School Newsletter 2015-2016 Vol. 1
Happy New Year VA Parents and Students!
Ms. Dixon, Principal
From the Desk of the School Nurse
From the desk of your Health Care District School Nurse:
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It is commonly known that regular exercise is a wonderful way to improve physical fitness, fight against obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But a new study shows that regular exercise is also a good way to improve children’s brain function which may lead to better academic success.
The CDC guidelines suggest that school age students participate in at least 60 minutes of exercise each day. Participation in sports or a formal exercise program is one way to keep fit. However, the three types of recommended physical activity can be met through many different types of play. For example, climbing on a jungle gym or a tree builds muscle strength. Playing tag is a great aerobic activity and bone strengthening can occur by jumping rope or playing hopscotch. Make it fun!
Math Apps that Help!
In most recent VA Sports News, two of Village Academy football players recently played in the Florida vs. Georgia All-Star Game held at Boynton High. Thomas Neal made an interception and Jevaughn Codlin made some key tackles. A few of our former players attended the game such as Devontae Robinson (Utah State), Trequan Smith (University of Central Florida) and Kevin Bronson (University of South Florida) to name a few. The following players participated in the Palm Beach County Bowl Game: Thomas Neal, Dwight Holt, Jevaughn Codlin, and Tracy Bean. Tracy Bean received an Honorable Mention by the Palm Beach Post. Lastly, February 3rd is National Signing Day and we are proud to announce that Malik Ballard and Thomas Neal, and Jevaugh Codlin will be signing.
Head Start is Awarded PNC Grant!
Tutorial is Under Way!
- Encourage students to study and review
- Show interest in your student's work and encourage them to be focused
- Ask questions about what they are learning
- Encourage writing....have students start a journal
- Plan time and space for study
Incorporating technology to promote mastery using Ten Marks in centers: Ms. Hornedo's Class
Team work taking notes during reading based on their nonfiction topics(dogs).
working with fractions in centers
Independent reading and taking notes on nonfiction text topics of choice( spiders)