1st real snow day means a packed schedule at Wolfpit Elementary School

Kids and kids at heart crowded the popular snow day spot as the state got its first real snow day of the winter.

Marissa Alter

Feb 28, 2023, 10:37 PM

Updated 449 days ago

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At Wolfpit Elementary School in Norwalk, classes may have been canceled, but there was still a packed schedule to follow. Kids and kids at heart crowded the popular snow day spot as the state got its first real snow day of the winter.
The early birds arrived in the 8 a.m. hour, and things quickly filled up. Families wanted to take advantage of every minute with the snow before it melted away.
“I was excited last night for it,” one girl told News 12.
“We were like, ‘Yes! Tomorrow we're going to be sledding,” said a local dad who was there to make memories with his family.
Kids and kids at heart jumped at the chance to finally get some runs in this winter. Their shrieks of joy—or was it terror—made up the day’s soundtrack.
“I thought we were going to die,” laughed one girl after they got some air going down the hill.
“That was the ramp that they built,” added her friend. “I closed my eyes.”
“You're sliding down very fast. You can have lots of fun. And when you're at the bottom, you're like, ‘Oh, can it last longer?’ and then you keep doing it again and again, and that's why it's just so exciting to do it.”
One family put their snow day into high gear with a different take on the tried-and-true tradition of sledding—they hooked up a sled to their three-wheeler, and dad pulled the kids around including over handmade jumps.
Elsewhere kids celebrated the snow with snowball fights and building snowmen. One of them towered over News 12 reporter Marissa Alter, and then became a tower the kids didn’t hesitate to climb.
No matter the activity, everyone agreed the best part of any snow day was “going outside and playing in the snow.”


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