Erwin Elementary School
Think Smart Afterschool Tutoring begins on March 4th and will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
March 9, 2014......Daylight Savings Time
March 12, 2014.....Sping Pictures
March 13, 2014......Harnett Off Broadway
March 14, 2014....Sham "Rock" Dance
March 18,2014.....5th Grade EOG Night
March 19, 2014....Career Day
This month we will be hosting our first ever Literature Fair. What is a Literature Fair? Well, imagine a Science Fair but instead of students completing the scientific method on a science topic, they will be investigating the top 91 children's books and looking at the following areas: plot, characters, themes, vocabulary words, making connections, and creating something that the book inspired them to create. We decided on 91 books because our school has been educating students in our area for 91 years. What better way to celebrate this milestone than celebrate the 91 best books that inspired children to begin a love affair with reading.
How can you help?
1. Continue to read to/with your students daily.
2. Volunteer to lead our Give Five-Read Five campaign
3. Attend our Literature Fair the last week in March
4. Volunteer to read one of the top 91 books (on your own and we will provide you a copy to keep) and participate in a literature circle with students who created the project on your book.
**Research has shown that children in families with a home library of 500 books or more experience significantly greater educational success.
Volunteer of the Month
Ms. Eileen Hicks
Ms. Eileen Hicks, a retired teacher, is our Volunteer of the Month. She currently has a grandson in the 5th grade here at Erwin Elementary. Ms. Hicks is one of our faithful volunteers who works with a group of 3rd graders in the area of math about three times a week. When asked why she volunteers at Erwin, Ms. Hicks stated, "It is very satisfying to see student success. I also love the hugs!" Thank you Ms.Hicks for all you do at Erwin!
If you would like to nominate someone to be next month's Volunteer of the Month, please call or email Dorothy Blue, our Volunteer Coordinater at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 897-7178.
EES School/Community Garden
Are you interested in helping to support and/or participate in our EES School/Community Garden? Our garden was bountiful last year and we are hoping for the same results this year. If you have not received a flyer to sign up or make a donation, please let your child's teacher know and we will make sure that you receive one.