District Open Houses – 2016

FPHS opens the doors on Thursday, Oct. 13, but it’s not your typical Open House

Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School is opening the doors to parents and families on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m. but it’s not your average Open House. This year’s format is all new and we can’t wait to see what you think of it.

When you arrive at the school, stop and visit your child’s class advisor to receive progress report and to get your free raffle tickets which can be used to win your favorite basket raffle (additional tickets can be purchased in the lobby to increase your chances). Then make your way into the gymnasium.

All departments and teachers will be in the gymnasium for a one-stop meet and greet. There you can also talk with various community agencies and school sponsored clubs. In addition to the basket raffle, snacks and ice cream will be available. It should be a great night! Check out the baskets up for raffle the district’s Facebook page.

Harry Hoag Open House Thursday, Oct. 6

Ah fall, that time of year when it seems there are more activities than there are hours in the day. Fall sports and activities, orientations, picture days, work, dinner and homework. The next thing you know it’s time for Open House and you think to yourself, “Do I really need to go?” We get it, we’ve all been there before. Especially those parents who have several children might especially feel like they’ve, “been there, done that” in the past.

But… you’re child has never been this age before, they’ve never had this teacher before, every year is a new experience for THEM and your presence is as important as ever. So if you need a little extra motivation, here are our Top 3 reasons for attending this year’s Open House:

1. It’s informative! Meet the teachers, learn about the curriculum, see what your child has been learning and view their accomplishments. Teachers will be available in their classrooms at your leisure from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

2. It’s social! Meet other parents, find out who’s in your child’s class that you know. Maybe you can carpool, or start a book club. Community booths will also be set up in the gymnasium. Consider signing up to help out for events with the PTA, and/or joining the Boy or Girl Scouts.

3. It’s fun! PTA will be hosting an ice cream social and a book fair from 6:30-7:15 p.m. And really, ice cream for dinner once in a while never hurt anyone.