In the interests of preserving instructional time and keeping our students safe, we are making some changes to the opening and closing of the elementary doors. Some of our students have been arriving to school too early when there is no supervision, so in the interest of student safety, the elementary doors will be unlocked at 7:55 A.M. In the afternoon, we find that our students are distracted from learning the last fifteen minutes of the day when they know their loved ones are in the hallway. We will open the elementary doors in the afternoon at 3:15 P.M. so parents can meet their children at the classrooms at 3:20 P.M. Parents should wait until 3:15 to arrive at school when the doors will be unlocked. The doors will lock at 4 P.M. giving parents time to see their child’s teacher after school, if there is a concern. We know that you share with us the desire to keep our students learning until the end of the day and to keep our children safe. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Singley.
The Moravia Community School District has revised its Special Education Service Delivery Plan. It is available to the patrons of this district to review and make comments upon it in the elementary office for ten days.
The Moravia High School Student Council is replacing the traditional Jersey Auction Homecoming fund raiser with a Pie/Dessert Auction, to be held on in the school Multi-Purpose room. This will follow a Chili Supper sponsored by the Junior Class.
In the past, the Jersey Auction has raised approximately $2000, enough funds for Student Council to pay for all of their sponsored activities throughout the entire school year, plus send all members to a Leadership Conference.
In order for this to be a success, Student Council needs bakers who are willing to donate a pie or two, or some other scrumptious desserts, to be auctioned, plus plenty of hungry people with a sweet tooth to make the purchases. If you are willing to bake or make something for the auction, please contact Ellie Wenger, Emily Moore, Lauren Perry, or Emma Cochran, or call Sally Johnson at the school, 724-3241. Thank you so much in advance for your support.
Did you know that when kids don't read over the summer they are likely to fall behind when they head back to school? These learning losses are often called the "Summer Slide," and our school has made it a priority to keep our students' skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.
Our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that motivates kids to read more books and strengthen their reading skills as part of a school team. The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge invites children ages 4 – 14 to log their reading minutes to help set a new world record for summer reading. The goal this year for schools around the world is to break last year's reading world record of 176,438,473 minutes! With your help, we can do it.
I'm excited to share that the theme of this year's program is Reading Under the Stars; as kids log their reading minutes online, they will unlock star constellations and learn interesting facts about them. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You'll also find free articles, activity sheets, and book lists for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.
Don’t delay. You can start logging your child’s reading minutes today! The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge began on May 5 and ends on September 5, 2014. For the youngest students who can’t read on their own yet, you may count the minutes that you or someone else reads to them. The school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from a bestselling children's book author and will be featured in The 2015 Scholastic Book of World Records. We are also in a friendly competition against Albia to see who will log the most minutes this summer! And just because Moravia is smaller, doesn’t mean we can’t beat Albia!
Although this is an online reading program, students who do not have Internet access at home can still participate. Students can keep track of their minutes manually over the summer in a notebook or journal. When they return to school in August, they will be able to retroactively log minutes during the last two weeks of the program - from August 25 to September 5, 2014. Alternatively, if the student or his/her parent has a smartphone, they can download the Scholastic Reading Timer, a free mobile app, to log minutes throughout the summer. More information on the mobile app can be found at http://www.scholastic.com/apps/scholasticreadingtimer.
I invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at http://www.scholastic.com/summer. Your child’s username and password was listed on a letter that should have come home with your child the last week of school. The first time you log in, you will be prompted to change the password. Usernames cannot be changed, unfortunately. If you should happen to lose your username or first-time password, please contact Linda Stallman at (641) 724-3311 or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.
Have a great summer, and happy reading!
Moravia Community School
For articles, tips, and free resources for parents, visit scholastic.com/parents.
For games, book recommendations, videos and free activities for kids, visit scholastic.com/kids
Moravia High School Spring Activities Banquet will be held Monday, May 19th in the high school gym at . This banquet is to honor all Jr. High and High School students that have participated in Band, Chorus, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track and Wrestling. Families attending are asked to bring their own table service and a side dish to share. The Moravia Music Boosters will be hosting and providing the main course for supper. Come enjoy a night of celebrating our students and their accomplishments!
9th grade Orientation will be at in the high school library. All 8th graders and their parents are requested to attend.
The MHS Academic Team will be hosting a Brain Bowl competition on at the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene beginning at . The team is looking for people willing to help for all or part of the day. Some of the helpers needed include question readers, timers, and scorekeepers. Anyone interested should contact Sally Johnson at the school or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your help!
The elementary library will host a used book sale April 21 – April 30. Donations of gently-used books would be appreciated and will be accepted during the sale. Paperbacks will cost 50 cents and hardbacks will cost $1. Proceeds from the book sale will go towards buying new books for the library.