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Annual Bee Fit Day at Mendel Elementary all wet

After a hard day of games and relays, students relax with cold watermelon. Left to right are Salvador Carreon, Andrew DeLeon, Kevin Aldaco, Crystal Mendoza, Maria Suarez, and Jasmin Rodriguez. Back row: Nallely Torres, Crystal Cobio, Gerardo Garza and Francisco Villerreal.

Ernest F. Mendel’s annual Bee Fit Day, directed by Physical Education teacher, Stacie Veinotte, was ALL WET, to say the least. This years’ theme was SPLISH SPLASH. Students from all grade levels participated in a variety of fun and exciting games and relays.

Some of the relays were Watermelon Roll, Pass the Bucket, Go Fishing, Beach Belly Relay, and Snorkel & Finn Relay.

The final event was “Dress the Teacher.” Students hurried to dress the teachers with large sunglasses, fins, a head umbrella, face mask, beach towel, along with sand bucket and shovel. The students were laughing as hard as the onlookers. Kindergarten teacher, Lynda Cole was the first to be dressed. The students were all provided with sun visors in summer colors to enjoy the events with. After the watermelon contest the classes were able to enjoy a watermelon party.

Parents, teachers and students had a wonderful time and want to thank Mrs. Veinotte for all of her efforts in making this annual event a success.