Bowen Elementary rolls out red carpet to welcome students on first day of school


Bowen Elementary School rolled out the red carpet for students as they welcomed them Wednesday for the first day of school.About 700 students attend the school on Roosevelt Avenue.Teachers were standing by on both sides of the building greeting car and bus riders, helping them find their way inside the school.Some parents stuck around to get a few annual ‘first day photos’ for the scrapbook. Bowen Elementary Principal, Lisa Wathen said the first day is all about getting students familiar with their new routine.At the end of the day, when everyone is home safe, she said she lets out a sign of relief.”We have a really good system in place and always, you know, things can happen, so you’re just very grateful when the kids are home and safe,” Wathen said. “They’re all going to be exhausted but they’ll get some good sleep, come back tomorrow and do it all over again.”Wathen plans to focus on building relationships between students and teachers this week to build a solid foundation for the rest of the school year.”We want our kids to want to be here and if they feel loved and appreciated and supported, they’re going to want to come to school every day,” Wathen said.

Bowen Elementary School rolled out the red carpet for students as they welcomed them Wednesday for the first day of school.

About 700 students attend the school on Roosevelt Avenue.

Teachers were standing by on both sides of the building greeting car and bus riders, helping them find their way inside the school.

Some parents stuck around to get a few annual ‘first day photos’ for the scrapbook.

Bowen Elementary Principal, Lisa Wathen said the first day is all about getting students familiar with their new routine.

At the end of the day, when everyone is home safe, she said she lets out a sign of relief.

“We have a really good system in place and always, you know, things can happen, so you’re just very grateful when the kids are home and safe,” Wathen said. “They’re all going to be exhausted but they’ll get some good sleep, come back tomorrow and do it all over again.”

Wathen plans to focus on building relationships between students and teachers this week to build a solid foundation for the rest of the school year.

“We want our kids to want to be here and if they feel loved and appreciated and supported, they’re going to want to come to school every day,” Wathen said.

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