|New Howe Manning Open House Details for August 24th|
|We are asking attendees to park at one of three satellite
Meadow Elementary School, St. Agnes Church, or behind Town Hall. We will
be running continuous shuttle buses from these locations (2 from FM and one
from the other locations) to take you to Howe-Manning. This will give you a
chance to see the way the students will be entering the building in the fall
when the buses will be dropping off in the back of the school. There is
extremely limited parking at the end of Central Street and we ask that you
avoid this area so there is not a traffic problem and so that all event
attendees are safe. If you are walking you will need to walk down the
access road to the right side of the school. No other vehicle traffic will
be allowed with the exception of Handicapped Parking. Please make sure to
be kind to our local businesses and residential neighbors and refrain from
parking in commercial lots or blocking private driveways.
Once you are on site there will be a sign- in desk near the back door
labeled "Fast Pass Sign In" for you to pick up your tour ticket. You can
enter the tour any time during the scheduled half hour period. PLEASE NOTE
THAT DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSES FROM OVER 1200 PEOPLE THERE MAY BE A
SHORT WAIT TO GET INTO THE SCHOOL EVEN IN THE "FAST PASS" LINE. We will do
everything we can to make the wait as short as possible, but want to also
insure that everyone gets a good view of the interior of the building and
that we keep it in great condition for the opening of school which is only 2
At the end of the tour, please make sure to stop in the cafeteria to review
information on school transportation, including procedures for students who
are currently dropped off or are walkers/bike riders to Howe-Manning.
Refreshments will be provided and great music too! And be sure to drop by
the Raffle table where kids can take a guess on what it took to build our
beautiful building. A big thank you to all the local businesses that
provided prizes for this raffle: Coco Key, Dairy Queen, E.A. Stevens
Insurance, Legends Baseball, Mason & Madison, Rotary Club of
Boxford/Topsfield/Middleton, Paradise Golf, Richardson's Ice Cream, Sew on
and Sew Forth, Sol Bean and Strike One.
We look forward to seeing you there!