This annual event sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services will begin with a welcome-back-to-school ceremony and remarks from distinguished attendees, including WSMR’s Garrison Commander Col. Brian M. Michelson, Chief Academic Officer for Las Cruces Public Schools Andrea Fletcher, White Sands School Principal Tom Bulger, and WSMR School Liaison Officer Dolores Lopez.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring this event to the community of White Sands for the 16th year. I think this annual event provides a wonderful opportunity for the youth, parents and school staff to start off the year on a positive note,” Lopez said. “Child, Youth and School Services always strives to show our support of the Las Cruces Public Schools and the community,” she said.
Additional sponsors for this year’s event include Staybridge Suites, First Light Federal Credit Union, White Sands Federal Credit Union, Hotel Encanto, Boeing, Balfour Beatty Communities, Wal Mart and USAA.
“This is a unique and important event for White Sands School and the community to start the school year with great enthusiasm and purpose,” Bulger said. “We are looking forward to getting together with parents, students and staff members of the school, community and installation members for this annual get-together. It is exciting to show each of our students how dedicated we are as a team of staff and community members to maximize student achievement, one student at a time,” he said.
The event will include a mini-festival for students attending White Sands School with booths, free handouts, and games from various organizations. Students will also get their class schedules/assignments, and students and parents can find classrooms and meet teachers. This event will be followed by lunch and an Open House at Child, Youth and School Services, School Age Care and Youth Services facilities. At the open house families will have the opportunity to explore their options for Before and After School care on the installation.
For more information, contact the Child, Youth and School Services School Liaison Office at (575) 678-7093 or White Sands School at (575) 674-1241.