Friday, June 7, 2013
By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN
Students from North, Dobbins and Union Elementary schools came together to bowl on May 31 at Camelot Lanes.
“Make a Friend Bowling” day is put on by the principals or each elementary school and brings the fourth-grade students together before attending McKinley in the fall.
Tracy Kaschak, principal at North Elementary school, said that the event makes the transition into McKinley smoother.
“This gives the students an opportunity to meet new friends from the other schools before all coming together at McKinley. In September, when entering McKinley, they may recognize their bowling friend’s face,” said Kaschak.
A student from every class was placed on each different lane to give the students a chance to meet new students from the other two schools.
Mike Masucci, principal of Union Elementary school, said that he gave his students an assignment for the event.
“I gave them a little assignment to walk up to someone they’ve never met before - boy or girl - and stick out their hand and introduce themselves,” said Masucci.
Abbegale Altmar, a fourth-grade student at North Elementary School, said she liked the event.
“It’s cool to meet new friends before we go to McKinley,” said Altmar.