Lanigan’s annual Block Party attracts crowd


Lanigan Elementary knows how to party – and create an inviting environment for all.
 
That was apparent during the school’s recent Block Party and open house events, which drew several hundred extended Lanigan family members together.
 
Guests enjoyed a picnic-style dinner, served by Principal Jeff Hendrickson and staff members. Music played as attendees visited stations from school and community partners, including a popular face painter who transformed Lanigan student into butterflies, tigers, monsters and other characters. The school’s sixth-graders also attracted quite the crowd as they launched their handmade rockets after having learned about rocket science and the rocket’s components in class.
 
Students and their families were encouraged to “Rock the Block,” an initiative aimed at increasing communication and fostering positive relationships between students and their teachers, as well as parents and the school.
 
The fun continued inside where parents met and greeted their child’s teacher, reviewed academic progress and the children showed their families what makes Lanigan Eagles soar.