Buddy Field Days, Color Run Make for Fun Friday at Weeks

Fun, games and a whole lot of color brought students and teachers at C.R. Weeks Elementary School into the first Weekend of June.

The day began with the first of two Buddy Field Days sessions. During Buddy Field Days students are paired with a “buddy” and go through 22 events.

“No student ever feels left out,” said physical education teacher Dean Bixby. “Many activities are competitive events. They can compete against each other or cooperate.”

Others were less reserved in describing the day.

“It’s the best thing ever,” said fourth grader Maryann Tuttle.

“It’s like recess all day,” said fifth grader Peyton Stoeckel.

But there was a reason for the fun.

“It’s an opportunity for students to come out and enjoy physical activity in a casual environment,” said Bixby.

The physical activity continued late in the afternoon with the CR Weeks TPC 5K Color Run in the athletic fields behind the school. Weeks Elementary held a 5K Color Run two years ago to celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary on the roads near the school. This year organizers wanted to bring it on campus.

“We know everybody had so much fun we said, ‘Let’s do it again,’” said Rhea Deyo. “We decided to do it on a smaller scale.”

50 Weeks students along with parents and siblings signed up to run as teachers sprayed them with paint as they ran through different stations on the course. Some families crossed the finish line together.

“It was fun. The best part was getting blasted with a bunch of color. But the worst part is that it gets in your mouth,” said second grader Wyatt Sienko.

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