I just celebrated my 4th Olympic Day as Principal of RM Bacon. The tradition of Olympic Day goes back to 1978 when a few Physical Education teachers got together and wanted to bring all of the elementary schools together for fun, community, and competition.Every year on the Friday before Memorial Day, the elementary kids and teachers in 4th and 5th grade parade through the town meet at the High School. Kids compete in various events such as Newcomb, Baketball, Kickball, Softball throw, as well as track events. The day of competition concludes with the tug of war!
As a principal, I am always so proud of the kids. They paint their face, their hair and as they parade through the town, they chant our school’s name. When they return after the day of competition, we play “We are the Champions” over the loudspeaker. Then, they join in the Fun Day activities that the K-3 graders were involved with throughout the day. The kids get to go in Bouncy Houses, Water Slides, and eat snow cones. Then we send them home to their parents for the 3 day weekend tired, wet, and blue! It is always a special time!
Pictures from the day: