N.O.V.A stand for: Nurturing, opportunities, values, and accountability. It’s a program that teaches life skills to sixth graders. Lt. Wright has kindly came in every Friday to teach us about drugs, S.T.S which stand so study the situation, and more. N.O.V.A helps us because we can use these life skills in the real world to help us prepare for everything that life throws out at us. One of the examples he taught us in was in the boiled frog analogy. If a frog got put into a pot of hot water and started to boil the frog would try and get out, but it can’t, it’s too late. This relates to to drugs, if we start using them we won’t be able to get out. At the graduation they brought in dogs that help police officers. There was a dog who would bite bad guys and hold him there until the police arrived. N.O.V.A was amazing and will help us in the long run.
Our Penny War has begun! This year we are working toward updating sound systems in classrooms that need them. Why do classrooms need sound systems? Until children are about 13 years old, the brain structures needed to help them effectively listen in less-than-ideal conditions aren't fully developed — with some aspects not maturing until the end of high school.
But there's more. Unlike adults, young students have immature language skills and lack the vocabulary needed to expertly fill in the blanks when they miss a new word or word ending. Children are surprisingly poor at using context to reconstruct what their ears have missed — a task that adults perform easily and unconsciously. Having a working sound system benefits children in the classroom.
Please help support our fundraising efforts by sending in your pennies, nickels, dimes...we take them all!
The third grade classes were quite surprised this last week when a special guest came in and introduced them to his slithering, scaly, and very old friends. Clint, from Clint’s Reptiles taught the third graders all about living and non-living animals. Fortunately for the third graders they were all living! They had the chance to learn about what makes a reptile a snake and what makes a reptile a lizard. Believe it or not, some snakes do have legs! They were able to interact and touch some of the reptiles, which was really fun. Most of the third graders left school that day certain that they could convince their parents to buy them a pet snake. Oops!
Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grade went head to head in Park Views very own spelling bee. The competition was intense to watch, all of the participants were outstanding spellers! Ultimately, there could only be one victor and that crown was given to the one and only Kaleb Smith! Congratulations to all of the contestants that participated.
Our three finalist were:
1st: Kaleb Smith
2nd: Sadie Barben
3rd: Elle McClellan
Park View students and faculty had a fantastic reading week! The week started off with students switching classes, having the chance to hear stories read by different teachers and faculty. The stories that were read all shared the same theme of “Beeing Brave!” Some of the books included were: The Empty Pot, Henry’s Freedom Box, Max the Brave, Catalina Madeline Hoopensteiner Wallen, George in the Dark, and The Dark. Ask your child what their favorite was!
The week continued with several fun activities; classes had the opportunity to win books and stuffed reading buddies, students could win five dollar gift cards to the book fair and on Wednesday everyone dressed up as their favorite book character. The highlight of the week was at the reading assembly, teachers were randomly put into groups and were instructed to create a skit that followed along with popular fairy tails. Boy, was that a treat! Overall, everyone at Park View Elementary gained a greater appreciation for reading and the adventures that await within the pages of a good book.
Earlier this month our very own Shae Walker was awarded the classified employee of the year award! Mrs. Walker is our computer teacher. Everyone at Park View, teachers and students absolutely love her. She truly is an employee who goes above and beyond her job description. She has been with our school for over 25 years and really is one of a kind! Shae we love you so much and wish you well. Congratulations from all the Park View Bee's!
Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on March 14 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please bring your child with you to registration, as well as your child's birth certificate, immunization records, and your proof of residency. Please contact our school office if you have any questions.