Every kid in Hope Town always looks forward to the Christmas Play. This year it is about a big bad wolf named Scrooge. He learns how to be kind, thankful, and loving in this amazing show. Hope you come along at the Hope Town community center. The children have been practicing since October.
The tickets are sold for 20$ each person and sold at at Elbow Cay Properties. The performances will be held on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of December.
Each year Hope Town has a wonderful event called The Christmas Village. There is an ice skating rink, food stands, golfing, games, live music, and a raffle. You can join in the fun by visiting www.christmasvillageho.wixsite.com/mysite December 16th, 17th, and 18th from 6pm to 9pm at the ball field. Hope you come!
This is a time for love and a time for sharing. We often take the little things for granted in life like the water we drink and the food we eat. On thanksgiving we think how lucky we are even if we do not have much we should be grateful to be alive. Although you may not celebrate thanksgiving we should all still be thankful. I am grateful for my family and friends. On thanksgiving my family has a big family dinner and we all go around the table saying what we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to say thank you and give thanks.
Every year on the third Thursday of November, we have a fun competition called the Turtle Trot. This is when athletes young and old compete to see who will the race. There is a three mile race for adults and some kids and a school race for children. Our Trot is only one mile but it is still a great workout. It is much like the American Turkey Trot which is mostly the same. Though it is a competition we still strive to do our personal best and have a great time. I challenge you to push yourself to the limits and race this Thursday!
All the money in the 3 mile race goes to Friends Of The Environment!!!
On the 25th of November our annual Box Cart Derby will be held at Big Hill on Elbow Cay. Many people make their own box carts and decorate them however they want to. The Box Cart Derby is when members of the community go to Big Hill and bring box carts to race. Our school will be participating in the race with our own box car. We are not sure yet who will be racing it but it will be a 6th grader. The rest of our sixth grade class will run the food stands and sell snow cones, popcorn, and other delicious snacks. We will be raising money for our 6th grade Eleuthera trip. There will be raffles, t-shirts, and many other exciting events! Anyone can participate if they have a box cart. We hope to see you there.
Each November, we do a school competition called the Can Drive. It supports the elderly and those in need within our community by giving canned foods. The team that wins (by getting the most cans in) gets a team pizza on Friday. The teams are Wahoos, Marlins, Barracuda, and Grouper. Though it is a competition, we still strive to help as many people as we can. If you have a kid going to Hope Town School I encourage you to help your team and the people in our community by giving you child a few cans or dried goods like pasta or rice.*
*Please only give cans without dents or rust. Thank you! By: Jack
UPDATE: The Groupers won again!! Thank you Miss Stephanie for these great photos.
Halloween is coming up on Tuesday October 31st. I am super excited. On Halloween you can transform into whatever you want to become. Halloween was originally called hallows eve and was celebrated towards honoring the dead. Also, people believed that dressing in costumes would be a way to hide from ghosts. Did you know that cats have been a part of Halloween for centuries? Priests used to use cats to as a ritual to try and predict the future. How cool is that? Also, trick or treat used to be when the poor went to peoples door and traded food for prayers. In Hope Town we go trick or treating on our mini streets at night and we have an amazing haunted house that the parents organize. It’s truly a spine tingling experience.
October 31st is going to be a very busy day. First off it’s Halloween, but earlier in the day there will be a parade. This is a parade celebrating story book characters. The children of Hope Town Primary will dress up or bring their costume to school and parade around town for the community to see. The rules of this parade is: you must wear clothes/costume from a story book, and it has to be originally from a book for example ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Once the children are ready they will march down to the ‘Post Office’ with their teachers, take photos, and march back up to school. Also during the parade their will be secret judges who will judge the students by grade. Awards go to who is the most creative and who is the most original. We hope to see you there since the kids have been waiting all year for this event.
Tuesday October the 17th is Italian Night at Hope Town Primary. It will be from 5:00 to 6:30 P.M. We are hosting it to raise money towards modifying the school. For example we need to have the school painted and a roof fixed. There will be lasagna, spaghetti, salad, and meatballs. There will be drinks and deserts too. It is open to the community for everyone to enjoy. We hope to see you there!
The music recital is coming up next Friday! It is for everyone to show off their talents and what they can do. I will be playing the guitar and singing. Lots of my friends will also be performing on stage. Some of the people who are performing have done music lessons. The incredible teachers are Mr. Justin and Mrs. Carly. We have all worked really hard and hope that everyone can come. I am very excited and a little nervous because this is my first year playing the guitar in the recital.
This is a picture of the amazingly talented Summer!