Horace Mann School held a Halloween carnival Friday with exciting activities for students from kindergarten to the eighth grade.
"We're a K-8 school. Everything we do, we integrate all the kids," said Howard Goldstein, vice president of fundraising for the Horace Mann PTA. "For us it's an opportunity for the kids to have not only educational opportunities here but something to remember as they get older."
Those in grades K-5 were tasked with setting up a game booth for younger children to enjoy. There was a ring toss, coin toss, face painting and more. For the middle school students a haunted Halloween trailer, video game trailer and live DJ were some of the planned activities—though kids of all ages could be seen dancing along to the music in front of the DJ booth.
The PTA also showed two movies to entertain families later in the evening. Madagascar 3 was screened outside and Ghostbusters was shown in the cafeteria for middle school students.
Ticket and food sales at the event go back into Horace Mann's PTA fund to keep school programs running, such as the chess club, horticulture club and Science Olympiad.