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Friday, September 23, 2011

PTO Meeting and 3rd Grade Program September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

R. L. Young 3rd graders and their teachers, Mrs. Haynes and Ms. Thornton will be presenting a program entitled "Proud" at the first PTO meeting of the new 2011-12 school year at 6 p.m. on September 29th in the auditorium.

Planning, preparing, and teaching a school program takes hours. And although it is an added task for the teachers, we know it has many advantages. Grade level programs create wonderful memories for our students and their parents. Videotaping and photographing children during the program captures moments in their lives that can and will be revisited when they get older. It helps to bond a group together and instill confidence from being on stage. It is a way to be represented as a grade level to the rest of the student body, often serving as a way to "teach" or "motivate" each other. These programs bring us closer together as a school. 

My hat goes off to the teachers as they use their creative skills to make our PTO programs a reality. Our students and I are so lucky to have educators of this caliber! After the program, I hope you will take the opportunity to thank them, showcase our efforts through video or photos, and let them know you appreciate their efforts.

We encourage all parents to attend all of the PTO meetings. One of the things that sets R. L. Young apart from many schools is our strong and wonderful parent support. We hope you will keep this tradition alive by joining the Parent and Teacher Organization. The cost is only $5 per family and gives you voting rights on how the PTO funds are spend.  Even if you choose not to become member, the meetings are free. 

I am looking forward to seeing you there!

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