Corona del Mar Today: Harbor View students hold annual Field Day

June 23, 2012|By Amy Senk
  • Harbor View Elementary held its annual Field Day, a series of competitive but friendly games and races.
Harbor View Elementary held its annual Field Day, a series… (Amy Senk )

Harbor View Elementary School students marked the last Wednesday of school with their annual Field Day — a series of competitive but friendly games and races.

"I really think it's fun," said fifth-grader Chris King as he finished hula-hooping and prepared to take the boys' side in a tug-of-war. "You get to get out and have a little fun outside."

Parent volunteers helped rotate each classroom through game stations, explaining the rules, holding hoops for footballs to be thrown through and lowering the limbo pole closer and closer to the ground.

A pizza box relay was among the more popular events.

"I can't see! I can't see!" shouted fourth-grader Rome Sutton as he tried to run with a stack of empty boxes.

"You can still smell the pizza," said fourth-grader Ellie Schoen. The wind blew empty boxes off the stacks as students scrambled to the finish line.


Sixth-graders Grace Kramer and Ava McKenzie said they were feeling nostalgic as they prepared to leave Harbor View for Corona del Mar Middle School.

"I love all the games," Grace said.

"It's fun — I love it," Ava added. "We will miss it."

Fourth-grade teacher Kristin Botta said she nearly crashed into a wall on a tricycle. Her student, Paris Paz, said her side fell to the ground in a tug-of-war, and at first they though their opponents had let go of the rope and were laughing.

"But they were on the ground too," she said. "The rope broke. It was so funny."

Cynthia Dickinson, co-president of the school's Parent Faculty Organization, said Field Day was always a highlight of the year-end activities.

"I love all the relays, with the kids working together," she said.

Fourth-grader Emma Till said the noise was intense, but it didn't matter.

"Everyone is cheering, and it's a little noisy, but it's fun at the same time," she said.

"It's a fun way to exercise," classmate Rebecca Armstrong said.


Just Graphics closed for business

The Just Graphics framing shop at 2854 E. Coast Hwy. has closed after more than three decades in business.

"We are so sorry that after years in business we had to close our doors," said a sign posted in the window. "Thank you for all your years of patronage."

The shop's logo, written beneath its address above the door, declares it was "One of the Oldest Stores in CDM."

According to Newport Beach city business license records, the shop's license expires June 30. The Just Graphics website states the business opened in 1976.

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