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Monday, October 30, 2017

Oct. 30 announcement

This month is Mo-vember at JCP. Whichever class reads "mo-re" minutes in Mo-vember gets to shave whatever they want into my beard at the end of the month. These are AFTER SCHOOL reading minutes only.

Oct. 30 announcement from Rob Darling on Vimeo.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Why Read at Home?

Research shows that if students can read 60 minutes a day they can grow as much as 3 grade levels during the course of one school year. This is the primary reason why we do not assign homework packets at JCP. The only academics we ask that parents do with their students at home is read.

We are doing everything we can to get them as much "face in book" time during the school day. If you can read with them for 15-30 minutes a day, every student in our building can leave 2nd grade reading at a 2nd grade level or higher.

Parents: This Thursday we are having a Viking University for parents, 5-7:30pm in the Sunset Building. The evening includes multiple 25-minute workshops on everything from our new Reading Curriculum to Technology at Home, Bilingualism to Math Games. You'll have the chance to attend 4 different workshops, and be fed in the middle with free pizza and door prizes. There will also be booths set up during dinner time from community partners like the Selah library, Selah Police Department, etc.

If you're needing help on how to get your kiddo to read for 15-30 minutes this night will have some answers and resources for you to take home and implement immediately. And if you can't attend this Thursday but want to learn more about how to help you student, ask your teacher first, then come find me. We'll get you whatever info and resources you need.