‘Bus Stop Pops’ in costume makes school exciting for kids


Students in a Phoenix neighborhood received a special send-off Thursday — the last day of school in Baltimore County — from two dads who worked hard to make the school year fun. The last day of school is always exciting — but For some Jacksonville Elementary School students, bus stopping has been fun all year thanks to two dads who call themselves “Bus Stop Pops.” A friendship and an idea were born after Adam Clement and Nick Jones met when their daughters started kindergarten this year. They surprise the children by wearing different costumes every week. “We’re just two dads with a little too much time who want to make our kids laugh,” Clément said. “Our bus actually picks up our kids, goes down the street and passes us. So normally we just sit there and wave. Were in some kind of silly costume for kids? ‘” Jones said. And, so, it started each week with a different theme. “We did the upside-down handstand, we did gorillas,” Clement said. “Tyrannosaurus chasing archaeologists was probably one of my favorites. That, and the elf on the shelf,” Jones said. said Emilia Hull, a student. “I think it’s super cool. We didn’t know what to think at first, but I think it turned into something really special for the kids,” said Clement’s wife, Brooke Clement. “You never know what they’re going to find, but every week they always end up passing the last one,” Jones’ wife, Kate Jones, said. On Thursday, the children boarded the bus for the last time and headed to the cul-de-sac to turn around as the Bus Stop Pops prepared their final surprise for the end of the school year.” It’s not to the point yet where we’re embarrassing our kids, but it going to be more fun once we get started,” Jones said.

Students in a Phoenix neighborhood received a special send-off Thursday — the last day of school in Baltimore County — from two dads who worked hard to make the school year fun.

The last day of school is always exciting — but for some Jacksonville Elementary School students, bus stopping has been fun all year thanks to two dads who call themselves “Bus Stop Pops.”

A friendship and an idea were born after Adam Clement and Nick Jones met when their daughters started kindergarten this year. They surprise the children by wearing different costumes every week.

“We’re just two dads with a little too much time who want to make our kids laugh,” Clement said. “Our bus picks up our children, comes down the street and passes us. So normally we sit there and wave.”

“We were joking one day when they came back and said, ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be ridiculous if we wore some kind of silly costume for the kids? “, Jones said.

And, so it started every week with a different theme.

“We did the upside-down handstand, we did gorillas,” Clement said.

“The tyrannosaur chasing archaeologists was probably one of my favorites. That, and the elf on the shelf,” Jones said.

“The water balloon thing, with the pie in the face, I prefer the piece of pie,” said student Emilia Hull.

“I think it’s super cool. We didn’t know what to think at first, but I think it turned into something really special for the kids,” said Clement’s wife, Brooke Clement.

“We never know what they’re going to do, but every week they always end up overtaking the last one,” Jones’ wife Kate Jones said.

On Thursday, the children boarded the bus for the last time and headed to the cul-de-sac to turn around as the Bus Stop Pops prepared their final surprise for the end of the school year.

“It’s not to the point yet where we’re embarrassing our kids, but it’ll be more fun once we get started,” Jones said.


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