Fillmore News and Views

For the week of September 19-23.

Boys Town Skill of the Week: Following Self to Self!

1. Keep hands, feet, and belongings to yourself.

2. Respect personal space.

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Attendance Celebration!

Mrs. Miller's 2nd grade classroom had perfect attendance for the week of September 12-16th! They were so sharp with the attendance that the students received a new pencil and pencil gripper! Keep up the great work 2nd grade friends!

Important Reminders!

  • 1. We hope to see you tonight, September 16th at our Fall Fun Night from 5-7! There will be fun for all!
  • 2.Our Major Saver fundraiser is still happening! Here are the final collection dates: Monday, September 19th--Bonus for every 2 cards sold today! Tuesday, September 20th--Last turn in day!

  • North Girls Basketball Association is still looking for girls in the 2/3 or 5th grades to play basketball for the 2016-2017 season. Please contact Ron O'Brien for more information at 563-343-9257 or by email at obrien_r@palmer.edu.

The difference reading 20 minutes a night makes!

So! What can 20 minutes a day of reading do for a child?

  • Students who read 20 or more minutes a day, exposes them to 1.8 million words a year. {research proven}

  • Reading 20 minutes a day improves listening.


Reading is “brain food”:Our brains develop as we “feed” them with experiences. The experience of reading (whether you’re the reader or the one being read to) activates and “exercises” many of the areas of the brain. The visual cortex works as your eyes track the words on the page and look at the illustrations. Your memory makes connections between what you already know about the topic of the story and its content. You integrate new information learned through reading further strengthening and growing your network of knowledge. Reading provides one of the most enriching and complex brain activities available in life.

  • Knowledge: Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge you have, the better-equipped you are to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face.Additionally, here’s a bit of food for thought: should you ever find yourself in dire circumstances, remember that although you might lose everything else—your job, your possessions, your money, even your health—knowledge can never be taken from you.

  • Vocabulary Expansion: This goes with the above topic: the more you read, the more words you gain exposure to, and they’ll inevitably make their way into your everyday vocabulary. Being articulate and well-spoken is of great help in any profession, and knowing that you can speak to higher-ups with self-confidence can be an enormous boost to your self-esteem. It could even aid in your career, as those who are well-read, well-spoken, and knowledgeable on a variety of topics tend to get promotions more quickly (and more often) than those with smaller vocabularies and lack of awareness of literature, scientific breakthroughs, and global events.