MARGATE — It won't be ice cream and gummy bears every day, but that's at least how the Margate public schools' youngest students got to start their year.

Incoming kindergartners enjoyed sweet treats at an ice cream social held in the cafeteria of William H. Ross Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Sponsored by the Margate Education Foundation, the event gave students a chance to meet their teachers and each other.

Miss Gabby of Miss Gabby Music of South Jersey entertained with a song or two, and Principal Michele Carney Ray Yoder instructed students about "quiet" hand signals used during assemblies and advised parents how to survive hectic drop-off and pickup times. Older children in the school's Spirit Patrol and Trail Blazers leadership clubs helped students top their sundaes.

The district will have three kindergarten classrooms this year for 38 students. Teachers are Terry McGonigle, Katie DeSalle and Tracy Barth.

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