Many years ago, a group of parents decided to cook an al fresco meal for the children of Arlington to celebrate the end of term. When Mug (our affectionate term for Margaret E Lyttle) asked what was going on, one of the parents said ‘Oh, it’s just a Doo Dah’. The celebration stuck and so, it seems, did the name.
Traditionally held on the second last Friday of every term, Doo Dah is a shared meal freshly prepared, cooked and served to the Arlington community outdoors on The Bricks or in the Hall, by our mums, dads and guardians.
Doo Dah covers both Fruit and Lunch. Traditional Doo Dah sees us share cupcakes and fruit in the morning, and sausages at lunch, but in recent times we have enjoyed baked potatoes, soups and evven fish and chips.
The day is organised by a team of tireless parents with the assistance of the Parent Class Representatives. We also have a wonderful team of parents who look after those children with special dietary requirements so that everyone can be involved.
We always welcome new family involvement! It is a friendly, fun and relaxed way to join in with the school community and get to know other families, children and teachers.
Term 3 Doo Dah was a great success – thank you to all involved!