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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:36 pm

Verbatim: FWCS back-to-school nights

The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Community Schools issued this news release today:

Students are heading back to school, which means schools are hosting Back-to-School Nights for families. The events give families the opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms and kick off the 2017-18 school year. Some schools open their doors before the first day of school to allow students to bring in their supplies and meet their teachers in advance. Families in several buildings will also get to see building improvements made over the summer.

Many schools also combine the evening with dinner, the annual flower and plant show or the annual Title I meeting (for those schools required to hold such meetings). The elementary schools' plant shows are the results of students' hard work over the summer. In the spring, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department provides plants to encourage students to learn to develop a green thumb while caring for their own flowers and plants.

Below is a schedule of Back-to-School Nights. For more information about your child's Back-to-School Night, contact your school.

  • Abbett, Aug. 31, 6 p.m., Plant show and Title I meeting;
  • Adams, Aug. 23, 5-7 p.m., Plant show, Title I meeting and pizza;
  • Arlington, Aug. 30, 6-7 p.m., Plant show;
  • Blackhawk, Aug. 24, 6-7:15 p.m.;
  • Bloomingdale, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., Bring school supplies, Title I meeting and ice cream;
  • Brentwood, Aug. 30, 6 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Bunche, Sept. 6, 5:45-7:30 p.m., Food truck family social (5:45-7 p.m.);
  • Croninger, Aug. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Croninger, Aug. 31, 6-7:30 p.m., Parents only;
  • Fairfield, Sept. 5, 5-6:30 p.m., Plant show and Title I meeting;
  • Forest Park, Aug. 14, 4-5:30 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Franke Park, Aug. 11, 4-5 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Glenwood Park, Aug. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.;
  • Haley, Sept. 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Plan show;
  • Harris, Aug. 14 6- 7 p.m., Bring school supplies and enjoy ice cream;
  • Harrison Hill, Aug. 11, 4-6 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Holland, Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Ice cream social;
  • Indian Village, Aug. 24, 6-7:30 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Irwin, August 11, 4-6 p.m., Back to School Blastoff (Open House);
  • Jefferson, Aug. 24, 6 p.m., 50th Anniversary Open House;
  • Kekionga, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Lakeside, Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m.;
  • Lane, Aug. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.;
  • Lincoln, Aug. 14, 6-8 p.m., PTA ice cream social;
  • Lindley, Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Plant show and Title I meeting;
  • Maplewood, Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.;
  • Memorial Park, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., Jazz Band performance;
  • Miami, Aug. 21, 5:30-7 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Northcrest, Aug. 30, 6-7 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Northrop, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.;
  • Northwood, Aug. 29, 5:30-7 p.m.;
  • North Side, Aug. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.;
  • Portage, Aug. 24, 6-7 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Price, Aug. 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Scott, Aug. 23, 4-6 p.m., Title I meeting;
  • Shambaugh, Aug. 14, 4:30 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Shawnee, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.;
  • Snider, Aug. 30, 6-7:30 p.m., 7-7:45 p.m.: AP syllabi sessions;
  • South Side, Sept. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.;
  • South Wayne, Aug. 31, 6 p.m.;
  • St. Joseph Central, TBD, TBD;
  • Study, Aug. 11, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Title I meeting, games, prizes, bring school supplies;
  • Towles, Aug. 24, 5:45-7:30 p.m., Food truck family social (5:45-7 p.m.) and plant show;
  • Washington, Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m., Rotary-sponsored picnic and Title I meeting;
  • Washington Center, Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Bring school supplies;
  • Wayne, Sept. 8, 5- 7 p.m., Tailgate prior to football game, Wayne vs. South Side;
  • Waynedale, Aug. 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Back-to-school barbecue, Title I annual meeting;
  • Weisser Park, Aug. 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., grades 3-5, 5:30-6:30 p.m., grades 1-2, Bring school supplies;
  • Whitney Young, TBD, TBD.