Fathers at Gene Witt Elementary rolled up their sleeves for a weekend of hard work for the school, as they launched a 48-hour extreme makeover of the school’s media center.
The center was transformed to include themed areas for both younger and older readers, as well as a “Harry Potter”-themed castle courtyard, complete with a floor-to-ceiling tree and park benches.
The $8,000 project was funded primarily through Parent-Teacher Organization fundraisers. Dads in Witt’s Father’s Being Involved program completed the work.
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Gene Witt Elementary kindergarten students sang and played instruments during the December Celebrations: A Tour Around the World production, Dec. 17, in the school's cafeteria. Fourth- and fifth-grade students who are members of the school's "Orff"estra kicked off the play with drums and other instruments they played for their audience.
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