Palmyra Elementary School

February 2017 Newsletter

Introduction

We have made it past the 100th day of school already! There are a lot of great things happening at Palmyra that we want you to know about. In this issue, we are highlighting our 5th and 6th grade AVID program and our after school classes that extend our students' learning beyond the school day!

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

We are in our second year of implementation of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program at Palmyra. AVID provides a structure in the classroom that helps to teach students organization, note-taking, and critical thinking skills. We are preparing students for their future in middle school, high school, and college! We are working towards college and career readiness for all of our students. Next year, we plan to expand the program to 4th grade!

Featured AVID Strategies

Each month, students from one of our 5th and 6th grade classes, share a featured AVID strategy with our parents in our PTA and ELAC meetings. Just in case you can't make it to our meetings, you can read about some of the strategies below!

After School Programs and Classes

We have some great opportunities for students to extend and enrich their learning after school. We also want to use these opportunities to engage students in learning about different cultures and new experiences! Although program space is limited, our goal is to provide something for everyone and that interested students will get the chance to participate in at least one activity throughout the year. If you have ideas, feel free to share!

Upcoming Event

Literacy Lunch

Friday, March 3rd, 11:45am

1325 East Palmyra Avenue

Orange, CA

Come have lunch and read a book with your child to celebrate "Read Across America Day". Lunch will be at your child's regular lunch time.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018

Kindergarten registration begins on March 1st! Starting on March 1st you can visit www.orangeusd.org to access the online registration and then bring in your child's birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residence to the office to complete the registration.