Boo to the Clouds

The forecast said rain, but that didn’t stop Friends Community School from celebrating Halloween with a costume parade around the Peace Circle and a pumpkin drop off of the school’s green roof.
Parents ringed to circle to enjoy FCS students’ costume creativity. If you were hungry, there was a box of Duck Donuts and an unusual combination called "Rock and Roll Turkey." An iPhone, candy "rapper," and a game of math Ken-Ken entertained. Misty Copeland and Frida Kahlo were there to inspire. A robot, eagle, and Viking transported imaginations. And if you needed a used car, it was hard to miss the dancing inflatable tubemen.  

Today’s celebration concluded with the annual pumpkin drop--the first for Head of School Angela Garcia, who joined the school in 2019. Dressed as a butterfly, Angela was joined on the roof by 6th grader Kathy C.,who won the chance at the Fall Fair raffle. FCS Facilities Manager Dan Miller captured this bird's-eye footage of the moment: 

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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100