New Bloomfield Education Foundation hosts school carnival

Emily O'Leary/For the News Tribune New Bloomfield Elementary principal Jennifer Fletcher spins cotton candy Friday at the New Bloomfield school carnival.

NEW BLOOMFIELD -- New Bloomfield Educational Foundation hosted a school carnival Friday evening.

The event was held in the New Bloomfield High School gymnasium and included a variety of games and activities for students to enjoy. Available booths and activities included a ring toss, obstacle course, face painting, temporary tattoos, school spirit friendship bracelets, frisbee toss, chuck-a-duck, cupcake walk and cotton candy lounge.

New Bloomfield superintendent Sarah Wisdom sits on the board of the New Bloomfield Education Foundation. She said New Bloomfield Parents as Teachers used to host a school carnival every other year, but "COVID kind of killed it." According to Wisdom, the last school carnival was "maybe six or seven years ago."

Sponsoring the school carnival was "a way for the foundation to just kind of get involved," Wisdom said.

The teachers came up with the games and the prizes, Wisdom said. Teachers, with the help of some parent volunteers, ran games and activities at the carnival.

Every class was given a certain amount of money to set up their carnival station, Wisdom said. Each station collected tickets in order to participate in the station's activity.

"For every ticket, they're 50 cents each, the class will get that back for every ticket that they sell," Wisdom said, adding, "the money goes right back to the classrooms."

New Bloomfield Education Foundation has donated more than $100,000 to New Bloomfield classrooms since the foundation's inception, Wisdom said.

Wisdom is thankful to have the foundation in the New Bloomfield School District, as "not every district has an education foundation."