Lake Anne Elementary School students form a giant number 50 in the grass outside of the school while wearing special T-shirts the parent-teacher association bought for them on the day of the celebration.
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How many students can say their elementary school principal threw a birthday party for their school?
All of Lake Anne Elementary School’s students can answer enthusiastically that theirs did. Lake Anne’s 50th Anniversary Celebration happened at the school on Friday, April 21.
“We’re calling it the Lake Anne family reunion because we invited everyone to come,” Principal Jill Steward says. “We have all come together to celebrate family and educational excellence. It’s great to have everyone come back.”
The festivities included a stage with live entertainment and food trucks. Tickets were sold at the celebration for a photo booth, balloon animals, a dunk tank, temporary tattoos, face painting, a moon bounce and an inflatable obstacle course.
All the teachers and students wore special T-shirts to mark the occasion, adults in gray and students in blue.
“They were a birthday gift from the PTA,” Steward says. “They were a surprise when they showed up for school today.”