This fall closed out our cross country season for Fairyland’s runners. “We had one of the better seasons that I can remember in recent years,” Coach Cory Hall commented. “The culmination of a small group of talented and motivated runners, excellent weather, and the Chattanooga Track Club providing a professional event all made for a memorable season!” he said. Many thanks to Coach Hall, our athletes, their supportive families for coming out and to the Chattanooga Track Club!
Pumpkins were definitely an overriding theme during October around here. We started off the month with an annual pumpkin sale. Our wonderful PTO picked up a load of beautiful pumpkins from Marsh Cattle Farm in Chickamauga, and held a well-attended sale over the weekend to benefit Fairyland School. Our other school-wide fundraiser event, The Great Pumpkin Chase, took place at the end of the month. As always, it was a fun, beautiful day, full of great music, cheers, speedy runners, and lots of smiles. Thank you so much to our tireless PTO for building up this fun event with great prizes and enthusiasm, to Coach Hall for coordinating, to our families and community members for sponsoring runners and coming out to cheer them on, and to all of our students who make the day a joy!
While in the season of Thanksgiving, some gratitude is definitely due for the amazing administrators, office staff, and school nurse who all keep us afloat at Fairyland School. These past few years have been full of challenging uncharted territory for all of us, and their steadiness, grace, and compassion have been an incredible blessing. Principal Jeremy Roerdink, Emily Haney, Mako Gilcrist, Nia Newton and Jennifer Hisey, we sure appreciate you!
by Melissa Cairns