Back-to-School nights promise fun for all! - August 28, 2006

Record Number: 2592
Displayed from: Aug 29, 2006 , until: Sep 12, 2006

Fort Wayne Community Schools students returned to class last week - and their parents will be welcomed back in style at their school's annual Back-to-School Night coming up shortly! Many elementary schools also have their flower shows on that night, where students bring in evidence of their green thumb labors over the summer. In the spring, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides seeds and materials for the planting projects that teach students first-hand the joys of gardening. Back-to-School nights are held in the schools. They offer parents an opportunity to meet with the principal and staff, get to know their child's teacher and tour the building. In addition, some school PTAs provide dinner or snacks. For more information, contact your school. Following is a list of events: Abbett Elementary School, Aug. 29 (PreK-2) from 6-7 p.m. and Aug. 31 (grades 3-5) from 6-7 p.m. Teachers will be sharing strategies for parents to use with their children at home as well as reviewing procedures and expectations. Adams Elementary School, Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m. Arlington Elementary School, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m. Blackhawk Middle School, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. In addition to the opportunity for parents to visit their child's classrooms and meet the teachers, there will be training on Ed-line for parents. Brentwood Elementary School, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Beginning with a spaghetti supper at 5:30 in the gym. During this time, teachers will make a short presentation about school goals and distribute the Indiana Academic Standards booklets. Plant and flower show will also be held during the Back-to-School Night. Bunche Early Childhood Center, Sept. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Back-to-School Night; 7:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social. Croninger Elementary School, Sept. 7, 6-7 p.m., open house and flower show Fairfield Elementary School, Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m. First grade will be performing for parents. Forest Park Elementary School, Sept. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Students' plants will be on display. Franke Park Elementary will host back to school nights on Sept. 6 for grades 3, 4, and 5 and on Sept. 7 for grades K, 1 and 2. Times are from 6:30-7:30. Parents are encouraged to come to school and meet the staff, visit classrooms and learn about our great school! Glenwood Park Elementary School, Aug. 29, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit classrooms and introduction to PTA Board members. Discussion will also center around the district's Student Rights and Responsibilities and Behavior Code guidelines.


Haley Elementary School, Aug. 30, open house, 6-7 p.m.; family ice cream social, 7-8 p.m. Harris Elementary School, Sept. 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Annual Flower Show featuring the plants children took home in the spring. Harrison Hill Elementary School, Sept. 7, 6--7:30 p.m. All parents are invited to meet first in the auditorium for brief introductions and then to proceed to their student's classroom. The "Flower Show" will also take place that evening. Holland Elementary School, September 7, 7 p.m. Flower Show viewing starts at 6:30 p.m. Irwin Elementary School, Sept. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. Jefferson Middle School, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Kekionga Middle School, Sept. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to meet teachers, pick up any new information that has arrived since registration and join the PTA if they have not already done so. Lakeside Middle School's Family Fall Fest/Back to School Night will be held Sept. 25. The evening will start with a cook-out in the courtyard at 5 p.m. for families and staff. All will gather in the gymnasium at 6 p.m. for general information, and then families will be free to tour the building, meet staff and learn about academic standards until 7 p.m. Lane Middle School, Sept. 12, 7 p.m. with a PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. Lindley Elementary School, Sept. 6, or parents of kindergarten students, 6:30 p.m. There will be a special greeting for parents who are new to Lindley and explain in some detail about the Spanish immersion program before parents go to the classrooms to meet with the teachers. For parents of first- and second-graders. 6:20 p.m., meet in the gym for introductions and discussion about the Spanish immersion program. Parents will then go to the classrooms to meet with the teachers. At 7:15 p.m., parents of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students will meet in the gym, have introductions and discussion about the Spanish immersion program. Parents will then go to the classrooms to meet with the teachers. Maplewood Elementary School, Sept. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. Families will be welcomed to a Maplewood Family Picnic following the Back-to-School Night. Memorial Park Middle School, Sept. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Northwood Middle School, Sept 12, 7-8 p.m. North Side High School, Sept. 6, 7 p.m. Northrop High School, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Pleasant Center Elementary School, Aug. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. (three 25-minute sessions) First 25 minutes visit a classroom; second 25 minutes all meet in gym for words from principal, Bob Rinearson, transportation supervisor of safety and student management, and PTA presidents; third 25 minutes visit a second classroom. Price Elementary School, Aug. 30, 6 p.m., refreshments Scott Elementary School, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. Shambaugh Elementary School, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Back to School/Flower Show/PTA Meeting South Side High School, Sept. 28, 6:15-7:45 p.m. Schedule: 6:15 - 6:30 p.m.-- lunch samples available in the cafeteria; 6:30 p.m. -- introductions and PTA events in the auditorium; 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. -- class visitations. Babysitting available for children 4 - 12 years old. Shawnee Middle School, Aug. 29, 6:30 p.m. St. Joseph Central Elementary School, Sept. 7, 7-8 p.m., Back-to-School Night and Flower Show. Study Elementary School, Aug. 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A general meeting for everyone attending the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Classroom visits will follow. Towles Intermediate School, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m. Families will be able to tour the renovated school and visit classrooms. Washington Elementary School, Sept 14, cookout sponsored by Fort Wayne Rotary Club from 6-7:30 p.m. They decorate tables with tablecloths and flowers and serve hotdogs, chips, etc. Everything is set up outside for a family picnic atmosphere. Wayne High School, Sept. 12, 6- 8 p.m., 6- 6:30 p.m. parent meetings; 6:30-8 p.m., visit classrooms. Department Chairs, activity sponsors and athletic coaches will also be present to answer parent/student questions. Waynedale Elementary School, Aug. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. A cookout for parents

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.