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.”