News from the Sports Court

Last Friday during lunch, Saklan held its first known Hula-Hoop Contest. The contest was inspired by Camp Saklan which held a similar event during the summer. Twenty-three adults and students signed-up for the competition. After twenty minutes of hooping, there were five contestants left. Gracee (5th), Leo (5th), Makenna (4th), Meera (5th), and Will (5th) all participated in a championship round where they had to keep two hoops moving around their waists.

In the end, Will (5th) was the last one still hula-hooping. Congratulations to Will and all other competitors! This fun activity will take place again in the future so start practicing.

Also in the news, there will be a cross-country race for fifth thru eighth graders on November 8th. This race involves other schools and will take place at the Lafayette Reservoir. The course will be 2.8 miles and racers will start running at 4:10 pm. All foot racers please inquire with Mr. Crabtree if interested.

Let’s go Saklan!

Dia de los Muertos

Third Graders decorated sugar skulls in celebration of the Day of the Dead or “Dia de los Muertos.” Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, other Latin American countries, and parts of the United States from October 31st to November 2nd.

On this important and joyful holiday, people celebrate the lives of their loved ones who have died. Altars are decorated with the deceased person’s favorite food and belongings. Marigolds are sprinkled on the graves and along paths to lead the spirits of the dead back home. In some places, spirits are believed to visit the earth on the wings of monarch butterflies.

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