Once again this year, we will highlight the opening of the school year with a continental breakfast, featuring homemade blueberry muffins prepared by the Nutrition Committee. The menu will also feature bagels, fresh fruit, milk and juice.
This breakfast, scheduled for September 1, is for everyone and we hope many parents will be able to accompany their children to this back to school breakfast. As we anticipate a huge crowd, we will start serving at 7:55, as that is the time the school buses will arrive. Breakfast will continue until all are served.
We will have a few announcements and introductions and then gather outside for our traditional morning opening. We will be starting off the school year with the ringing of the old school bell that once rang in the original Proctorsville School. Students should be heading off with their new teachers to their classrooms by 8:30 and parents can continue on with their schedule.
We do hope that many will be able to come to this opening breakfast and help us start the new year. We welcome 18 new kindergarten students and several transfer students from other communities. The first day of school will be a half day, and children will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
This is a very special year for me, as it marks my 20th year as principal of this terrific school with such a wonderful, supportive community. I am as eager for opening day this year as I was 20 years ago, and look forward to seeing all the students and their families with excitement.
George O. Thomson,