Gesner Street Elementary School welcomes students with message board

Article Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019

"You're off to great to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!" Dr. Seuss wrote. 

Each new school year can be an exciting time for students and their families.

At Gesner Street Elementary School, the first 'Meet the Teacher' event attracted an "amazing turnout" of parents, Principal Heather Cripps said. 

A message board posted inside the school welcomed students with inspiring thoughts and best wishes for the new school year.

"Earlier that day, our staff wrote their hopes for our students for the year," Cripps explained. "Then at 'Meet the Teacher,' the parents wrote their hopes for their children. It was a great way to begin the year with our hopes (on display) for our wonderful students."

The idea was also a testament to little things mean a lot.