Mr. Posick's Friday email

June 3, 2016

Reading- It isn't just for school

Reading is something that you can do anywhere. I have begun to find more time to read as I get older, often times just to get lost in something that is not work related. My good friend, Pernille Ripp, a teacher from Oregon, WI, wrote a blog post that can help all of us as parents and family members find ways to help our children love reading over the summer. I hope that you enjoy the blog post and can use some of her suggestions to help your child love reading even more this summer.

Parents- How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer

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Band and choir concerts

I had the pleasure of attending the band and choir concerts last night. The evening started with our bands and ended with our choirs. The musical talent of our students, under the direction of Mr. Jupp and Mr. Werni, are amazing. There are some pictures of our performance groups below, as well as a video of our jazz band playing 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago. It was an impressive evening of music.

Jazz band- 25 or 6 to 4

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Community garden

Our community garden got started last night. A wonderful group of students and staff helped to put in the irrigation system and started some of the planting. We'll be planting again on Monday after school if anyone would like to join us. The crops that we will be harvesting will be donated to local food banks and may also wind up being used by our Aviands food service.

It's the last week of school, but we'll still be learning!

Although it's the last week of school, there's still learning and assessing going on. Our 8th graders have their Day Away on Tuesday and they graduate on Thursday, but our 5th-7th graders will continue their normal schedule. The exception would be Friday, our half day, when students will still be learning, but they will also be signing yearbooks and having an ice cream treat on me.