Medina primary, intermediate schools hosting picnic for students on Aug. 30

Posted 2 August 2021 at 3:57 pm

Photo courtesy of Medina Central School:  Pictured from left include Daniel Doctor (Co-Principal Clifford Wise Intermediate School), Chris Hughes (Co-Principal Clifford Wise Intermediate School) and Jenn Stearns (Principal Oak Orchard Primary School).

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – Oak Orchard Primary School Principal Jenn Stearns and Clifford Wise Intermediate Co-Principals Daniel Doctor and Chris Hughes are excited about starting the school year with a meet-and-greet with students and their families.

On Monday, August 30th, from 3 to 6 p.m. between the two schools on the playground, the two schools will be hosting a welcome back picnic.

“We feel this will be a good head start to the new school year and it will be nice to see the kids and their parents,” Mr. Hughes said. “Also we will now have the third grade at the intermediate school and it will give the students and their parents a chance to get comfortable with that.  Summer is long for us when we are at the school and there are no students. We really miss them!”

Mrs. Stearns says the get together will achieve many goals.

“It’s an opportunity to visit the campus before the start of school, meet some of the staff, allow the students to catch up with friends and for us to get everyone’s paperwork before school actually starts,” she said. “For some of our students, they have not been in class for over a year and a half. We want to ease any fears they have about coming back and get them excited.”   Mr. Doctor says it’s a great way to build partnerships with parents.

“We can’t wait to see everyone!”

In the event of rain, the picnic will be moved to the gymnasiums of each school. The principals say that parents can feel free to bring their child’s school supplies in a labeled paper bag. They also encourage families to bring in their filled out paperwork they received in their summer mailer.

For 7th and 8th graders who will be entering the high school this upcoming school year, there will be an orientation and tour on Wednesday, August 25th, for 7th grade at 6 p.m. and on Thursday, August 26th, for 8th grade at 6 p.m. Students will get information about academics, school activities, clubs and a copy of their schedule.