Friday, June 26, 2015
During these last five weeks I have done much pondering on this new role as a grandparent. I see grandparents all of the time stopping by the school house. They come for Honor Roll Assembly, grab lunch in the lunchroom, and some volunteer to help in various ways. We love their visits. But I am also quickly reminded of the wonderful grandparents connected to the school that are not only serving as a grandparent for their grand child(ren), but are also the parent in the child(ren)'s life. I have kept my grandson Everett overnight and it is a lot of work getting up for feedings and seeing to all of his needs. I would be amiss not to do a HUGE shoutout for the job you are doing to ensure that your grandchild(ren) have all of their needs met.
My daughter made a statement, "I don't see how people just let their parents raise their kids and they just visit them". But I see this every day. I honor you and what you are so unselfishly doing because of a deep love you have for your family. Thank you from R. L. Young for helping us teach your grandchild(ren). Together we make a great team. Your dedication has been duly noted and I love you for what you are doing.
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Dear Parent or Guardian,
I hope this letter finds you well. In an effort to keep all of our students reading at-level over the summer months – I am happy to announce that we have a new program that will help us achieve this goal. For students to reach their full potential, they need a strong foundation in reading and writing. Reading outside of the classroom is critical for maintaining and expanding a child’s literacy skills especially over the extended summer break. In fact, research suggests that students should spend a minimum of 20 minutes a day reading outside of the classroom.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new Summer Reading Program. The goals of this program are simple:
• Encourage students to become lifelong readers
• Teach students how to think critically about what they’re reading
• Connect students and families with the local library
• Expose students to different types of authors and characters
Students need to log their reading (books, newspaper, magazines, cereal boxes, signs, etc.). Each student who logs 10 hours or more of reading will be rewarded with a Popsicle party in August. I will also recognize my top three readers with a goody bag and provide a McDonald's lunch in the library. If you need a log stop by the school office this summer.
“Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow!”
Raymond L. Young Library Media Specialist