The Connector

New Year's Edition 2021

Hello and Welcome!

Many in the community know who I am, but I realize we have new families and staff who do not.


If we have not been introduced, please allow me to introduce myself. I am Cassaundra Kesterke and I am your East Noble Community Outreach Coordinator. Another way to think of me is as your parent liaison.


Liaison, as defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary, has three definitions that I feel accurately defines what I aim to do...

Liaison

This is who I am to the families of East Noble students.
  • I establish and maintain communication for mutual understanding and cooperation.
  • I do this so that we can form a close bond or connection.


As your community outreach coordinator, I would like to serve as chair of the welcome committee and say,


"Welcome to East Noble. We are so glad you are here! We want you to be part of the family"


Whether you are a brand new family, or you have been born and raised in this community, Community Outreach is here serve as your point of communication to ensure you are connected to the East Noble community.

Why Connector?

As we begin the second half of the 2020-2021 school year, I believe that parents, teachers, and administrators all want the same thing.


We all want for students to learn, grow, and be successful in school and in life. In order to accomplish this, families and schools must work together.


As a parent, do you often wonder what that means to you? Do you want to do what is best for your student, but you sometimes don't know what direction to turn or who to ask for direction?


If you said yes, you are in the right place. Community Outreach is here to serve as a resource to all families. If you feel unknowledgeable or disconnected, let's partner together and together, we can go from feeling unknowing to knowledgeable and from disconnected to connected.

New Year, New Goals

Did you notice how I didn't say "resolutions"? According to the U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Why is this? Personally, I think it is because people create big goals, often time great goals, but fail because they didn't create a plan of how to attain those goals.

If resolutions don't work, how do we affect change in our lives and in our homes?

Affecting positive changes in our lives and in our homes comes down to first, determining what changes need to be made. If your goal is as simple as ensuring you do what needs to be done so that your child succeeds, keep reading.

Goal: Help Children to Succeed in School

Ideas for You to Try

Real Men Read

During the 2019-2020 school year, Real Men Read was launched at East Noble's South Side Elementary. Over the course of the school year, male volunteers visited the classrooms of second and third graders and shared with them the gift of reading. As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, Real Men Read has not been able to be in our schools, but they have created a Youtube playlist containing 20 stories that you can share with your student. Each video is read by a male volunteer and accompanied by questions that you can use with your children to encourage reading comprehension and further dialogue.



To learn more about or volunteer in the Real Men Read program, contact Ashley Robertson with Big Brothers Big Sisters at 260-456-1600 or ashley.robertson@bbbsnei.org.

Imagine - Read by Doug Campbell

The Sky is the Limit, if you can Only Imagine...

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