Yokota Middle School to host family event Nov. 29
At Yokota Middle School, families and autumn mean more than orange leaves and turkeys — it also means it’s time for Fall Family Night.
The annual event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the school’s campus. Parents can come the see works of their children, meet teachers and have fun with the whole family. Fall Family Night includes dinner, crafts and activities.
One of the highlights of the evening is the YMS Parent Teacher Organizations’ silent auction, where attendees can bid on gift baskets to help raise money for school activities. The gift baskets are made from items donated by students.
“They auction baskets every year, and it’s become a school tradition,” said Patricia Rainer, a Yokota Middle School teacher helping to organize the festivities.
Fall Family Night not only gives students and parents time to bond with the school community, it’s also an opportunity for the school to get needed feedback from parents.
“The community members are vital and part of YMS, and we look forward to seeing them participate in our Fall Family Night and give feedback on how the school is doing,” Rainer said.
Activities begin at 6 p.m. and will include an origami session, scavenger hunt, geography bee, family bingo and a basketball skills contest. The school also will sell dinner plates, which will be served from 5-6 p.m. Plates cost $5 a piece and proceeds benefit the Yokota Middle School PTO.
“All in all, it’s a fun family event to help bring the community together. Parental involvement is critical to a child’s transition to, and success in, middle school,” said YMS Principal Tonya Laliberte. “The event provides parents with an opportunity to get to know their child’s teachers, and helps the teachers to get to know parents.
“When our kids get older, parents think (kids) can handle it — life on their own, but middle school is the age where kids need parents the most. Family Fall Night is a good way to spend quality time together.”
For more information, please call 225-9671.