As far back as Don Ameche in 1938 and a decade later by Judy Garland, the Easter Parade has brought smiles to children weeks before Easter. With emphasis put on quality time in the classroom, many schools have forsaken certain activities including the annual hosting of an Easter Parade or egg hunt. Not so with the award winning Sneads Elementary School. Whatever they are doing at Sneads, it is working because they have consistently been rated an A school in the state of Florida year after year.
Last week, they took time out from the rigors of studying to pay tribute to the Easter Parade. “In your Easter bonnet with all the frills upon it, You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade. I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over, I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade. On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us, and you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure. Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet, and of the girl I’m taking to the Easter Parade.”
The parade hosted by the Sneads Elementary Kindergarten class was led by none other than the Easter Bunny. Children and adults followed in their Sunday best, adorned in hats, bonnets, and yes bow ties. Teachers, staff, and children benefitted from the short break from their everyday routine and those parents attending were treated to an awesome sight of well-behaved and well-dressed children.
Congratulations to principal Mindy Howell for thinking outside the box while educating the students at Sneads Elementary.