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Rhame Avenue School

Principal's Newsletter


October 2019

Thank you to all who attended our Welcome Back Picnic sponsored by our amazing PTA! It was great to celebrate the new school year as a community.

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
- Coretta Scott King

What’s new?
Students participated in many engaging activities in recognition of International Day of Peace, to close out the month of September. The week began with a video on 4 Ocean, a global movement actively removing trash from the ocean and coastlines while inspiring individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Students participated in a Trash Free Snack Challenge, created something useful out of a water bottle, and decorated rocks for our new “Peace Rocks” garden. We are all doing our part to be kind to our environment!

Rhame Reads
Beyond reading and writing, literacy skills include listening, speaking, and communicating. There are many activities that can help literacy development, but storytelling is one of the most complete. Storytelling helps children learn to understand each other's differences. Children can listen to stories about other people and learn to empathize with those who live in different environments. Children can connect their own experiences to the ones they are learning about and then move on to create their own stories. Storytelling encourages children to tell their own stories orally, in writing, and in pictures.
Storytelling improves both memory and the ability to use narrative language, which is necessary for developing literacy. It is also a great way to build family bonds. Share with your children what Saturday or Sunday morning was like when you were their age. What traditions did you and your family uphold? Ask your child to retell your memories in her or his own words.

PTA Corner
To close out the month of October, our PTA will be hosting the Rhame Pumpkin Patch during our lunch periods on October 25th. All students will have a chance to pick a pumpkin. In the evening, PTA will also host the annual Halloween Fest. There will be a haunted house, games, music, and more. Students must be accompanied by an adult to attend, and the cost for admission will be just $3.00. It should be Spooktacular!

Stay connected
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Twitter: @Rhame_Principal and #RhameAvnenueRocks

In partnership,
Dr. Ayesha M. McArthur

Respectful, Responsible, and Ready for Success!