Wednesday, August 29, 2012

BTSN: PFU's Sweep Family Pentathlon

DPCA, August 23, 2012

Though the competition was stiff (which was probably part of their secret), the Team PFU (Potbellied Fluffy Unicorns) came out on top in the DPCA Back-to-School Night Family Pentathlon.  Showing their impossible-to-beat skills at Moon Ball, Birthday Shuffle, Computer De-bugging, Bball Blast, and Toxic Transfer, the PFU's dominated, posting best times in all but one event.  Though the Question Marks, Team Unknown, Destroyer Fireballs, The Shufflins, and Team Incredibles worked hard, the PFU's just couldn't be stopped. 

With a new school record total time of just 4:93, the PFU's clearly came out ahead of second-place squad Team Incredibles, who posted a very respectable 5:87. 

Highlights of the Pentathlon included seeing Jason  lift all the members of his team who were under 4 ft tall over his head for a better shot at the hoop, watching the teams cope with silence at the Birthday Shuffle,  enjoying a wide variety of team strategies for Moon Ball, and just soaking in all the laughter, fun, and camaraderie as the teams worked together at each event station.

Back-to-School night began with hot-dogs, beans, and chips served up by the staff kitchen crew, potluck desserts brought in by parents, and a brief information meeting in the Eagle cafetorium. A few announcements and reminders followed faculty and staff introductions, and together our school community considered for a few moments our 2012-2013 theme: Running to Win... Eyes Fixed on Jesus.  Mr. Ritschard read the accompanying verses, and briefly commented on the ways in which students and staff would be exploring the theme during the year.  The family Pentathlon in the gym, and a brief time to meet teachers and see classrooms rounded out the evening.

A big thank you to all our staff, parents, and students who came together for a fun evening! 

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