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Peters Colony Elementary Gets in the School Groove

Inaugural Back-to-School Bash Brings Parents, Students and Community Together
Aug. 27, 2019 — The 2019-2020 school year is officially in-session and it’s time for schools to host parents for their yearly orientation meetings.
Teachers giving speech in front of parents and students
In a new format this year, Peters Colony Elementary celebrated its inaugural Back-to-School Bash, a celebratory-take on the traditional parent orientation process.
Group of students talking to firefighters at booth
While parents met in classrooms around campus to get to know the expectations for the year, the cafeteria and hallways were bustling with games, booths, photo opportunities and even a little bit of face paint.
Teacher paints design on student's face
Student smiles with paw print paint on cheek
“I wanted to add an element of fun and excitement for the new school year,” Peters Colony Principal Rebecca Chirinos said. “A successful school year is not only about what happens between teachers and students; it’s about involving all stakeholders. What better way to set that tone than to have the whole community involved in the kickoff?”
Four TCHS cheerleaders smile
Cheerleaders and football players from The Colony High School were there to greet students with pom-poms, pass out hot dogs and smile for pictures at the photo booth.
Three students smile with props in photo booth
From the community, friendly faces included The Colony Police Department, Fire Department, Public Library, Chamber of Commerce and many more.
School staff, firefighters and police officer group smile together
Two students smile wearing firefighter hats
“Families and staff have not stopped talking about the experience,” Chirinos said. “Between the face painting, photo booth, and community outreach, our families and staff had opportunities to share in community together. We absolutely intend on this becoming a tradition to continue year after year. We all had a blast.”

Peters Colony Elementary is an elementary school located in The Colony, Texas, serving Pre-k through 5th graders, in the Lewisville Independent School District. Follow Peters Colony on Facebook and Twitter to see more student experiences throughout the school year or visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the Lewisville ISD family.