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Students from P.S. 232 in Howard Beach enjoyed the school's carnival.

Kindergartners all the way through eighth graders got to have some close-to-the-end of the year fun at P.S. 232 in Howard Beach last week, when their school yard was filled with bounce-houses, games and free food.

No matter what the age, students enjoyed the much anticipated carnival, said Assistant Principal Kevin Collins.

Aside from the popular bounce houses and obstacle courses, students also got free hot dogs and cold drinks and a free insulated lunch bag from the Parent-Teacher Association.

The school’s PTA, Collins said, has worked for months to make the annual carnival happen.

“This is such a nice school because the effort of our PTA and our parent volunteers made the event a complete success,” he said. “We know it’s something our students look forward to all year.”

Even students lent a helping hand so their classmates had a great time.

Collins said sixth, seventh and eighth graders in student government volunteered their day to work game booths or the refreshment stand.

Normally, grades and classes are scheduled to go for a half an hour, but because of poor weather, some classes had to go together. Regardless, Collins said, “there was enough space and time for everyone to have a great time and get something to eat.”

The PTA has already begun to organize next year’s spring carnival, he said.

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