Elementary, Middle Schools to Host Open Houses
Parents have the opportunity to meet teachers, see classrooms.
East Windsor’s public elementary and middle schools are kicking off the new school year with open house nights this month.
The first elementary school open house night is Wednesday at Ethel McKnight Elementary School. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a PTO meeting followed by opening remarks by principal Silvana Zircher and staff introductions at 7:30 p.m.
Parents will have two separate opportunities to meet with their children’s teachers in the classrooms, at 7:45 p.m. and 8:10 p.m, Zircher said.
“The purpose of this open house is for parents to meet the teacher and get to know the expectations, routines and procedures of the class,” Zircher said.
The next elementary school open house night is Thursday at 7 p.m. at Walter C. Black Elementary School. Principal Heidi Franzo will be there to speak with parents, and parents can visit their children’s classrooms, meet their teachers and gain valuable information about this school year’s instructional programs.
Grace Norton Rogers Elementary School is holding an open house night Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. School Principal Gayle Parker will opening the evening discussing GNR’s responsive classroom approach and the anti-bullying program, Parker said. After her address, parents will have two separate 20-minute sessions where they can meet with their children’s teachers in the classrooms, Parker said.
“That way, if parents have children in two different classrooms, they can visit both,” she said.
Open house at Perry L. Drew Elementary School is Sept. 21. The night will begin with a PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. parents can visit their children’s classrooms and meet with their students’ teachers.
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School's open house is Sept. 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Parents will go to their children’s homeroom, get their children’s schedule and follow along with it, allowing them to meet their students’ teachers, according to Principal Lori Stein. There will also be a PTO bake sale and table, tables for other school groups and a band meeting held by the sixth-grade band teacher at 6:30 p.m., Stein said.