On August 6, Lakemont Elementary School will welcome students to an on-campus “Meet the Teacher” event as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Included in the day’s schedule is a special welcome party planned for incoming kindergarteners and their families. This will mark the first occasion in 18 months that parents will be able to visit campus with their students since the school was previously not allowing guests due to COVID-19 concerns.
Most of the students that will enter kindergarten this fall were three years old when schools and other facilities began shutting down because of the pandemic and have only been able to engage with peers in small pods since.
Last year, the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic caused with cancellations of many of the fun events typically in place for children transitioning from preschool to kindergarten, makes this “Meet the Teacher” a special opportunity for the kids to acclimate and get excited for the school year ahead.
“The goal of this event is to create new and rebuild the existing community within the Lakemont Family that was lost in a sea of Zoom calls and emails,” said kindergarten event coordinator, Sarah Cadle.
The kindergarten welcome party, taking place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., will include a tie-dye T-shirt creation station, a scavenger hunt, playground time, and a Jeremiah’s Italian Ice stand. Students will also have a chance to meet and take pictures with the school’s mascot, Leo the Leopard.