Ideal Elementary School and Dream Middle School in Royal Palm Beach hosted its first Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20.
The festival and pumpkin patch was open to the community, and more than 300 students, friends, families and guests attended. The school parking lots were converted into a festive carnival-like atmosphere with several giant inflatable rides, mechanical swings, a rock wall, a Velcro wall, great food and more than a dozen midway games. While the pumpkin patch, petting zoo and pony rides were favorites, perhaps the most popular attraction was the giant hamster ball ride, which had a constant line throughout the five hours of the fest.
In the Ideal School village there were several local vendors and a yummy bake sale, all while Music Director Maureen Hunt and her students performed all-day violin and music concerts, finishing up with the Ideal School rock band. The Dream School theater and auditorium became a spooky “Treat Street,” where middle school students handed out treats to excited preschool and elementary students.
The event ended with a raffle in which the coach Max Krieger pulled the winning ticket out of the air amongst a few thousand swirling tickets in a money booth.
School Principal Wendy Soderman said the event was a tremendous success and all proceeds will go toward creating an iPad lab for the students and for purchasing additional equipment for the music department.
Ideal Preschool, Ideal Elementary School and Dream Middle School are private schools for students who excel in academics, arts and character. For more information, visit www.dreamideal.com.
Above: Ideal Elementary students search for the perfect pumpkin in the school’s Fall Festival pumpkin patch.