Tina McCoy, Superintendent
43 Harriman Hill Road
Raymond, NH 03077
For Immediate Release
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Raymond’s Lamprey River Elementary Students and Families Enjoy Harvest Feast
RAYMOND — Sporting colorful, handmade turkey hats and with parents and guardians in tow, kindergarten students at Lamprey River Elementary School enjoyed a special Harvest Feast Thursday.
The annual Harvest Feast is an opportunity for kindergarten students to invite their parents and guardians to visit the school for a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, bread, squash, peas, cookies and more. Older students at the school also enjoyed a festive turkey meal for lunch, as did staff at the school.
“The students have been very excited for the feast, and it’s been great to see so many parents and guardians here today to join us for a fun, festive meal,” said Amy McAvoy, team leader of the kindergarten teachers at Lamprey River. “Our cafeteria staff also works so hard to make this a special meal for our students, and they’ve done an amazing job.”
Approximately 75 adults joined kindergartners at Thursday’s feast.
“We’ve both been looking forward to this and I think it’s really nice that the school does this for all the kindergarten kids,” said Darcy Cronan, who joined her daughter, Haley, a kindergarten student, at the feast.
Many students were thrilled to have their parents at the school.
“I’m very excited my mom is here,” said kindergarten student Olivia Lopez.
In addition to crafting festive, turkey themed hats for the feast, some classes of kindergarten students also studied the differences between wild and domestic turkeys, among other facts about the fowls.
“Our kindergarten students hold the Harvest Feast near to their hearts, and it brings them a lot of joy to have a parent, grandparent, caregiver or guardian visit, meet their teacher and classmates, and enjoy a relaxed, fun meal,” said Lamprey River Elementary School Principal Laura Yacek. “Thank you so much to all of the parents and guardians who visited, and to the teachers and cafeteria staff who worked incredibly hard to provide such a wonderful feast.”