Eastside Elementary

September 17, 2018

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From the Arkansas Department of Education...

R.I.S.E. Arkansas

We have been learning together about the new initiative surrounding reading across the state of Arkansas. Part of that initiative is educating ourselves and our community. Below are some facts found from several sources gathered in one page on the ADE website. Together. we will establish a culture of reading in Arkansas by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners. We will do our part at Eastside to educate parents about the importance of reading, and increase access to books in the home.

The Facts:

(Sources: Family and Community Engagement Research - Scholastic.com; Children’s Literacy Foundation - clifonline.org)

● Reading is the cornerstone for success in college, career and community engagement.

● On average, children in poverty have been exposed to only 25 hours of one-on-one reading, compared to middle class children who have been exposed to 1,000-1,700 hours of one-on-one reading. Only 48% of young children are read to daily.

● 61% of low-income families have no age appropriate books in their home, with low-income neighborhoods having an average of one book for every 300 children. Middle-income homes have an average of 13 books per child.

Having books at home is a better indicator of educational success than a parent’s education.

Please view the short video at the link below from Governor Hutchinson about the R.I.S.E. Arkansas initiative.

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Upcoming Dates-

September 18-Return Fall Festival King/Queen Permission Slips

September 18-Return PTO Fundraiser Permission Slips

September 20-Watch DOGS Dads Informational Meeting

September 24-28 Bring Your Parent to PE Week!

September 26-National Pancake Day!