Four-year-olds in Mrs. McPeek’s and Mrs. Metcalf’s class compete in hockey.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
ldersgate Day School in Mount Vernon held it third annual Winter Olympics on Feb. 20-21 for 165 children ages 2 to Kindergarten. The event included an Opening and Closing Ceremony, a Medals Ceremony, and sports competitions in eight events, including ice skating, hockey, figure skating, and volleyball and an obstacle course.
“It’s a good opportunity for them to get exercise, connect with the Winter Olympics that are on TV that they’re all watching, and just to have a lot of fun and do something different in their school day,” said preschool director Patty Spitnale.
“We had an Opening Ceremonies this morning; we’ll have a Closing Ceremonies at noon and they pass the torch and then have a Medals Ceremony in their classrooms, so it’s a really good way for them to connect with the Olympics that they’re watching on TV.”
Aldersgate Day School is connected to Aldersgate United Methodist Church on Collingwood Road in Mount Vernon.