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800 gather to celebrate the 20 years of learning at Date Elementary in Fontana

By in Press Enterprise on January 4, 2018

By Staff report

More than 800 students, parents, and staff attended the 20th anniversary celebration at Date Elementary last month.

Festivities at the Dec. 1 event included a temporary tattoo and face-painting booth and a variety of games, including tic-tac-toe, musical chairs and bolo toss.

A student gets a Batman logo painted on his forearm during Date Elementary School’s 20th anniversary celebration event on Dec. 1, 2017, which had nearly 800 students taking part in activities such as tic-tac-toe, musical chairs, bolo toss and a balloon-popping contest. (Photo courtesy of Fontana Unified School District)

K-5 reading specialist Linda Arias started teaching the school 1997 and enrolled all three of her daughters there.

“My favorite memories are bringing each of my daughters for their first day of school – seeing them go from preschool to fifth grade and how the foundations of their academics started here with support from our teachers,” Arias said in a news release from Fontana Unified School District. “My oldest daughter, who is in college, now wants to pursue a career in education thanks to her time at Date Elementary and she wants to come back here and teach.”


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