The Importance of Orientation Day
If "Daydreaming is the sweet wonder of Summer" then "Awakening is the joy of Orientation!" *
We have softened the transition into the school year with Orientation for more than 20 years. Children need to awaken to the voice of their teacher, the faces of their classmates, and the expectations of what the first day of school may bring.
The excitement and joy of the coming together of our communities on each campus is a lot of fun. Eager children are ready to go and want to get a hold on what lies ahead. Shy children want to feel welcomed and appreciated for their quiet, sensitve ways. Parents want to see their children happy and connected to their teachers and classmates. Teachers focus on their new students, invite them into their new classrooms, and ensure them that all is well for the start of the new year.
In just forty-five minutes, we can accomplish all of the above and more. With Orientation, we can ease into a first day that informs, inspires, and initiates a fruitful and successful year of learning for our students. All we ask of parents on Orientation Day is for them to show their children that they have confidence in the school that they have chosen for them.
Orientation may end summer daydreams, but it awakens all of us to the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead.
* Quote by Janet Potter Metzelaar
Sunday September, 2, 2012 at 04:31PM
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