Thursday, May 21, 2015
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
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Our school buildings are in tip top shape due in part to a wonderful group of men called the Maintenance Department. They are quick, friendly, and do a super job with just about anything that needs fixing. Sometimes they help with the beautification of the school.
How blessed we are as a school and district to have talented, knowledgeable men dedicated to making our system room smoothly. This makes it easier for teachers , staff, and principals to focus on the learning! Thanks for all you have done this year and will do during the summer months.
WE SALUTE YOU!!
Supervisor - Wayne Mitchell
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The last Good Citizen Luncheon occurred this week and I enjoyed eating with these fine students.
|4th graders: Hero M. and Cadence A., 5th graders: Nyhira G. and Tanner T.|
|6th Graders: Nealie W. and Bryer B.|
|2nd Graders: Kenady A. and Bayley R., 3rd Graders: Alix G. and Connor R.|
|Kindergarten: Maddie G. and Alexis K. (absent), 1st Grade: Joshua L. and Trevion H.|
Friday, May 15, 2015
It's scary going to a new grade, but at R. L. Young we are making it fun by doing a Move Up Day. Students got to visit the next grade to take a look around and ease some fears before the new year starts. The teachers were excited to see new faces. Parents, don't forget to ask your child what they saw and what they think.
You may be wondering about sixth graders? Well, they visited kindergarten and watched their graduation video. They shared what they remembered and remininsed about the good ole' times.