Creating New Traditions: PreK Events and Back to School Bash Are Huge Hits With Families

Building on the success of two inaugural events that premiered last summer, the Everett Public Schools (EPS) once again held two celebrations for students and families to mark the start of the school year.

Up first were special gatherings for Pre-Kindergarten families, held at the Room Escape in Chelsea. The Webster Extension celebration was on August 23rd, followed by the Adams School on August 24th. The festivities included games, arts and crafts, giveaways, an indoor playground, and free food from Texas Roadhouse and desserts from Spinelli’s. Those who attended also had the chance to meet teachers and the Web Ex and Adams School head teachers, Jessyca Redler and Laurie Stokes.

Superintendent Priya Tahiliani and her team launched these events in 2021 to give first- and second-year EPS families the chance to meet Pre-K teachers and other members of their school communities.

Another event that was held for the second consecutive year was the EPS Back to School Bash. The district-wide event was held on Monday, August 29th in front of Everett High School. There was food and treats from The Chicken and Rice Guys, the Cookie Monstah, and Richie’s Slush, as well as games and activities, a photo booth, and giveaways. The district’s partners from the Eliot Family Resource Center and the Everett Haitian Community Health Center helped make the festivities a big success with the approximately 1,200 people who attended.

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