Persell Middle School Holds Successful Family Night

Persell Middle School recently held a successful Family Night that included dinner, crafts, raffles and fun for the whole family. The school hosted over 120 people including students, parents, grandparents, aunts, and older and younger siblings. The Persell Family and Community Engagement Committee coordinated the event with support from the local community.

“It’s great that they do something like this so we can see the school outside just the classroom and teacher conferences,” said Bob Scott, father of Aliceson Scott, a fifth grader. “It’s also fun to spend time with Aliceson in the place where she spends most of her day.” 

Aliceson added, “I love the food!”

Families rotated between dinner and crafts. Students and parents worked together to make different versions of snowmen and snowflakes – the perfect craft for a snowy day. Instructions were read and followed step-by-step in order to complete the project. 

“I love to do this because I get to see the students and families outside the classroom,” said Persell 7-8 Grade ELA teacher Amanda Johnson.

Dinner included pasta, sauce, meatballs and bread. The sauce was made by the 8th grade Excel class. They used herbs from the garden planted last spring. In the fall, they picked the herbs and dehydrated them to use in the sauce. Families also received homemade meatballs and fresh bread. Teachers provided the homemade desserts.

“I enjoy seeing the parental support There are so many ways for parents to be show support and attending events like this is just one of them,” said Persell 7-8 Grade ELA Teacher Grace Johnson. “When we, as parents, show support, our children do better in school, academically and socially. They’re also less likely to get into trouble and attend school on a regular basis.”

Persell Middle School would like to thank the local community who donated items and time to the event: Wegman’s, Tops, Pepsi-Cola Company, Cummins, Persell PTA, Eddie Wendt, Northwest Arena, Persell Teachers, JHS Honor Society and JHS Key Club.

posted on 03/03/2017 - filed under: Academics, Middle School, Parents, Spotlight, Students, teachers