MIDDLEBURY Mary Hogan Elementary School Principal Bonnie Bourne and Associate Principal Tom Buzzell will welcome Mary Hogan students and families to the 2008-09 school year. During these last days of summer vacation, the Mary Hogan staff is busily preparing for the return of youngsters Wednesday, Aug. 27. The traditional Muffins at Mary Hogan will be offered in the school gymnasium from 8-9 a.m. on the first day of school, Aug. 27. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children to their classrooms on the first day and then stop in the gymnasium to spend a few minutes visiting with families of other children in their childs classroom, MESA officers, members of the school and district staff, and ID4 School Board members. If you are a veteran Mary Hogan parent, please come and welcome new Mary Hogan parents. Parents who are new to the school are encouraged to come and meet a great group of parents. Good company and tasty muffins are promised! In addition to greeting new youngsters and their families, the principals welcome Melissa Flint as a Grade 2 teacher, Brian Lattrell to the custodial staff, and Laura Emilo as a paraprofessional. Classes begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Bus routes are designed so that all buses will arrive at Mary Hogan by 8:15. Parents driving or walking youngsters to school should plan to arrive between 8-8:20. This will allow youngsters sufficient time to complete their morning routine prior to the start of the instructional day at 8:30. Breakfast will be served until 8:20. Youngsters arriving after 8:20 will be unable to participate in the breakfast program. At the end of the day, bus riders will be dismissed beginning at 2:45 and all others will be dismissed at approximately 2:55 p.m. New families to Middlebury and East Middlebury should register their children prior to the first day of school. This enables teachers to plan appropriately for new students. Please contact the school office at 388-4421 to register. Bus routes for all Middlebury elementary, middle school and high school students are printed in this issue. Review them carefully. Please call Mary Hogan School at 802-388-4421 if you have any questions.