Bloomsdale Elementary kicked off the school year with a Back-to-School Bash, sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
The goal of the event was to bring the school family together to celebrate the 2019-20 year and the school’s new bounce house, paid for through the fundraising efforts of the 2018-19 PTO.
Parents volunteered to manage a washers tournament, paint students’ faces, organize karaoke and more. Student volunteers from the National Junior Honor Society and the A-Plus Program helped set up the event, prepare food and run the various games the younger students enjoyed.
Fifth-graders Ethan Schweiss and Noah Willett were the winners of the washer tournament, and door prizes were given throughout the night. More than 111 students signed up to win attendance prizes.
Among the organizations offering booths and activities at the event were the Girl Scouts, the Boy Scouts, the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office, 4-H, and Good News Community Church.
The Bloomsdale Fire Department loaned its washers boards. Mary’s Market donated food for the event. Kona Ice donated 10 percent of its profits to the PTO. Midwest Marketing helped advertise the event.
(Photos, information from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)