Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 31, 4-28-2017
Cooling the Earth at Roosevelt School
Mother Nature, Carbon, the Earth, and Polar Bears… Oh My! Students at Theodore Roosevelt School were in for a treat as teachers kicked off the 8th annual Cool the Earth special assembly geared to teach children about climate change. “Cool the Earth” is an innovative, nationwide program that motivates kids and their families to take actions to reduce their carbon footprint. Through these actions, learning occurs. Plus, the actions all add up to a large reduction of carbon emissions for the entire community. OB-EN is part of an elite group of 170 elementary and middle schools that have run the program. Cool the Earth has kept more than...
The Principal’s Challenge and the PTA
It is common knowledge that the students who excel have parents who are involved in their education. Oyster Bay-East Norwich is very fortunate to have an active and engaged PTA. The OBEN PTA’s are fantastic resources for parents in the community who want to give their children an enriched education. The PTA supports many fundraising events throughout the year to bring programs and sponsor educational events throughout the District. Most recently, the PTA brought the PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) program to the Roosevelt Elementary School. This season’s PARP program “Catch a Dragon by the Tale”, promoted imagination and...