The Sierra Sands Unified School District’s elementary school’s Parent Teacher Organizations are holding Ice Cream Socials at each elementary school on August 14, the day before the 2017-2018 school year begins. To learn the time when your school’s Ice Cream Social begins, call your school’s office manager.
Faller Elementary PTO president Ashley Douglas said the Ice Cream Socials go a long ways to easing the nerves of anxious elementary school kids before their first day at school. She said that the event allows both students and parents to meet their new teacher and to learn who will be in their class in a more informal and comfortable setting before the big day comes.
“The first day of school is always a bit chaotic,” Douglas said. The Ice Cream Social helps ease that chaos by helping everyone to get familiar with each other before the school year officially starts. She said it’s also a great time for parents to chat with teachers, informing them of any important information they should know about their kid.
Of course, another thing that goes a long way towards easing the nerves of an anxious, young student is a free scoop of ice cream. Douglas said the local Baskin Robbins, owned by Deloris Coit, donates the ice cream to the Ice Cream Social held at every SSUSD elementary school.
“It wouldn’t be an Ice Cream Social without the ice cream,” Douglas said, “It would just be a social.”
Coit said that she took over as the local Baskin Robbins’s owner about 20 years ago, and sort of saw Las Flores Elementary as her adopted school. Soon after becoming the ice cream shop’s owner, she began donating ice cream to the Las Flores…
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