Pirate Pride Day, held at the Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School on November 6, 2015, was a day of learning and fun for students in grades K-4.
Presenting a program featuring “The Boo-Boo Bandits” was Joe Tanterelli, a safety consultant with a company that travels across the United States, France, Australia and Canada teaching safety to companies, nurses, miners, schools and sports organizations.
Through “The Boo-Boo Bandits” he taught the students how to be safe from things that are sharp, slippery, hard and hot.
Richard Cowdrey, illustrator for several children’s books authored by John Grogan, explained how he became an illustrator. Among the books of Grogan’s that Cowdrey has illustrated are “Bad Dog,” and “Marley.” Cowdrey led the students in drawing a picture of Marley as a Pirate. Cowdrey’s appearance was made possible when the students raised money through a coin drive. Special thanks to First Federal Bank in Cardington for helping to count those coins.
Colton Bowers, art teacher in the Cardington-Lincoln School, and several parent volunteers helped the students complete a drawing of what it looks to be “Respectful, Responsible and Ready,” (the school motto). They mod pledged this drawing on 6 x 6 ceramic tiles. A special thank you was made to Hamilton Parker Company for donating the tiles.
Wrapping up the day was an appearance by the high school marching band directed by John Brehm.
Organizing the day were staff members Erin Weaston, Katie Scohy, Bonnie Williams, Nicole Ramoneda, Cyndi Huvler, Marie Free, Dawn Ruehrmund, Michelle Goughenour, Scott Hardwick, and Carl Hardwick, Junior.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at email@example.com.