The staff and faculty at Samuel Gaines Academy recently sponsored a Winter Games family event. At least 200 families — over 400 people — attended. The opening ceremonies included teachers with their students in a “parade of colleges.” Grade level teams promoted colleges with banners as students proudly waved college flags. The family games, teacher challenges and closing ceremony that followed engaged students and families of all ages throughout the evening. In addition, parents were appreciative of the take home materials and supplies to use with their children. Pictured, from left, are fifth grade teacher Saphir St. Louis, AVID teacher Kristen Register, and fourth grade teacher Matthew Saenz.