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Date of Issue: August 18, 2010

AME readies for school year

Anna Maria Elementary School will open its doors for the first day of the 2010-11 school year Aug. 23. Meanwhile, parents and students have a chance to preview the school year Aug. 19 at Back-to-School Night.

“It’s the best opportunity for kids to see and meet their new teacher and to establish some comfort for both kids and parents,” said AME principal Tom Levengood.

Students have the chance to tour the school and become familiar with their new classrooms and also meet new classmates.

The Parent Teacher Organization will be on hand at the event to sell grade-level appropriate school supplies recommended by teachers. Money made from the items sold is used for the PTO’s yearly efforts.

The open house, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for students in kindergarten through second-grade and from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. third- through fifth-grade students and their families are invited to attend.