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Weekly Update 11/30/18
Loretta Henderson
Friday, November 30, 2018

Good Evening Bulldog Families, it is time for your weekly update. 

Parents have asked us , “Why does my child have to read 20 minutes every day?  Our evenings are so busy.  Sometimes we don’t have time.” The following statistics tell you why you can’t afford to skip reading time. 

Research has shown that children who read 20 minutes a day are exposed to 1.8 million words per year and score in the 90th percentile on standardized test. 

A child who reads 5 minutes per day is exposed to 282,000 words per year and only scores in the 50th percentile on standardized tests.

A child who reads 1 minute a day is exposed to 8000 words in a year and scores in the 10 percentile on standardized tests. 

It is imperative for your child to read 20-30 minutes a day.  It has the greatest impact on student achievement and learning and increases their content vocabulary so they will be successful in the upper grades, college and in the work force.  Please make an effort to devote at least 20 minutes a day to read with your child.   

The special subject schedule is as follows next week

Monday B

Tuesday C

Wednesday D

Thursday E

Friday A

I know we are getting into boot season, but please help your child to remember to put their gym shoes in their bookbag if wearing their boots to school on gym or motor lab days. 

Monday, our 3rd grade students will be treated to a performance from the DPO Brass Assembly.

Tuesday, December 4th is the Hour of Code event in the library and STEM Lab  from 7:00-8:00pm.  This event is for students in grades 2-5 and their parents. An Hour of Code is a global event that introduces students to computer science using fun and interactive tutorials. 

Make sure you add these dates to your calendar:

Monday December 10th is the PTO meeting at 6:30 in the library.

Also Monday December 10th is the 4th and 5th grade Choir Concert at 6:30pm and on

Tuesday, December 11th is the Kindergarten Christmas Concert also at 6:30 pm.

Have a great weekend.