The BFA-Fairfax PTSA hosted two Valentine’s Day semi-formal dances for students and families in the elementary school on February 8 and 9. Both events provided an opportunity for our community to come together, put on some fancy clothes, and dance the night away. Service and community were evident throughout the evening. Before the dance, parent volunteers and students in the National Honor Society and Student Council collaborated to decorate the gymnasium and hallways with balloons and lights. Parents set up a concession stand with Valentine’s Day treats, food items, popcorn, and beverages. In addition, the PTSA had a photo area where students could capture an image with their friends to remember this fun evening.
To gain admission to the dance, students brought a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Fairfax Food Shelf, organized by BFA-Fairfax High School students, Derrick Sloan and Kieran Shea, as part of their Eagle Scout projects. I big thank you to the PTSA for organizing this important community event that brings the BFA-Fairfax community together at a time of year when we all can benefit from a social outing. It is events like these that remind me that we live in an amazing and supportive community.
Thomas Walsh is currently Principal of BFA Fairfax Elementary School and is a regular contributor to THE FWSU STORY. You can follow him on Twitter @educatamount