Back-to-School Night | Elementary Schools Welcome Parents

Back to school night is big event on the school calendar, providing an opportunity for parents and teachers to meet and connect, build a bond and partnership at the start of the school year

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Marengo Elementary

They’re off and running…South Pasadena schools, that is.

Local schools embarked on the new school year August 15 and among the first key calendar dates are the annual “back to school” nights.

PHOTO: Muireadach Gill-Ìosa Currie | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Arroyo Vista Elementary

The city’s three public school’s elementary schools – Arroyo Vista, Marengo and Monterey Hills – welcomed parents to campuses last Thursday as teachers passed along important information about their child’s classroom experience anticipated for the 2019-2020 school year.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Marengo Elementary

It’s one of the most impactful days of the year as parents receive an overview of the requirements and expectations of their child.

Back to School Night is also a way for families to ease back into the educational journey following the summer vacation.

PHOTO: Muireadach Gill-Ìosa Currie | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Arroyo Vista Elementary

Arguably, the most important goal of Back to School Night is to establish a solid parent-teacher partnership, setting the tone while getting a full understanding about homework assignments and projects as part of the course load.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Marengo Elementary

The night also affords parents time to explore the classroom, look at 21st century digital tools provided for today’s student along with an opportunity to engage in a Q&A.

From a teacher’s standpoint, they hope parents will leave energized about their child’s class, pleased to have some inside knowledge and, well, pumped up for an exciting new year.

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Back-to-School Night at Marengo Elementary

South Pasadena Middle School will hold its Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. The local high school will host the event at 6:30 September 5

 

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