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Parents, principal prep for Kelly Mill
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Payton Elizabeth Stevens, a future student of Kelly Mill Elementary School, draws as mom Shelly listens to information during a meeting at Vickery Creek Elementary. - photo by Autumn Vetter


Vickery Creek Elementary School’s cafeteria was full Tuesday night as parents of future Kelly Mill Elementary students attended the second of three meet-and-greet events.

During the gathering, Ron McAllister shares information and his goals as principal of Kelly Mill, slated to open August.

The experience was new to Carrie Tuttle, whose son Jack will be a kindergartener there in August.

“I’m kind of a newbie because Jack is my only … so I didn’t know what to expect. But I walked away feeling very comfortable,” Tuttle said.

“Not only did we see the floor plans, but it was really good to meet the principal. I think he’s very energetic and brings a lot to the new school, not only his experience, but what he has envisioned for it sounds exciting.”

The first meeting was held Monday. The third and final session is set for 6 tonight at Cumming Elementary School.

Other events are planned as the school gets closer to opening.

“I think it’s great they’re going to do more for the school before it starts in August as far as meet and greets and a family day,” Tuttle said.

Last fall, the Forsyth County Board of Education finalized new school attendance zones.

The lines accommodated Kelly Mill, evened out the high school populations and streamlined feeder patterns from elementary to middle to high school.