Following the Gr. 3 orientation on the Bucknall campus on Aug. 26, new students, along with their “buddies” (returning students paired with new students of the same gender), participated in a special welcome party. In groups of eight, buddies went on a scavenger hunt to locate various buildings and offices around campus, where each pair retrieved a special ticket. These tickets were then entered into a raffle for prizes, with each prize containing items for both the student and his or her buddy. At the end of the party the students snacked on fruit bars. What a sweet way to be welcomed to Harker!
Simultaneously, new parents met with Sarah Leonard, primary division head, Kathy Clark, LS librarian, Joe Connolly, K-Gr. 5 dean of students and Joe Rosenthal, executive director of advancement, for an informational meeting in the library.