Fort Sam Houston Elementary School

6th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin'

Build a Pumpkin Launching Machine* !

To promote creative thinking, and to applaud technology and creativity, I am challenging you to participate in our Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest! Build a machine that can launch up to a 1 pound pumpkin or acorn squash. This is an at-home project. Please return your permission slip/entry form to Mrs Lamoureux by Friday, October 28th. Forms must be turned in by COB Friday, October 28th. There will be no late entries, no exceptions. Bring your machine to school on Thursday, (Nov 3rd) morning by 8am. Drop it off in the chunking zone. If you would like to donate any pumpkins or acorn squash…I would love it!!! If you have any questions, you can contact me at

*No air cannons, please.


Entry Form is Attached.