Ahoy! On Sunday our school participated in the Columbus Day parade in Westerly. The idea for the float was inspired by first grader Isabella Macaruso, and it was constructed by our remarkable PTO.
The "ship" was filled with pirates, but our scallywags gave away their booty instead of taking it from others! As the hook-handed captain steered the vessel down the streets, a treasure chest filled with gently used books slowly emptied as the contents were given to parade spectators young and old.
The reactions of the crowd was heartfelt and enthusiastic. I think the best comment I heard was, "Best give-way ever!" And to top it all off, Ashaway School was awarded the prize of "Best Theme"!