Eagle News 11.17.17
Orchard Park Elementary
Health & Fitness Challenge
STEAM Resource Drive
We are collecting recycled, gently used, and new items for our upcoming STEAM/Literacy Night in January. Students earn an incentive for each day they bring in items. Click the link HERE for more information on requested items and incentives for each day during the week of December 4th-8th.
Did You Know?
Did you know that research shows that volume of reading is linked to attaining higher-order literacy proficiencies (Allington, 2012) and that the amount of time reading is the best predictor of reading achievement (Anderson, Wilson and Fielding (1988)? At Orchard Park, we use a variety of incentives to encourage students to read outside of the classroom. From October - March teachers use Reading Logs to develop student independent reading goals and track student progress. Students that meet their monthly goal receive a coupon from Pizza Hut for a free personal pan pizza. At the end of the school year, students that have met their goal each month will receive a free book from the PTO. Please be sure review your child’s reading log and have your child turn it into their teacher at the end of the month. Thank you for supporting literacy at home!
Holiday Angel Tree
Our Holiday Angel Tree will launch next week. This year, sign ups will be exclusively online via Sign Up Genius. Be on the lookout for the link next week. If you would like to be a volunteer to help with our Holiday Angel Tree, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to provide more info and details.