Brevard County Students Excited On First Day of School
By Barbara Bumgardner // August 14, 2013
Kids greet each other with hugs and smiles
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – After a two month summer break the Brevard County children went back to school today.
Anxiously walking through the doors of Saturn Elementary at 7:30 this morning the boys and girls greeted each other with hugs and smiles. They stood by their assigned class room doors anticipating who their classmates would be this year.
“I am excited for school to start,” said Jacob Bumgardner. “I missed my friends this summer.”
Bumgardner was reunited with his fellow fifth grade pals, as the adventure of another year remains ahead of them. This year at Saturn, each and every student will be provided with a free breakfast and a free lunch.
They are among four schools who are participating in the Community Eligibility Option under the National School Lunch Program. This means that all students at Saturn will be served menued items for both breakfast and lunch at no charge during the 2013-14 school year.
‘BUILDING OUR LEARNING, DAY BY DAY’
The 2013-2014 school wide theme is Building our Learning, Day by Day! Saturn Elementary encourages all students, parents and staff to stay actively involved in all aspects of the school as they move through the coming year. As they build, the sky is the limit.
Dismissal time was changed to 2:30 this year for Saturn students. Years prior they were released at 2:10 due to the bus schedules.
“Our students were missing out on 20 minutes of learning time so that the transportation would run smoothly. I am happy the time has changed to suit the needs of our children,” said Saturn Principal Dr. Miller.
“Everything went very smoothly today, even with all the construction on Range Road,” Miller said in regards to the new sidewalks being built in front of the school.
“Our numbers are a little lower than we projected. We are working on finding out why and bringing them to where they should be. But all in all I am very pleased with how our day went.”
Today was the first day for grades 1-6, Kindergarten will begin on August 19 and on August 21 the VPK head start children will start.