Classes resume today at Williamstown Elementary, but the school was filled with students, parents and faculty on Sunday for their annual "Snoop and Scoop" party.
The school's new assistant principal, Linda Brunicardi, said the open house allows students and parents to "snoop" around their new classrooms, meet teachers and to talk about goals and expectations.
"We're all really excited to get the kids back and ready to have a great year," she said.
BRAD BAUER The Marietta Times
Parents and students gathered Sunday at Williamstown Elementary for an open house. Classes at Williamstown resume today.
Most area schools, including Marietta, Warren, Fort Frye and Frontier, start the new school year on Wednesday.
The "scoop" of the "snoop and scoop" came in the form of a vanilla ice cream cones that were served out on Williamstown's playground.
Teresa Lyons, who has two children attending Williamstown schools, was at the event with her sixth-grader, Brady, who shared that he wished the summer would never end.
Back to school dates:
Belpre: Aug. 18.
Caldwell Exempted: Today.
Fort Frye: Wednesday.
Noble Local: Sept. 7.
Switzerland of Ohio: Aug. 30.
Wolf Creek: Wednesday.
Washington County Career Center: Wednesday.
The boy had eaten four ice cream cones in just a few minutes when his mother had a realization.
"You've got school tomorrow, you're not trying to make yourself sick, are you?" she asked.
Lyons said she's something of an old pro when it comes to back to school shopping and preparations.
"The biggest part of it is getting the kids back on schedule," she said. "I start sending them to bed earlier a few weeks before the start of classes," she said.
Brady finally confessed he wasn't trying to make himself sick and said he was actually looking forward to seeing some of his old friends.
"I got to see some of them (over the summer), but there are still a few I didn't get to see, so it'll be nice to see them this week," he said.