2009-2010 NNPS End-of-the-Year Celebration Promising Practices
“End-of-the-Year Celebration”Agenda - March 24, 2010
“Increasing Attendance on APT Nights,” was the theme for Briggs Elementary School’s Promising Practice. The practice focused on math using various activities such as a junk mail competition. Each grade was evaluated to see who had the most participation. Every nine weeks a new math activity was sent home, and it has received much positive feedback.
Briggs Elementary School
“Red Tie Club,” was a practice developed for 5th and 6th grade boys. The club met for one hour, six times over the course of three months, to focus on mannerisms, conversational skills, table etiquette, and positive behavior decisions. Each meeting was led by volunteer teachers and/or community volunteers.
Timrod Elementary School
“Math Night,” was a popular night with parents! The parents played games in various rooms at school and then took the games home to play with their children. The school also participated in Relay for Life and had a bake sale to raise money for cancer.
McLaurin Elementary School
“Library Read a Book,” was put on by The Parent Academy of Olanta Elementary. Book pockets were placed in the back of books and parents were encouraged to slip notes of encouragement into the pockets for their children. Parents were also given small buckets of goodies as door prizes at parent night for their support.
Olanta Elementary School
“Taking it to the Streets,” was a Promising Practice that was displayed on video! Teachers, fire, and police departments volunteered to serve hot dogs to children and parents on a Saturday evening in Lake City. New clothing and shoes were donated at the three locations that were set up. Each location served the community for an hour and a half and received positive responses.
Lake City Elementary
“Grits for Grandparents,” “Donuts for Dads,” and “Muffins for Moms,” were events offered for parents and grandparents to get involved with their child’s school. A full breakfast was served for the grandparents. Over 180 dads and 300 students showed up for donuts. A presentation on cancer statistics was given to moms and $300 was raised for Breast Cancer Awareness.
J. Paul Truluck Elementary
“Mothers and Sons Marathon” and “Family Walk Night,” were Promising Practices presented by North Vista Elementary. In addition, teachers and administrators worked to reduce tardiness by having a “tardy party” every nine weeks for students with three or less tardies.
North Vista Elementary School