Fiesta Night to Replace Back-to-School Night as School Year Kick-Off Event
In a move to transform Back-to-School night into a low-stress evening of fun social interaction, Montgomery County public school administrators have replaced it with Fiesta Night. Instead of viewing boring PowerPoints about curricula, schedules, and rules, parents will be encouraged to drink margaritas and smack piñatas along with teachers and staff. A roving mariachi band will distribute prizes geared toward busy parents, including discounted tutoring in advanced math, get-out-of-homework-free cards, and one complimentary parent-teacher conference meltdown.
“Anyone who’s interested after all those margaritas” can still discuss curricula and meet teachers, says one unnamed administrator, but in a less formal, more relaxed atmosphere they hope will get parents to “just chill out already” when it comes to their child’s education.