Schofield Elementary School will celebrate turning 50 years young with an open-house birthday celebration on Saturday, March 7, 2pm – 4pm. There will be cake, of course, along with games and crafts, a photo booth, a time capsule, history displays, and visits from former staff luminaries including David Wilkins, Diane Diamond, Jan Fovel, and Carolyn Collins.
We’re rather curious about the time capsule contents. What did the Schofield staff and students of 1965 put away for future generations to ponder? The capsule is surely too small for the then-ubiquitous but now nearly-extinct blackboard, but perhaps someone had the foresight to include some chalk. Some stale bubblegum could stand in for today’s Hi-chew candy. Maybe a Fun with Dick and Jane reader will show up, or a letter from a student, begging the teachers of the future to abandon New Math.
If you need something to wear for the big day, there’s still time to shop at Shoppers Corner, the school’s in-house thrift/consignment clothing shop. It’s open Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 12:15 and Saturdays 9am – 11am.
And as you look toward Spring with its promise of outdoor activity, consider training for Schofield’s always fun annual 5k road race, scheduled for June 7. The day also includes a Fun Fair, because Schofield wouldn’t even consider throwing a party without a games and crafts component.