The district says it’s to keep class sizes small, keep pace with teacher salaries, open a new elementary school, and renovate Moss Field, which hasn’t been upgraded since 1948.
Sappington Elementary School’s PTO funds were supposed to pay for school outings and visits with Santa Claus.
In the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
The first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.