Norwich makes an event of new school year

September 26, 2017 by  

On August 30, Norwich and local regions started their first day of school. Staff, parents, and students in the local area prepared for the event.

Many schools had firetrucks and cupcakes waiting for the children. According to Abby Dolliver, superintendent of Norwich Schools, one student starting kindergarten gets to ride to school the first day in a firetruck. The student this year was Arliany Jaquez who was starting Wequonnoc Arts and Technology Magnet Elementary School in Norwich this year. Arnando Jaques, her father, rode with her.

In nearby Lisbon, Ashley Roy walked students to the doors of the school from the buses at Lisbon Central School, where she teaches kindergarten.

Roy Seitsinger Jr., the new superintendent of Preston schools, met parents and students at Preston Veterans Memorial School. The principal and teachers also greeted students and directed them to the right classes. Parents were given breakfast, juice, and coffee while they sent their children off to class. Others took pictures with their phones of their children who were sharply dressed and starting school.

The day coincided with the birthday of Taynie Macquarrie’s, who brought cupcakes for her class at Killingly Memorial School. Staff double checked each room while cafeteria cook prepared a school favorite for lunch – chicken nuggets, French fries, and mixed vegetables.

New classes mean taking new school pictures of each grade. School pictures often appear calendars, as do pictures of staff and teachers.