POTTSTOWN PA – In the first public attempt to acclimate children who will attend a new school building next year as a result of the recent redistricting decision by the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors, the parent-teacher organization at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School is opening its family fun night Friday (March 9, 2012) to those who will be newcomers in its halls by September.
Students in grades 3-5 at Ringing Rocks and West Pottsgrove elementaries have been invited to join Lower Pottsgrove students for the night’s entertainment, a performance of “The Princess Who Lost Her Hair” by a traveling company from Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theater. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the school, 1329 Buchert Road, Pottstown PA.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
The school board voted unanimously last week (Feb. 28) to reconfigure the three elementary buildings, all of which currently accommodate students in kindergarten through fifth grade, into grade-level education centers by the fall. West and Ringing both will cater to grades K-2; and Lower, 3-5.
The redistricting plan, directors and administrators claim, will help improve instruction and balance class sizes. It has been bitterly opposed by a large and organized group of parents.
Although the dispute still rages, Lower’s PTO leaders on its Facebook page said they were “looking forward to seeing many new families … With the recent decision made to change our school district to centers, we have extended the invitation to all families that will be attending LPE next year.”
In fact, the PTO is a little concerned the night will be an overwhelming success. They’re asking families who plan to attend to call the school with a “head count” on who’s coming, and from where, to ensure sufficient seating and refreshments.
Before the show, those in attendance will be asked by the PTO to complete a simple, 10-question survey about their attitudes toward family involvement at Lower. The surveys will be done via computer; volunteers will be on hand to assist if necessary.
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