Northpoint’s annual fall party a popular destination

Hundreds of students crowded Northpoint Elementary School, Blaine, for its annual fall party Nov. 8.

Games and crafts kept kids and their parents busy.

The library was transformed into a bingo parlor. Kids lined up for a bean bag toss and bowling.

Students crafted turkeys out of pinecones, adding colorful feathers and googly eyes. The young artists quickly handed their feathered friends off to mom and dad, pursuing their next activity.

For many little ones, the evening marked their first school dance. Unlike a high school function, bursts of dancing were segmented with hula-hoop contests and other activities.

The fall party is typically held annually in November.

“It’s just kind of a free-floating evening to build community,” Principal Mike Callahan said.

Olivia Koester is at [email protected]

Sarah Hobbick, 5, and her mom Theresa Hobbick play bingo at Northpoint Elementary School’s annual fall party Nov. 8. Photos by Olivia Koester Kaitlyn Burstad, 7, carefully pours some glue onto her pinecone turkey craft, securing the feathers. Students get creative at the craft station with a little help from their parents, who could be spotted dutifully toting pinecone turkeys throughout the building the rest of the evening. Preschool students compete in a hula-hoop contest. Most didn’t quite know what to do with the hoop. Carter Totushek, 3, whips a hula hoop around his body. Jazelle Jones, 5, enjoys some pizza in the Northpoint cafeteria. Families brought bags of winter gear to donate, quickly overflowing the boxes staff set out near the school’s entrance.
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Students get creative at the craft station with a little help from their parents, who could be spotted dutifully toting pinecone turkeys throughout the building the rest of the evening.