IN THE NEWS: Kendall Elementary scares up fun for students

Publish Date: 10/17/2014
The Kendall Elementary 2014 Fall Fest was so much fun that it made the front page of the Chronicle-Tribune!

Here's some of what they had to say: 

From the Chronicle-Tribune

Children dressed up as princesses, monsters and in other costumes, walked the halls of Kendall Elementary School Thursday evening collecting candy from their teachers, many of whom were dressed in costume as well.

The kids got to trick-or-treat at their school and participate in other fun activities during the annual fall festival at Kendall, 2009 W. Kem Road.

Crafts and food were set up in the school cafeteria, and in the gymnasium the kids could play several games.

Principal David Khalouf said the event has taken place for several years and is always popular among students. He estimated 300 kids came on Thursday – the school has a little over 400 students.

For Khalouf, the festival is a way to interact more with the kids and their parents.

“During a normal school day, I do get to have fun with the kids, but here I get to joke around with them and see their parents,” he said.

It’s also nice to see past students and get to meet some of the future ones.

Parent Maria Ortega said she brings her two daughters, Jaqueline, 6, and Jasmine, 8, every year.

“It’s already a tradition we have,” she said.

She enjoys talking to her daughters’ teachers, as well as other parents she doesn’t see often.

“I think it’s a great way to have parents, who work like me who don’t get to come often, get to come and mingle,” she said.

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