It’s Elementary

Brandy Blanton, Elementary School’s nurse, provides weekly news and tips for helping children at home.

Thank you to Robert Hutto, Michael Bush, and Mrs. Susan Yates for their generous donation of school uniforms to our clothing closet. We try to keep a supply of uniforms, underwear, belts, socks, shoes, etc. available for any emergency situations that tend to arise from time to time. We are in need of new boy’s and girl’s underwear and slightly used both boy’s and girl’s pants and shorts. Anyone interested in donating to our clothing closet can bring those by the school anytime; they will be greatly appreciated.

Tips to get your kids to read more:

The start of a new school year is a great time to emphasize the importance of reading at home. Solid readers perform better in school and in the workplace, have a healthy self-image, and become lifelong learners.

Research shows that 45 percent of children ages 3 to 5 are not read to daily, and this lack of literature can take a negative toll on school performance. Luckily, there are many things parents can do to make kids passionate readers.

If you are looking to make reading a bigger part of your children’s lives this school year, here are some great tips to get them motivated:

Start young. Reading aloud to children at an early age is the most effective way to help them attain critical language and communication skills and instill great habits.

Be sure your house contains plenty of books to choose from on a variety of topics.

Launch a children’s book club with other parents. Take turns hosting your children’s friends for snacks and a lively discussion on the book of the month.

Kids love getting mail! Subscribe to children’s magazines so they will have something fun and beneficial to look forward to each month.

Make sure children become frequent patrons at your local library.

Be it the morning paper or your favorite novel, set a great example by making reading a daily habit for yourself.

**Reading stimulates children’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world around them. Take steps this school year to emphasize the importance of reading!

Dates To Remember:

September 5th – School day pictures.