Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways parents can prepare their child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences will affect kids as early as Kindergarten.
For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, which is when kids transition from learning to read to reading to learn, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.
As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.
Hour of Code
December 4-8, students here at Chalkville participated in the Hour of Code, along with millions of other kids around the world. They participated in activities that allowed them to create their own emoji character, help BB8 from Star Wars move through the galaxy, and even created their own flappy bird game. When students learn to code, they are learning how to organize, express, and share their ideas in a new way; it teaches them to think beyond paper and pencil. By participating in Hour of Code, we hope to encourage students to build on the basic skills they learned that week and maybe one day they could create the new platform that replaces Facebook or Twitter!
Report Cards go home
School Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Dress for Success
5th Grade Winners
1-Xavier Goodgain (Top of the school!)
4th Grade Winners
3rd Grade Winners
2nd Grade Winners
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