As with any endeavor sponsored by an educational staff, we always begin with the instructions:
All Benevolent Fund committee members wore the 'uniform' of the evening as a show of our strength of purpose and solidarity. Our slogan "Together We Stand - People Helping People" emblazoned around the Huskie paw print.
We are all lined up and ready to greet out guests.
Kitty Ward (an audition judge), and Jackie Levash (Emcee) both began their careers at Sunnymead School, and were reassigned to other elementary schools in district. However.....they BOTH give freely, graciously and generously of themselves, and have for the past 5 years, to insure the success of the Sunnymead Variety Show.
Marielena Cardinale, a 4-year veteran audition judge stands with yours truly (Benevolent Fund Chairperson) as we anxiously await the beginning of what promises to be an exciting and entertaining evening.
Dr. Weber and Mrs. Baker (seated) and Mrs. Cucchiara prepare ready to sell tickets to the performance
Our additional fund raisers. Philly Pretzels and CandyGrams and Flowers sold by Mrs. Wengryn and Mrs. Renz. (second grade and kindergarten teachers respectively) Mrs. Fairlie and her daughter manned the Flower and CandyGram table.
|Behind the stage scene of the complicated and powerful audio system|
The auditorium begins to fill up as our guests take their seats in anticipation of the announcement by the Emcee that the performance is about to begin.
We are all asked to stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance after which our first performer of the evening sang our National Anthem.
A dance depicting the Middle Eastern heritage, and the all time baseball-time favorite Abbott and Costello skit: "Who's on First".
|Hula-hooping is a challenge for some, but these second graders increase the difficulty-factor of hula-hooping to the tune of "The Macarena".|
|In a flurry of sequins and colors these four girls are "dynamite" dancers|
|This first grade student offers a VERY spirited Irish Step Dancing performance|
The renowned Sunnymead Chorus under the direction of Ms. Megan Jadro, vocal music teacher, accompanied by Ms. Hayley Zamek (kindergarten teacher) and Mrs. Cucchiara (Special Ed. teacher)
|from left to right: Ms. Zamek, Mrs. Cucchiara, and Ms. Jadro receiving congratulations for a job well done.|
|Two very distinct styles, but equally talented pianists.|
|The gymnast uses a hula-hoop in her routine.|
No variety show would be complete without a Magic Act.
|Offering a cultural song.|
|"Dorothy" singing "Over the Rainbow" was literally the show-stopper (it was the closing act).|
The committee wishes to thank all of the students, parents and staff who participated in the show and all those who donated their time, talent and continued support to enable us to continue to help others, living up to our motto: "Together We Stand - People helping People"
Thank you for visiting "This and That" and a little bit of the Sunnymead School Variety Show. Photos can be enlarged by 'clicking' on the specific photo.