Here's a Marion Cross School countdown calendar

Submitted 3 months ago
Created by
Mark Travis

Sadness may hang over Marion Cross School as it opens this year, due to the death of the beloved John Girard -- but excitement will also fill the air. Here are some key dates in and around opening day.

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Friday, Aug. 24: Teacher in-service day. All day!

Saturday, Aug. 25: Service for Mr. G, St. Denis Catholic Church in Hanover, 10:30 am. Reception to follow on the baseball diamond at Huntley Meadows (rain location: John F. Girard gym at MCS).

Sunday, Aug. 26: Kindergarten Potluck, 5 pm, Huntley Meadow Pavilion. This from the Marion Cross PTO: If your child is starting kindergarten this fall please join your fellow K families for a potluck dinner!  Bring a dish or drink to share (nut free, please) and meet your children's classmates and families. Questions? Email Lily Trajman at

Monday, Aug. 27: Teacher in-service day. All day!

Monday, Aug 27: Popsicles on the Playground, 4:30 pm, MCS playground. Again, from the PTO: Are you new to Norwich or MCS? The MCS PTO would like to welcome all NEW families with children entering pre-K to 6th grades with popsicles on the MCS playground. Questions? Email Liz Gemignani at
Tuesday, Aug. 28: Teacher in-service day. All day!
Tuesday, Aug. 28: Open house for students, 2 to 3 pm. Come check out your new classroom!
Wednesday, Aug. 29: First day of school! Woot!
Monday, Sept. 3: Labor Day. Everyone stay home!
Tuesday, Sept. 9: New Parents Night, 6 to 7 pm


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