Ally St. Pierre
A reimagined entryway with a beautiful IB®-themed mural and new toddler classrooms helped contribute to the excitement as Strelitz International Academy welcomed the new school year with open arms and smiling faces on Monday, August 21.
Three days earlier, on August 18, students first returned to SIA for the annual Meet and Greet. This was when students met their new teachers and classmates, dropped off supplies in their new classrooms, and ended the day with a sweet Kona Ice treat. Parents had the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming school year and learn what they could expect. The morale was high, and everyone looked forward to the first day of school.
With a red carpet leading to the front door, the first official day was wonderful, filled with engaging lessons, reuniting friends, and bonding with new ones. The school’s faculty and staff received upbeat feedback from parents and students as students left school with positive attitudes.
Heather Moore, head of school, launched a new podcast called S.I.A.: The Podcast, focusing on topics that are thoughtful and inspiring around parenting and educational programming. The podcast can be heard at www.strelitzinternationalacademy.org/podcast.
SIA is also in the process of creating a quarterly magazine that will be available both in hard copy and digital format. The Strelitz magazine will feature articles about events happening at the school, as well as what students are learning.