Friday, September 18, 2015

Lucky Day!

So, last year, Kayli's school organized a walk-a-thon at school, as a way to raise money for all the actvities (Field Trips) and materials, etc. that the Booster Club supports. It was so successful that they decided to do it again this year. It basically involves the kids soliciting pledges from family and friends for participating in the walk-a-thon, which, this year, was carried out on the new walking trail behind the school. There was also an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for various auction items, many of which were teacher created outings such as "going out for pizza with a teacher" or "going to a movie with the principal." The raffle idea was very popular, as kids swarmed the tables to buy their raffle tickets. Well, of course I gave Kayli money to buy raffle tickets for all the auction items that were of interest to her. We bought enough tickets to put at least 2 or 3 in each jar. Now, fast forward to the day of the walk-a-thon, when the entire school gathered in the gym to hear the grand total raised today, and the winners of auction items were drawn. First bucket, "Trip to Peach Wave with Mrs. Jones" (Kayli's teacher) ...the announcer draws out a paper and reads "KAYLI .............!" I catch her eye in the audience, as everyone is clapping, she's beaming. The next bucket, "Trip to Peach Wave with Mrs. Danner"...the announcer says "KAYLI ..........!" Oh my gosh, the crowd is cheering again! Kayli is looking quite surprised. Next up, the auction bucket for a "Scenic Bike Ride w/ Mrs. D. followed by popsicles @ Mrs. M's House" ...the announcer says..."KAYLI ..........!!!" The crowd is going wild, laughing, and cheering! Kayli is hiding her head, looking embarassed now. Oh boy, this is too funny. The next auction bucket item went to another student in the audience. Then, the next auction bucket item, "A lock-in @ school for you and 2 friends w/ Mrs. W" (Kayli's 1st grade teacher) ...drum roll please...the winner is..."KAYLI ..........!!!!!" Woohoo! Now, my girl is in disbelief, and does NOT like all this attention. People are patting her on the back, congratulating her. One mom told me later that she asked to shake Kayli's hand for good-luck! Haha! People kept telling me that I needed to go buy a real lottery ticket, given the lucky streak we were on! Too funny. When I met up with Kayli at the end of the day, she said "Mom, I did NOT want to win ALL those prizes!" "How embarassing!" Once the shock of that assembly wore off, though, she began to get very excited about all the fun she was going to have with these teachers! Too funny!

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