East Islip’s colors are red and white, but on Oct. 11, the mood at Ruth C. Kinney Elementary was all about orange during the beloved annual Pumpkin Patch event.
The school’s PTA provided an opportunity for students from kindergarten through second grade to go pumpkin picking in the RCK side field, with parents and siblings in attendance. Once the final choices were made, PTA volunteers helped the children write their names on their selected gourds. They also provided a special treat to each student and organized fall harvest class photos.
“It is a fun event,” said RCK Principal Danielle Naccarato. “The teachers then extend Pumpkin Patch by planning pumpkin activities in the classroom.”