Members of the Marathon Diveristy Team recently came to read the book I'm Like You and You're Like Me to first grade students at Washington Elementary. Washington wishes to say thanks to Marathon for the continued support of our students for such an important cause.
Students at Washington Elementary School and Lincoln Grade School had the opportunity to see a presentation by author Aaron Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling children's author from the Chicago-land area. Students had a chance to hear Mr. Reynolds read one of the many books he has authored and then students could ask Mr. Reynolds questions about his career and life as an author.
Last school year, our students and staff brought in over 40,000 box tops to raise a grand total of $4029.60. The funds raised with these box tops go directly into each students classroom allowing teachers to buy computer hardware and software, classroom materials and supplies, and a host of other items to ennhance your child's or grandchild's learning experience. I know that it may seem like a trivial thing, but we highly encourage you clip out those Boxtops and send them in. As you can see, it really adds up for each and every teacher and can truly make for a brighter future for all of our students. Thank you for your continued support!
Recently, students at Washington Elementary created a Thanksgiving Tree. Students were given leaves and a chance to write all the things they are most thankful for. As you can see in the picture, our students are truly thankful for so many things, but the thing they were most thankful for was family. It was a theme I saw on leaf after leaf. This time of year can really be stressful with the holidays, visitors, travel, and all the associated expenses. The one thing I hope you will all remember, just like our kids here at Washington have, is that family is most important and spending time with them is the most best gift you can give to them. Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!