REAMS Family Fun Night, Nov. 12 & 13

“Connecting families, helping the food shelf and having fun” is the intent and theme of an event being hosted by Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School (REAMS).

Left to right, Ashley Johnson, Skyla Lewis, and Faith Linna display a bowl to make people happy.

Left to right, Ashley Johnson, Skyla Lewis, and Faith Linna display a bowl to make people happy.

On Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov.13, REAMS is sponsoring a family fun night and soup dinner to benefit to the Rockford RiverWorks Food Shelf from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Family Fun Night will focus on families with students in grades 3 to 5 on Monday, and grades K-2 on Tuesday. Families can enjoy a light dinner of a bowl of soup, bread, cookie, and a beverage from 5 to 6:30 p.m. prior to being active together each night. The cost of the meal is $10 for an adult and $5 for a student with all proceeds benefiting the Rockford RiverWorks Food Shelf. The dinner is part of an Empty Bowls project.

REAMS third grade students teamed up with the Art Department for the Empty Bowls project and lovingly created bowls for families to take home. As a thank you for participating in the benefit, families can select a bowl to serve as a reminder of their help in making sure that children in our community do not go home to empty bowls. The students who made the bowls put a lot of thought into their designs.

These artists, from left to right, Laney Belanger, Keaton Reed, and Makayla Graunke show off a bowl with a fire fighter theme to remind people about serving the community.

These artists, from left to right, Laney Belanger, Keaton Reed, and Makayla Graunke show off a bowl with a fire fighter theme to remind people about serving the community.

REAMS student Keaton Reed said of his creation: “I was thinking about the food shelf and my dad’s work as a firefighter when I created my bowl. Both serve the community in a positive way.”

Faith Linna is sure that her sunflower bowl will cheer people up every time they look at it. Her goal was simply to make people happy. There will also be other beautiful handmade bowls available in a silent auction.

Families have participated in REAMS Family Fun Nights for the past three years. Hosted by the physical education teachers, Family Fun Night is a wonderful opportunity to participate as a family in games and activities like bowling, cup stacking and tag challenges. It is an action-packed hour for families to participant in and to promote health and wellness activities together.

If you have any questions about Family Fun Night, please contact the REAMS office at 763-477-5837.

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