Da Vinci Academy in Elgin celebrated its annual Fall Festival on Sept. 21. Students and families were treated to a variety of goodies, games and activities all sponsored by the Da Vinci Academy Parent Association.
In the days leading up to Fall Festival, classes competed against one another to determine who would donate the most games, books and toys.
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Second-place winners, Marge Uhlarik-Boller's advisory middle school class, won the chance to mummify the Head of School, Scott Etters, with toilet paper during the Fall Festival.
First-place winners, Patty Burns-McNamara's advisory middle school class, will be treated to a homemade doughnut breakfast, courtesy of Etters.
This friendly, yet purposeful contest resulted in 50-percent student participation and 1,087 items donated to the Community Crisis Center in Elgin and other local charities.
Da Vinci Academy, 37W080 Hopps Road in Elgin, is a private school, accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for intellectually gifted and talented students in prekindergarten to eighth grade. For information, visit www.dvacademy.org or call (847) 841-7532.