Cary Elementary students recently attended a PRIDE Meeting. These meetings are a time to celebrate students, and are prepared and facilitated by the school specialists (Art, Media, Music, PE, Technology), in turn allowing teachers an opportunity to meet and work on grade level necessities.
At this PRIDE meeting our Tinikling and Hoopster teams performed. Tinikling is a traditional Philippine dance that originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two (sometimes 4) people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. The Hoopsters are a hula hoop team that performs synchronized movements with hula hoops, set to music.
We also had a guest speaker from the American Heart Association at our PRIDE meeting. She spoke with the students about various ways they can take care of their heart/health. This was our school kick off for the Hoops for Hearts fundraiser. You should have received some information last week from your child about it. We will be collecting donations throughout the entire month of February.