Parents Visit Campuses For Back To School Events
Last week, Riverbank parents got their own taste of back to school, as local campuses in town each hosted a back to school night.
On Tuesday, both elementary schools, California Avenue and Mesa Verde, opened their classroom doors to parents, who were able to get a taste of the courses their students would be studying.
Each campus hosted an opening assembly, where principals introduced the teachers. It was a tricky evening for one of them, though.
Brand new music teacher Jeremy Clifton needed to be both places at the same time. He teaches classroom music at both schools, as well as beginning band for fifth graders.
The solution was for him to go first in introductions at Mesa Verde, then hustle over to take a turn at California Avenue.
Parent-Teacher Organization leaders introduced their programs to the parents, then students and their families broke off to their individual classrooms.
Visitation periods were broken into two, at least at Mesa Verde, so parents with more than one student could visit each classroom.
On Wednesday, Cross- roads Elementary School hosted its own Back to School Night, with similar opportunities for families to discuss the work of their students.
One difference, where Mesa Verde and California Avenue had principals address the gatherings in the multi-purpose rooms, at Crossroads, parents went directly to their student’s classrooms, where the teacher presented a video of the principal and vice principal, who explained some of the procedures unique to their classes.
On Thursday evening, it was Riverbank High’s turn, with similar activities on its campus.
Mesa Verde’s principal, Kim Ott, takes the stage at the beginning of Back to School Night on the elementary school campus. She introduced the teaching line up as well as members of the parents club before turning attendees loose to find their student’s classes on campus.
Students and their parents visit in Miss Bracken’s first grade classroom during last week’s Back to School event. Families learned what was in store for their students in the 2018-19 school year.
Parents who have more than one student at Mesa Verde Elementary School transition between classrooms as part of Back to School Night activities. The event introduced parents to the teachers and staff for the 2018-19 school year.
Some students couldn’t resist the allure of the Crossroads Elementary playground while their parents were visiting their classrooms during the Back to School night session.
Riverbank High School Spanish teacher Pete Perkins goes over his curriculum with parents of some of his 2018-19 students during the recent Back to School Night. The Aug. 16 program saw families shuttling between classrooms that evening, just as their students do during the day.