Arrggh maties! Pirate Day at BES

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]
Charles Warner | The Union Times Ahoy maties! Flying the Jolly Roger a ship full of pirates sailed into Buffalo Elementary School and boarded the school for Pirate Day this past Thursday. Staff and students alike dressed in the finest buccaneer regalia, including this pirate band that looks ready to plunder the Spanish Main. The crew of this pirate vessel are Principal Glenn Wile, Assistant Principal Ashley Reece, Secretary Gloria Farr, and Nurse Donna Cody. A more fearsome pirate band never sailed the Seven Seas. Arrggh!
Charles Warner | The Union Times What do the Bookaneers at Buffalo Elementary School read? That’s the question asked in the school’s office Thursday morning during Pirate Day. It’s the smart pirate who takes time every day between plundering the Spanish Main and sailing the Seven Seas in search of buried treasure to sit down and read. In fact, it could be said that reading is the best buried treasure of all as opening up a book, reading it, learning from it, and enriching your mind is far better than all the pirate plunder in the world. So remember, maties, be a Bookaneer and read every day and read something good so that you can be the richest pirate of them all. Arrggh!
Charles Warner | The Union Times Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate,” addresses the students at Buffalo Elementary School Thursday afternoon during Pirate Day. Long talked about her books and autographed and sold copies of them during the three assemblies she addressed throughout the day. Students and staff alike dressed like pirates and the school itself adorned with pirate decorations for Pirate Day.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Avast there ye maties, there be a pirate crew dead ahead with a whole fleet of pirate vessels behind them and books about pirates around them. They be there because Thursday was Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School where both staff and students abandoned their usual landlubber attire for the finest pirate costumes to be seen anywhere on the Seven Seas. A jolly good time was had by all at Buffalo Elementary on Pirate Day and why not, as nobody knows how to have a good time like pirates do. Arrggh!

BUFFALO — Avast me hardies, Buffalo Elementary School was boarded by pirates this past Thursday who docked their ship with the Jolly Roger flying from its main mast outside the school office and turned the school into a pirate paradise.

And why not? After all, it was Pirate Day.

On the entrance doors there were the skull and crossbones twice over and on the walls in the hallway there were decorations with pirates urging the school’s little buccaneers to be smart pirates and learn all they can.

Did we say buccaneers? No, there were no buccaneers at Buffalo Elementary. Instead, there were “Bookaneers” and on the main desk in the school office there were signs asking the Bookaneers “What Arrggh you reading?” A reminder that the smartest pirates be those that read, learn, pay attention in class, and get a good education. Arrggh, indeed.

Pirates, maties, have a distinct way of dressing, wearing the finest gear, finer than any worn by any of ye landlubbers. That was the case at Buffalo Elementary where both students and staff abandoned the landlubber finery and dressed appropriately for raiding the Spanish Main and sailing the Seven Seas in search of buried treasure.

There was even a contest to see which of the little Bookaneers and teachers were the best dressed pirates.

The young Bookaneers and their swashbuckling teachers even got to learn about how to be a pirate from Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate,” who addressed three assemblies at the school during Pirate Day.

Ay maties, Thursday at Buffalo Elementary School was indeed a good time to be a pirate and a good time was had by all the pirates at the school because after all, nobody has as good a time as pirates do.

Arrggh!

Charles Warner | The Union Times Ahoy maties! Flying the Jolly Roger a ship full of pirates sailed into Buffalo Elementary School and boarded the school for Pirate Day this past Thursday. Staff and students alike dressed in the finest buccaneer regalia, including this pirate band that looks ready to plunder the Spanish Main. The crew of this pirate vessel are Principal Glenn Wile, Assistant Principal Ashley Reece, Secretary Gloria Farr, and Nurse Donna Cody. A more fearsome pirate band never sailed the Seven Seas. Arrggh!
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0008BES.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Ahoy maties! Flying the Jolly Roger a ship full of pirates sailed into Buffalo Elementary School and boarded the school for Pirate Day this past Thursday. Staff and students alike dressed in the finest buccaneer regalia, including this pirate band that looks ready to plunder the Spanish Main. The crew of this pirate vessel are Principal Glenn Wile, Assistant Principal Ashley Reece, Secretary Gloria Farr, and Nurse Donna Cody. A more fearsome pirate band never sailed the Seven Seas. Arrggh!

