Students, parents attend Back-To-School Night at Perry Elementary

Perry Elementary School Principal Ned Menke (left) and Assistant Principal Ryan Marzen greeted Aiden Parmenter Monday at Back-To-School Night. Young Mr. Parmenter will begin his fourth grade year Wednesday.

New Perry Elementary Assistant Principal Ryan Marzen summed up his first wide-scale meeting with the student body Monday by noting the variety of reactions he was noticing.

“Some of the kids are excited, some are scared, and some are just kind of taking it all in stride,” he smiled. “I think most are excited — I know I am. I cannot wait to get to know the students and their families.”

The halls of PES were filled for Back-To-School Night, with students eager to see their new classrooms, meet their new teachers and see old friends. While some parents were busy gathering details of bus routes, others were filling out paperwork for school lunch accounts or attending to several other matters needing their notice.

First grader Mia Wright and mother Rhea check with Perry Director of Transportation Troy Griffith on the details of Mia’s bus route.

The multi-purpose room had booths offering information on a wide range of issues, from dental health to the role of proper exercise, the importance of washing hands and other ways to help limit the spread of germs and much more.

Marzen and Principal Ned Menke greeted many students and parents as the entered the main hall, seeking to instill the idea that, while they are the “boss” they are also the princi”pal.”

Classes resume Wednesday. Menke estimated the six-section incoming kindergarten at approximately 100 students, with another 600 or more combined through grades 1-5.





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