Early Years Preschool teachers welcomed children and families from across the district to their annual play of the book, "The Gingerbread Man". The play took place in Richardson Park Elementary's newly renovated auditorium. Families made a gingerbread man puppet in the cafeteria, then settled into their seats in the auditorium to enjoy the play. The play featured lots of audience participation and characters running through the aisles, trying to catch the elusive cookie. After the play, Early Years family were introduced to the new school mascot, the Preschool Panda. This was the first time preschool families from all seven sites (Baltz, Lewis, Marbrook, Mote, Richardson Park Learning Center, Shortlidge, and Warner) came together to enjoy a family event. The next family event will take place later this spring and feature the popular preschool musician - KinderMan.