Charles Warner | The Union Times What do the Bookaneers at Buffalo Elementary School read? That’s the question asked in the school’s office Thursday morning during Pirate Day. It’s the smart pirate who takes time every day between plundering the Spanish Main and sailing the Seven Seas in search of buried treasure to sit down and read. In fact, it could be said that reading is the best buried treasure of all as opening up a book, reading it, learning from it, and enriching your mind is far better than all the pirate plunder in the world. So remember, maties, be a Bookaneer and read every day and read something good so that you can be the richest pirate of them all. Arrggh!
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0005BES.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times What do the Bookaneers at Buffalo Elementary School read? That’s the question asked in the school’s office Thursday morning during Pirate Day. It’s the smart pirate who takes time every day between plundering the Spanish Main and sailing the Seven Seas in search of buried treasure to sit down and read. In fact, it could be said that reading is the best buried treasure of all as opening up a book, reading it, learning from it, and enriching your mind is far better than all the pirate plunder in the world. So remember, maties, be a Bookaneer and read every day and read something good so that you can be the richest pirate of them all. Arrggh!

Charles Warner | The Union Times Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate,” addresses the students at Buffalo Elementary School Thursday afternoon during Pirate Day. Long talked about her books and autographed and sold copies of them during the three assemblies she addressed throughout the day. Students and staff alike dressed like pirates and the school itself adorned with pirate decorations for Pirate Day.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0026BES.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Melinda Long, author of “How I Became a Pirate,” addresses the students at Buffalo Elementary School Thursday afternoon during Pirate Day. Long talked about her books and autographed and sold copies of them during the three assemblies she addressed throughout the day. Students and staff alike dressed like pirates and the school itself adorned with pirate decorations for Pirate Day.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Avast there ye maties, there be a pirate crew dead ahead with a whole fleet of pirate vessels behind them and books about pirates around them. They be there because Thursday was Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School where both staff and students abandoned their usual landlubber attire for the finest pirate costumes to be seen anywhere on the Seven Seas. A jolly good time was had by all at Buffalo Elementary on Pirate Day and why not, as nobody knows how to have a good time like pirates do. Arrggh!
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0006BES.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Avast there ye maties, there be a pirate crew dead ahead with a whole fleet of pirate vessels behind them and books about pirates around them. They be there because Thursday was Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School where both staff and students abandoned their usual landlubber attire for the finest pirate costumes to be seen anywhere on the Seven Seas. A jolly good time was had by all at Buffalo Elementary on Pirate Day and why not, as nobody knows how to have a good time like pirates do. Arrggh!

Charles Warner | The Union Times Skull and bones twice over it be there to greet those hardy souls brave enough to enter the doors of Buffalo Elementary School on Pirate Day this past Thursday. Aye maties, Buffalo Elementary celebrated Pirate Day with gusto, decorating its halls in pirate style and its staff and students dressing like pirates ready to board ship and sail the Seven Seas to plunder the Spanish Main and search for buried treasure. Nothing like the pirate life is there, eh maties? Arrggh!
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_0010BES.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Skull and bones twice over it be there to greet those hardy souls brave enough to enter the doors of Buffalo Elementary School on Pirate Day this past Thursday. Aye maties, Buffalo Elementary celebrated Pirate Day with gusto, decorating its halls in pirate style and its staff and students dressing like pirates ready to board ship and sail the Seven Seas to plunder the Spanish Main and search for buried treasure. Nothing like the pirate life is there, eh maties? Arrggh!

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Marrisa Rakestraw was one of the costume contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2830.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Marrisa Rakestraw was one of the costume contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Ashton Sprouse was one of the costume contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2835.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Ashton Sprouse was one of the costume contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Joslynn Rufrano and Christian Lawson were contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2838.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Joslynn Rufrano and Christian Lawson were contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Students dressed like pirates for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2840.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Students dressed like pirates for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Students dressed like pirates for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2841.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Students dressed like pirates for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Thamie Poulos was the winner of the teacher costume contest on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_2844.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Thamie Poulos was the winner of the teacher costume contest on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece Author Melinda Long and Principal Glenn Wile pose with the contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG95201609229513511749495HDR.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece Author Melinda Long and Principal Glenn Wile pose with the contest winners on Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Reece All of the teachers dressed up for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_thumbnail_IMG_20160922_151825969.jpgPhoto courtesy of Ashley Reece All of the teachers dressed up for Pirate Day at Buffalo Elementary School.
Students, staff become pirates for a day

By Charles Warner

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Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.