The new principal, Rebeca Witt, made the rounds at Mountain Avenue Elementary, introducing herself to parents she had yet to meet and becoming a familiar sight to the students.
Back to school night is a completely different event. This time it is the parents’ turn to sit in the classroom and use their “best listening skills.” In the elementary and middle school levels, students stay at home as their parents get a chance to meet their teachers, hear their teaching philosophy and get an idea of what their child is expected to do for the year. At Rosemont Middle School’s back to school night on Wednesday, parents also got a feel for their child’s hectic day running from classroom to classroom.
Parents would enter a classroom, listen to the teacher, the bell would ring and they were off.
“I don’t how they do it,” said a group of winded parents as they rushed down the staircase to the next class.
Crescenta Valley High School parents got the chance to walk the campus and meet teachers on Thursday night. They have a little easier as their children are allowed to be with them and guide them from class to class.
Every teacher interviewed said that both events are important for parents to attend because they not only get to meet the teachers and understand the school campus a little better but they get a better understanding of what their child faces on a day to day basis and can help prepare them.
Schools that have upcoming back to school nights are, on Sept. 24, La Crescenta Elementary and on Sept. 27, Monte Vista, Dunsmore and Lincoln Elementary Schools.