Back to School Meet and Greet

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The start of a new school year can be exciting and scary all at the same time! When my daughter started kindergarten, she came home during the second week of school with an invitation for a “Back to School Meet and Greet”. Invitations were given to every student in the class and specified that all parents were welcome.

My daughter and I went together and it turned out to be one of the best ways to start the new school year! There were about 10-15 students who came and they had a blast playing in the backyard together, eating snow cones. I think each child left the party that day with several new friends, which really helped calm any “new school year jitters”. It was also a great way for the parents to get acquainted with each other.

If you’d like to plan your own Back to School Meet and Greet, I’ve made a FREE invitation for you to download. Simply fill in the blanks and get ready for some back to school fun!

back to school meet and greet

Right click and save the image above to your computer, or CLICK HERE to download the PDF.

Good luck with your party!

Have a great school year everyone!

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in August 2011

About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. Yanet of 3 Sun Kissed Boys says:

    I did something similar when my oldest started kindergarten. It was great to get to know the kids and parents that we are still friends with after four years. I intend on doing it again this year with my middle one. :)

  2. I LOVE this idea!! My oldest starts kindergarten next month, and she’s feeling a little left out b/c she’s going to a different school than some of her friends, and she’ll only be 1/2 day. This would be a great way for her to make some new friends. :)

  3. My little girl starts kindergarten this week. I LOVE this idea. Thank you for sharing this, I really think I’d like to do something like this.

  4. What a great idea! My daughter starts first grade tomorrow, and after a year in kinder and feeling like I didnt’ know any of her classmates, this is looking like a great idea! Don’t know if I can manage to do it this week but maybe within the month?


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