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It's back to school for Mary Hogan School

Principals Bonnie Bourne and Tom Buzzell welcome Mary Hogan students and families to the 2010-11 school year. During these last days of summer vacation, the Mary Hogan staff is busily preparing for the return of youngsters on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

The traditional "Muffins at Mary Hogan" will be offered in the school gymnasium from 8-9 a.m. on the first day of school, Sept. 1. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children to their classrooms on the first day and then stop in the gymnasium to spend a few minutes visiting with other families, MESA officers, members of the school and district staff, and ID4 School Board members. If you are a veteran Mary Hogan parent, please come and welcome new Mary Hogan families. If you are new to the school, you are encouraged to come and meet a great group of parents. Good company and tasty muffins are promised!

In addition to greeting new youngsters and their families, the principals welcome Jody Taparauskas as a Grade 1 teacher, Katie Merritt as a Grade 3 teacher, and Jennifer Kane and Heather Durkel as long-term teacher substitutes. New paraprofessionals this year are Heather Barone, Katie Coale, Whitney Grassley, Kera Hurlburt, Bettee LeBeau, Michael Mommsen, and Mary Nienow. In the office, new staff are April Rule as Front Desk Receptionist and Peggy Connor as Secretarial Assistant.

Bus routes for all Middlebury elementary, middle school and high school students are printed in this issue as well as on the school website at http://maryhoganschool.org. Bus routes are designed so that all buses will arrive at Mary Hogan by 8:15. Parents driving or walking youngsters to school should plan to arrive between 8:00 and 8:20 (by 8:15 to participate in the breakfast program). This will allow youngsters sufficient time to complete their morning routine prior to the start of the instructional day at 8:30. At the end of the day, bus riders will be dismissed beginning at 2:45 and all others will be dismissed at approx. 2:55 p.m.

New families to Mary Hogan should register their children prior to the first day of school. This enables teachers to plan appropriately for new students. Please contact the school office at 388-4421 to register or if you have any questions.

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