CNP Family Newsletter

October Edition

Why we should all be reading aloud to children (Even if they can read on their own)

Why we should all be reading aloud to children | Rebecca Bellingham | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

One School One Book

This month our school will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One School, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. I am personally asking you to make the time so that your family can participate in this special activity.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book™program, we aim to build a Community of Readers at our school. Everyone – students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff will all be following along together.

On 9-30-19 your students(s) received a copy of our carefully selected title at a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book. Along with the book, you will receive a reading schedule so that you can keep up at home. Generally, you will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night.

In school, your child will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. You will soon find that your child will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. In class, students will explore the book through activities and discussion. You will want to make sure your family keeps up so that your child can be included. Throughout the event, everyone will be engaging in a shared conversation.

One School, One Book is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.

I know that you’ll enjoy this special reading time with your children. I look forward to sharing this experience with you and hope to talk with both you and your student sometime this month about our book selection. "When a whole school reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers at our school.

Pie Fundraiser

Our school wide pie fundraiser is back! We will be kicking off our fundraiser at school on Friday October 4th. Students will have until October 16th to sell these delicious pies. Pies will arrive before Thanksgiving to make for a tasty and easy dessert for the holiday season. More information will be coming home October 4th.

Volunteer Information

If you want to volunteer on a field trip or in a classroom please make sure you fill out the required limited background check paperwork. Per board policy we can't allow anyone to volunteer on trips or in classrooms without this background check. It generally takes up to one week to get back from the date it is submitted. If you think you may want to volunteer at some point, the best plan of action is to submit it now and have it on file. You can request the paper work from the CNP office or Central Office in Albion.

Events in October

10/4 Pie Fundraiser Kickoff

10/8 CNP Flu Shot Clinic

10/14 1st Grade Field Trip to Trowbridge Farms

10/18 Kindergarten Field Trip to Trowbridge Farms

10/19 End of 9 Weeks

10/21-10/25: Fall Break (No School)