Back To School

Find out who your child’s teacher is and get a free popsicle.

The PTOs (Parent Teacher Organizations) from Arab Primary School and Arab Elementary School are joining with The Arab Tribune for “Popsicles with the Principals.”

The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Arab Elementary School – in the school’s gymnasium.

APS principal Scott Sutton and AES principal Jessica McCrary will be on hand helping PTO members hand out popsicles to all who come to get the Tribune’s annual Back-to-School special section.

The special section used to go straight to the newsstands around town, but this year, just like last year, they will be available first at Arab Elementary School for the popsicle event.

The sections will still go to the newsstands Tuesday – they’ll just be a little later.

“We just thought this would be a fun thing to do to celebrate classroom assignments being completed,” McCrary said. “It’s always fun each year to hear about parents and students waiting on the Tribune to show up at the racks.

“Getting your hands on the Tribune to find out who your teacher is has been a tradition for many years here, and we hope this will be a new, fun tradition that everyone will enjoy.”

The popsicles are free and are being provided by the PTOs.

The Tribune, which will include the Back to School special section with classroom assignments, supply lists and more information will cost the regular price of $1 each.

Again, the Tribune will be in the racks and at stores later Tuesday evening and will be delivered to subscribers Wednesday.

“The school system has identified community and relationships as part of its new vision, and this event will help with that – building relationships with the community.

“This community loves and supports our school system, and this can be a great opportunity to capitalize on that,” McCrary said. “We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the parents and the community, and this can be a time for us to visit with parents and students. I’m really looking forward to it.”

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