February is Black History Month. This is an important month that gives us the opportunity to discuss Black History, highlight our diversity, and focus the conversation to social justice and equality. In conjunction with our Shared Decision Marking Team, we have put together some school-wide activities that will available for students. Each classroom will be provided a book box containing several books that highlight a famous African-American and their achievements. For students in grades 2-4, we also have an optional extension activity that students may elect to complete on their own time. Any student who completes an activity will receive a small reward for putting in the extra effort. In addition to daily announcements about Black History Month and posters that will be hung in the school, teachers may also elect to focus on some aspect of Black History in their classrooms. We are in for a wonderful month of learning!
March will be equally exciting around here! March will be PARP month. PARP stands for Pick A Reading Partner. This month-long reading celebration is sponsored by our phenomenal PTA. Our theme for PARP is “Reading is your ticket to anywhere.” During the month of March, we encourage parents to read at least twenty minutes daily to your child, stressing the fact that reading can be fun and informative. After reading, engage in a conversation with your child about the book. Where did the book take you? Be sure to have fun! Working in conjunction with teachers at school, we will highlight four different books each Monday in March. A follow-up activity will take place in school. An activity sheet will be sent home in late February. Be sure to complete this with your child. Completed forms can be returned to the drop-off box in the office. We will have a drawing at the end of the month where the winners will receive one of the highlighted books!
Proudly Your Principal,