Dear EVCS Students,
Welcome back! I hope you had a beautiful fall weekend. The leaves are turning, the weather is getting colder, and that means that the Fall Ball is coming soon! I hope everyone will try to make it to the Fall Ball this Saturday from 12-4. Admission to the event is FREE! We’ll have a bounce house, games and activities and of course the legitimately creepy haunted house. There will also be a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest with prizes for the winners. If you’re still not sure what you’re going to dress up as – there is a costume exchange after school today in Sauer Park where you can upcycle old costumes for someone else to wear, or pick up a gently used costume free of charge. I’ve got my costume ready, I can’t wait to see you all there.
You may not realize this, but just like all of you, your teachers and I are also constantly learning new things and working to become better at what we do. Right now our whole staff is studying together about the best ways to teach reading. One thing we have learned is that the single most important thing that kids can do in elementary school to become stronger readers is to:
Read independently from a book that is on their level at school
and at home every single day.
Your teachers will teach you the skills and strategies that you need, but it is the independent reading practice that is the most critical thing. Let’s all commit to making sure we are selecting books on our level and taking the time to read independently every day! You can do it!
Thanks so much to our friends in the 2nd grade for hosting today, thanks to all of the parents who came this morning, huge thanks to the SWMM house band, and thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud. Have a great day and great week everyone.