Each school is awarded points based on the following criteria: percentage of school population involved in green activities, green issues addressed, the quality of the work, the impact activities have on a variety of groups (grade levels, staff, parents, community), and uniqueness.
This year’s Celebrity Reading Day is Friday, March 15. But there aren’t enough readers signed up. Principal Dina Rocheleau is hoping to recruit some more people to come in. Bring a children’s book from home, or they have a bunch that you can choose from. It generally takes about 20 minutes.
Grant Early Childhood Center and Roosevelt Primary School students each took part in Peace Walk activities this past week, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Roosevelt Principal Dina Rocheleau spoke to her students about the importance of reporting concerns like this to an adult, and never handling dangerous objects. She said: “I’m proud of our student for reporting his concerns to the teacher, and I treated him to lunch in the cafeteria to show my appreciation.”
“I love doing this. It’s one of my favorite things I get to do as an elected official. I don’t have any children but I love seeing their bright little minds at work,” Covey said.
Other readers included Superintendent Gary Meier, Rachael Hunter from WYCD radio, Children’s Librarian Joe Miller, Police Chief Timothy Collins and various school administrators and school board members.
In the Spring of 2011, the Ferndale Schools commissioned a survey of families of elementary age children for the purpose of gathering information about current elementary programming and possible future elementary programming.
In order to spread community awareness about Earth Day, the students at Roosevelt Primary decorated paper grocery bags to give to Western Market customers. On Wednesday April 20, Western Market co-owner Steve Selvaggio went to the school to pick up the bags and talk with the youngsters about saving the planet.
Students at Roosevelt Primary School enjoyed guest readers on March 18, 2011 for March-is-Reading Month. Guests included Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins, Chef Jeremy Burean, Director of Technology Melissa Auchter & Coolidge Principal Dr. Kevin Brockberg.