Skinny Dip Cashola Thursday, October 23 4 - 7 PM
PTA General Meeting & Volunteer Information Night
Thursday, October 23rd 6:30 - 7:30 PM
School Bus Safety Week October 20 - 24, 2014
Fire Safety Assembly
Tuesday, October 28 Grades AMK, Grade 1 and Grade 2
SCA Canned Food Drive
November 3 - 28th
End of 1st Grading Period & Report Cards
Monday, November 3rd is the last day of the 1st grading period. Report cards will be issued to all students on Monday, November 10th. Parents: please sign the envelope and return with your child.
In the News
Read Aloud To A Child Week October 19-25, 2014
"Read Aloud to a Child Week," which the Senate Joint Resolution 409 (2001) designated as the fourth week in October. In recognition, the Department of Education, in collaboration with Read to Them, a Virginia nonprofit family literacy organization, encourages all parents, teachers, and caregivers to join in celebrating "Read Aloud to a Child Week," October 19-25, 2014, as set forth in the Virginia Department of Education Superintendent's Memo No. 254-14. The Resolution states, "Reading, the foundation of literacy, enables an individual to employ critical thinking and problem-solving skills proficiently to obtain employment and function in society, pursue personal goals, and develop his knowledge and potential." It further states,
" ... children who are read aloud to by loving and caring parents, relatives, and other adults are more likely to have higher reading skills, become productive members of their community, less likely to drop out of school and create disciplinary problems, and experience greater school success." The Read to Them web site can be accessed at http://www.readtothem.org. On this web site, school staff can find pledge sheets, teacher/parent letters, and tips for celebrating "Read Aloud to a Child Week."
Students at Point O’View Elementary School are being challenged to read for 20 minutes every school night for the year! There are 183 days of school so if students read for 20 minutes every school night that will total 3,660 minutes! Students will complete a reading log indicating what they read and for how long. Parents will be asked to initial the log. Logs will be collected and tallied by classroom teachers and reported to the Library Media Specialist. Students in grades 3-5 will have the option to record their minutes on the website www.Biblionasium.com, which tracks their reading and allows students to write book reviews. Students will move up the rainbow in our front foyer in the following increments: 100 minutes, 500 minutes, 1,000 minutes, 1,500 minutes, 2,000 minutes, 2,500 minutes, 3,000 minutes, and finally, 3,660 minutes. Students who reach the final goal will participate in turning Dr. France and Mrs. Conger into Human Ice Cream Sundaes!
Additionally, our voracious readers will have the option to participate in the 40 Book Challenge. The 40 Book Challenge tasks students with reading at least 40 books for the school
year over a variety of genres, including fantasy, historical
fiction, and more.