Ivy Hill Elementary, Arlington Heights – Tomorrow may be the first day of school, but today many Arlington Heights School District 25 families were invited to open houses all over the district.
At Ivy Hill Elementary, they invited the masses and celebrated with Ice Cream.
“It is exciting to see the smiling faces of the Ivy Hill community bond again after a fun summer,” Principal Scott Kaese said while welcoming all families with a jovial ‘hello!’
Families walked through Ivy’s front doors and were greeted by staff wearing “I am Ivy Hill” t-shirts. The staff directed those who inquired to the correct classrooms so that families could get one-on-one time with their child’s 2015-16 teacher. This way, everyone was able to see, first hand, the class room environment their child will learn and grow in.
In Ms. Zingg’s class, students huddled around their classroom hamster, feeding him spring leaf lettuce supplied near the cage. One student gave Ms. Zingg a welcome gift of home made banana bread.
“The energy of the students back in the building is a great way to start a new school year,” Principal Kaese said. “As far as we are concerned, this is our first day of school.”
After all families were able to see their respective classrooms and catch up with former teachers, they had an opportunity to catch up with one another, while eating on some ice cream. The line was long, but the wait was worth it.
Families, students and staff in the Ivy Hill community are looking to soar into their school’s 50th Birthday on sturdy and expanding wings. They are all eagles.