"We weren't sure we wanted our kids in a public school, but after the picnic, we were sold."
This is just one of many similar stories we've heard about the annual Family Picnic at Springville Elementary School in OPS. This fun evening is planned and executed by our teachers. We cook and serve hot dogs, burgers, beans and chips to all attending, and families potluck desserts to provide a sweet ending to the meal. Children play, parents visit, and before you know it we are a community.
I've been at Springville for 18 years, and it was an established tradition when I started. It reminds me, each year, that the simple things really do make a difference.