WES Holds 27th Colors Day

Post date: Jul 08, 2014 5:44:4 PM

A major event at Wells Elementary School each year is Colors Day which coincides with the last day of school and the start of the summer break. This year Colors Day occurred on a sunny June 19th with over 450 students participating.

Begun modestly in 1988 by Physical Education Teacher Kathy Calo, Colors Day has evolved into an event designed to bring the entire student body together for a few hours to celebrate the school’s core values of cooperation, honesty, respect, responsibility, sharing and trustworthiness. This outdoor get-together features a parade that winds around the school, an awards ceremony, a display of art work, a song and banner contest, a slide show of the year’s school happenings and outside games such as “Tug of Color” and the “Bucket Brigade.”

The parade consists of students grouped by classroom with each unit distinguished by the color of t-shirt students wear and a unique classroom banner. This year’s Colors Day t-shirt with an owl on the front was designed by fourth grade student Kara Borkowski. The idea to use the ‘owl’ as the mascot for this year's Colors Day originated with third grade student T.J. Gadomski. The hundreds of t-shirts worn were purchased by the PTSA and printed by Ocean Graphics.

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Wells Elementary School sponsors and coordinates Colors Day but does so with lots of support from many others in the community. The PTSA would like to thank the following area businesses for their contributions and support:

Alexandre's Garage, Aroma Joe's Coffee, Atlantic Oceanfront Motel, Best of Everything, Billy's Chowder House, Chase Tree Service, Cluff Excavation,

Coastline Painting & Maintenance, Cocoons Day School, Cole Harrison Agency, Cole Harrison Insurance, Cut.Rite Landscaping, David Elwell Custom Builder, Fetch'n Fun Doggie Daycare & Boarding, Hayden Excavating, Inc, Hollywood Plumbing & Heating, Jonathan's Restaurant, Kennebunk Savings, Mariner Resort Motel, Misty Harbor Resort, Morse Hardware & Lumber, Nadeau Orthodontics, Nor-Easter Construction, Inc., Ocean Graphics, Ogunquit Lobster Pound, Pediatric Associates of York Hospital, Peoples Choice Credit Union, Peoples Insurance Agency, Perkins Cove Lobster Shack, Seacoast Pizza, Seagull Inn & Condominiums, Sea Mist Resort, Sea-Vu South Campground, Sevigney-Lyons Insurance, State Farm, The Dunes on the Waterfront, the Steakhouse, Wells-Ogunquit Little League, Wells Seacoast Cab, Wells Storage Solutions, Wild Blueberry Café, Spiller Farm, and York Hospital Family Medicine in Wells

Caption: First grade’s ‘Purple Pandas” marching in Colors Day parade on June 19th. Waiving at the left side of the banner is teacher Michelle Langelier.

Caption: Hundreds of students sit in the courtyard of WES for an awards ceremony at Wells Elementary School on June 19th

Caption: A kindergarten student from the Kindergarten Purple Pandas carries water held in a large sponge to a bucket in the Bucket Brigade competition among classrooms.