Posted Date: 09/05/2019
I hope everyone has had a great start to their school year!
Please note that our educators and students are working extremely hard in various activities both indoors and outdoors depending on the learning situation. We have had some joggers and other people on school property during this time which is interrupting this learning process. Please refrain from using school property during school days/hours for the best interest and safety of our students. If you need to use one of our facilities for an event, please contact the appropriate building to check availability and reservations.
On a more exciting note…
One of the greatest joys I have in my position is watching the interaction between our great teachers and students. Learning and education goes beyond state testing and even formal instruction, and as a district, we educators are partnering with parents and guardians in maximizing the learning our students experience on a daily basis. With that in mind, tomorrow, September 6, is ‘National Read a Book’ day. Early on in my career as a math teacher, I did not understand the importance of literacy. However, after a short time, I finally grasped the crucial importance of every child being able to read and write at grade level. I would encourage you to take some time, not only tomorrow, but everyday to read with your children. There is an interesting infographic on the Mary Rowlandson Elementary School (MA) Website comparing a student who reads for 20 minutes a day compared to students who read considerably less.
We in Platte County have great resources to raise the importance of children’s literacy. You can visit the Platte County Early Literacy Project Facebook page to get some great information!