Friday, December 23, 2011

Pomaika'i Winterfest

Dean's elementary school, Pomaika'i, had it's annual Winterfest event on friday night, December 9th. It was so much fun and so well done! We were extremely impressed!! Tutu came with us and we walked to the school from our house. The first thing Dean wanted to do was the scavenger hunt (the kid does love a good scavenger hunt!). Maui High School key club members were dispersed around campus to help with the scavenger hunt and the hunt took us all over the Pomaika'i campus solving little riddles and collecting stamps on a piece of paper to finally earn a prize at the end (a glow stick).

After receiving his prize, we visited with and got a photo with Santa, which was a huge success! They had an actual professional photographer on hand taking the photos and he took several shots and they turned out awesome in my opinion - and the prices were even cheaper than the mall package prices!

After Santa, we checked out the craft and food booths and then the Kindergarten teachers' Wish Tree. We found several of Mrs. Smith's wishes, which helped us finalize our holiday shopping for her (a few items for the classroom!). We also decorated gingerbread men in the cafeteria with Dean's lady friend Sienna.

The highlight of the night was the student performances, which were going on all evening on the outdoor stage in the courtyard area (our favorite was the Pomaika'i Ukulele Band!).

The entire kindergarten group (all SIX classes of them!!) got together and performed a song as a group - it was a bit like watching the teachers try to herd cats, but highly entertaining and absolutely adorable of course!!

After Dean's performance, we headed home - taking the long way through the neighborhood to check out all the festive Christmas lights!! It was definitely a fun-filled night - one of my favorites so far this holiday season!

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