We Don’t Have to Go Back to School, but we still care a lot

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The members of the We Don’t Have to Go Back to School Brunch Club are, front row from left, Nancy Gardiner, Jan Cornelius, Donna Galligan, Mary Hochhalter, Alberta Smith, Florence Heck, Kathy Fox, Wanda Miller, Jan Smith and Julie Tibbles; back row from left, Ardy Hinds, Deb Stumbo, Sue Leslie, Linda Potsander, Sandy Burris, JoAnn Harmelink, Kathy Muhs, Charlene Beeson, Lorali Fagen, Lori Seeley, Mary Ann Graves, Marjean Gries, Judy Boorn, Diane Jones, Dee Cole, Connie Joy, Marti Klatt, Jeannie Harbison, Laura McCord, Pat Mundy, Shirley Ehlers, Christine Russell, Linda Andorf and Nancy Geiken. Not pictured are Marlene Johnson, Linda Morman and Gene Miller.

An annual tradition among former Perry School System personnel, the We Don’t Have To Go Back To School Brunch, was held Wednesday on the first day of school.

Thirty nine people gathered at the Hotel Pattee to eat and renew acquaintances. A short program, “If School Personnel Were Treated Like Pro Athletes,” was followed by a few brief but informative presentations.

Marti Klatt shared a report on the activities of the Dallas Country Retired School Personnel. Linda Andorf and Marjean Gries, members of the Perry Community School District Board of Directors, on the positive things going on in the schools.

Christine Russell told the assembly about mentoring opportunities at Perry Elementary, including the new program one-on-one reading program, Everybody Wins Iowa. The aim of Everbody Wins Iowa is “to increase children’s success in school and life through one-to-one reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers.”

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The aim of Everbody Wins Iowa is “to increase children’s success in school and life through one-to-one reading and mentoring experiences with caring volunteers.”

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