Three Playdates and a Picnic!

by Rosshalde Pak

Even though the extremely hot weather has been shouting out that it is summer, soon the screams and shouts we are going to hear are those of all our children out on the playground.  The new school year is less than two weeks away, and as we take the time to get new back packs and school supplies - the Bonny Slope Community Organziation (BSCO) is also helping us to get prepared by having some playground playdates before school starts.

This past Monday, I was able to attend the second in a three part series of playground playdates. Hi, my name is Rosshalde Pak.  I am a new parent to Bonny Slope, with my son entering Kindergarten this 2018-19 school year.  I am also going to be leading the Bonny Slope Blog this year; which gave me twice as many reasons to check out the fun on Monday.  Despite knowing it was going to be very hot, at least twenty families came out to play.  Ashish, our BSCO President, was there, as were all of the Kindergarten teachers, and other Bonny Slope parent volunteers.  Obviously the playground was the biggest draw, but with some chalk, basketballs, and bubbles, and add in tasty snacks and drinks - everyone was having a good time mingling and playing.

Yes, these Monday playground playdates are designed for new families who are going to become a part of Bonny Slope Elementary but everyone is welcome.  And with there being one more on Monday, the 20th; plus the Meet the Teacher and the BSCO Back to School Picnic on Thursday, August 23rd, you have two more chances to get in on these events before the actual start of the school year on August 27th.  Plus on the 20th, pizza will be available for purchase, which gives you an easy solution to dinner while your kiddos tire themselves out on the playground.  And everyone gets a chance to catch up with their pint-sized friends and adult ones alike, before the bell rings that following Monday.