There’s nothing better that the Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ Assumption
Halloween is always exciting for students. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.
Assumption’s Student Council’s annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest signals the Great Pumpkin is almost here! Each year, the entries from K-8 grow in number and in cleverness. With over 100 entries for 2021, our Preschoolers had a difficult decision to make: which were the winners in each grade category.
Preschoolers looking at the pumpkins
On Monday, October 25, the preschoolers came to the main building entrance, where our “pumpkin tables” were lining the walls.
Here are some of the decorated pumpkins:
Pumpkin Girl in the Tub Captain Underpants
A Puffer Fish Baby Dinosaur hatching
On Friday, October 29th, the entire student body was invited to the Assumption’s PTO Trunk or Treat on the Parish Center Lot. Treats of all kinds were distributed from decorated cars with Pizza “car-parties” running all evening. The parents and the “trick-or-treaters” had a great time thanks to the PTO who organized this event.