School hosts ‘Haunted Hall­ways’ fes­ti­val

The an­nual fest is a Hal­loween event held at a Coatesville ele­men­tary school

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Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School stu­dents cel­e­brated Hal­loween with friendly scares and an ed­u­ca­tional twist.

VAL­LEY >> Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School stu­dents, of the Coatesville Area School District, cel­e­brated Hal­loween with friendly scares and an ed­u­ca­tional twist.

Rain­bow Ele­men­tary hosted its an­nual “Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest.” It is also known as Lit­er­acy Night and Haunted Hall­ways. The event was held at the school on Thurs­day.

School of­fi­cials said this event is “so loved” by the com­mu­nity, that for­mer Rain­bow stu­dents come back to par­tic­i­pate as ac­tors in the Haunted Hall­ways. They added that the Haunted Hall­ways are spooky, but if any­one feels too afraid, they can say “no scare” as they walk through for a less spooky ex­pe­ri­ence.

The ef­forts of the Rain­bow Par­ent-Teacher Or­ga­ni­za­tion (PTO) and staff vol­un­teers en­sured there would be some­thing en­joyed by all vis­i­tors in­clud­ing the Haunted Hall­ways, the Scholas­tic Book Fair, sto­ry­telling, cup­cake dec­o­rat­ing, a movie screen­ing and vis­its with Sawyer, a res­cued golden re­triever from PAWS.

“It was great to see that our stu­dents were still ex­cited on Fri­day as they re­called the fes­tiv­i­ties of the pre­vi­ous evening,” Assistant Prin­ci­pal Lynn Mancinelli said. “Rain­bow Ele­men­tary and our PTO are both very pleased to sup­port lit­er­acy pro­grams through this free com­mu­nity event.”

School of­fi­cials noted that more than 900 vis­i­tors at­tended the free event. The PTO raised money by do­na­tions to have var­i­ous good­ies for sale and raf­fle tick­ets. In ad­di­tion, Rain­bow kicked off their an­nual food drive called “Op­er­a­tion Thanks­giv­ing.” School of­fi­cials noted that in the past, stu­dents have col­lected more than 2,000 cans for the drive. School of­fi­cials said Rain­bow will be ac­cept­ing do­na­tions at the school un­til Nov. 18.

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Nige­ria Jack­son, cen­ter, along with her daugh­ter Naz­i­hah Trice, left, and son, Reg­gie Trice III, dressed as Bat­man, at­tend the Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School an­nual Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest.

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Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the school’s an­nual Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest. It is also known as Lit­er­acy Night and Haunted Hall­ways where stu­dents and at­ten­dees can have a spooky and fun ex­pe­ri­ence.

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Jef­frey Kauff­man and Leah DiPi­etro, two South Brandy­wine stu­dents who pre­vi­ously at­tended Rain­bow, are dressed up for the an­nual Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest.

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The hall­ways in Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School were dec­o­rated as part of the school’s Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest.

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Parker Pow­ell, dressed as a tiger, and his mom, Jes­sica Hen­nings, at­tended the Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School an­nual Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest.

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Da­niah My­ers par­tic­i­pates in the an­nual Fall Fam­ily Fun Fest, hosted by Rain­bow Ele­men­tary School.

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