Prescott Memorial School in Washington is once again striving to go for the gold in the 2020 WinterKids Winter Games to win $5000 with 31 other elementary schools in Maine.

This is the second year the school is participating in the games, placing eighth overall in 2019, which won the school ten pairs of snowshoes and several sleds from the sponsors of WinterKids.

After three weeks of competition, Prescott shares the first-place spot with five other schools. The theme for the 2020Winter Games is STEAM, representing the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Students and staff participated so far in several outdoor winter challenges and are learning how to make healthy nutritional choices.

Last week, Prescott families got into the competition by completing a bingo sheet that had several activities to help develop healthy habits. To go along with the theme, author and illustrator Chris Derby visited classrooms to talk about how she creates her Brownie dolls for her stories.

Wednesday evening, Jan. 15, the school hosted a family “STEAM” night with activities involving the focused subjects. By Thursday, Jan. 16, Prescott visited the Pumpkin Vine Family Farm in Somerville with sledding, snowshoeing and building snow forts.

This week, the school will host a winter carnival Thursday afternoon, Jan. 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m., then the students and staff will wrap up the games with a closing ceremony Jan. 31.

The WinterKids Winter Games provides an opportunity for students to learn healthy choices and get outdoors during these long Maine winters.

To show school support on social media for Prescott during the WinterKids Winter Games, use #PrescottPride on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.