BIDDEFORD — Even though the spring is months away, kindergarten students at Wells Elementary School recently took an early step towards providing for a fresh spring look to their school by planting close to 100 tulip bulbs in a green buffer area near the school’s playground.

This is the 12th year that kindergartners have planted tulips in the fall at various locations around the school, including the school’s courtyard and on the lawn adjacent to Route 109.

The Parent Teacher Student Association for Wells Elementary School purchased the bulbs and school volunteers pre-dug the holes.

On Nov. 12, more than 95 students left recess or class to participate.

They received some brief direction on planting from Community Resource Coordinator Maryanne Foley and then were each handed a bulb by a school volunteer before picking a spot and burying their bulb. A patting down of the dirt with a hand or foot finished the process.

“The kindergartners love to plant their bulb in the fall and look for it to bloom in the spring,” said Foley. “They all remember where they planted ”˜their’ bulb.”

School volunteers for this annual event included Jen Moore, Wendy Morgan, Mallory Sutter, Erin Sullivan and Nance Hooper. This planting event is organized each year by Foley.