Cinco Christian School in Fort Walton Beach held its third annual Royal Valentine Ball on Monday for VPK students and their families.
- The students dressed up in their finest royal attire and rode in a limousine to the Kidd Street Center, where they were formally introduced one-by-one to the crowd by a DJ as they entered the ballroom.
- After the introductions, a princess and prince joined the children on the dance floor.
“It’s so fun because the kids get to ride in a limo and they are announced by the DJ when they walk into the ball,” said Daphaney Braswell, Cinco Christian preschool director. “This is their last year before they move up to elementary. So it’s just something fun for them.”
The children and families enjoyed dancing, music by a live DJ, ornate decorations, and refreshments like a chocolate fountain and popcorn bar. A highlight for the kids was getting to dance with the princess and prince.
Braswell said the annual event has become a beloved tradition that VPK students look forward to each year. She said it’s also a memorable milestone event for both the students and parents as the VPK year draws to a close.
- “When they’re sitting off to the side and the kids walk in, they’re announced by the DJ and the look in the kids’ eyes when they find their parents is just magical,” Braswell said.
The ball is one of several family engagement events held each year so parents can see what their kids have learned and worked on at school. Braswell said the events help build the home-to-school connection vital to Cinco Christian’s educational mission.