Successful Creepy Crawl 5K for EAVP

Fundraising assists scholarship funding

By Lawre Goodnow, EAVP

This year’s Creepy Crawl and Kids Run had about fifty participants and thirteen sponsors.

This year’s Creepy Crawl and Kids Run had about fifty participants and thirteen sponsors.

On November 18, EAVP hosted a family night for currently enrolled children. The purpose of the evening was to give families the opportunity to spend time in the classroom with their child doing activities representative of those done each day. The activities also offer the teachers an opportunity to demonstrate the educational purposes behind the activities.

Blocks are a common toy found at home and school, for example, but many may not know how blocks provide many learning opportunities. Our art activity highlights the playful and experimental nature of our classroom art experiences. By providing materials and posing questions to the children, teachers support image making, language development, and literacy.

For the final activity, the remaining carrots from our garden were dug up and sampled along with a simple, healthy dip, following our garden-to-classroom curriculum called Early Sprouts.

In addition, the students have been interested in bats and, more recently, space travel. To support these interests, we had Heidi Murphy of New Hampshire Fish and Game, a former EAVP parent, give a presentation on nocturnal animals.

Our evening concluded with a brief foray out into the night to look at the stars, listen for animal sounds, and stand together with our own handmade lanterns to remind ourselves that we are all together, shining our light in our caring community.

We had a successful Creepy Crawl 5K and Kids Run on October 30, with approximately 50 participants. We would like to thank the Andover Fire Department, and Brian Reynolds and David Rowell of for providing our timing. Thank you to our Board and families for their support of the event.

Our fundraising efforts are a necessary part of EAVP’s annual school operating budget and scholarship funding, and we are making steady progress toward our fundraising goal. Thank you to our 13 sponsors of the event, which include: Mead and Braley Metal Roofing, Jake’s Market, Bank of Andover, Frost Building Construction, Hames Shop Joinery, Andover Pizza Chef, Lake Sunapee Bank, Capitol Alarm Systems, Northeast Delta Dental, Little Scoop, Chase Hill Design, Poulin Property Maintenance, Byron’s Septic Service, Tarte Cafe and Bakery, Big Water Brewery, and Capital Kitchen and Bath.