Assistant teacher Katie Vetovitz, first photo, left, helps Candy Hogue register son Mason for the New Albany Elementary School kindergarten program. In the second photo, from left, Ava Vetovitz, Addi Vetovitz and Kylie Gates enjoy refreshments. Teacher Lisa Topper decided to have a “tea” for parents and entering students Wednesday so they could see the classroom and register early. “It helps the parents and decreases the anxiety of just having to drop the children off at school,” she said. Classes begin for students Monday, Aug. 11.