|Perrysburg plans 'New Kid' program for grades 1-5 at each elementary|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 03 August 2013 08:11|
PERRYSBURG - Perrysburg elementary school counselors will host the annual "New Kid on the Block" orientation program at Frank, Fort Meigs, Toth and Woodland elementary schools from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in each elementary building.
This program is open to students in grades 1-5 who will be new to one of these buildings this fall.
The New Kid program originally was designed to aid families who were new to the Perrysburg community in making a smooth transition to a new school environment. Through the years, the definition of new has expanded to include those children who have moved from one residence to another within Perrysburg and will be attending a different school this fall.
Also invited to this program are students who have not actually moved but are simply transferring to a new building through the district's open enrollment option or from private or parochial schools.
Students will be dropped off and have an opportunity to meet other new students as well as their classroom Big Buddies, student volunteers trained to welcome new students. Pizza and drinks will be provided for participating students. If your child is unable to eat pizza, feel free to bring an alternative option for them.
In the past, a new parent meeting was held while new students met their Big Buddies. This year there will not be a new parent meeting. Although it can be scary to drop children off in a new situation, elementary counselors ask for students to have the opportunity to interact independently with each other.
Once the students have enjoyed the time at the program getting to know their Big Buddies, parents can pick up their children at 5:30 p.m. and enjoy Preview Night activities, which begin immediately following in each elementary building.
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