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Parents Take a Walk in Their Children's Shoes

East Elementary School's speech pathologist, Milly Guemmer, helps a student paint his handprint on the wall for the "High Five for Education" fundraiser, one of the activities during Curriculum Night.

On Thursday the 17th of November, nearly 700 people came out to East Elementary School for the second family night of the school year. More than 600 of the attendees at Curriculum Night were students and their family members. Eager to show their parents what and how they learn each day, the students had their families “take a walk in their shoes”, which was the theme of the event. Families visited the classrooms for reading and math activities, attended story time sessions in the Media Center and even went to the gymnasium for jump rope and hula hoop play. The evening was topped off with a delicious dinner catered by Sagebrush and served in the cafeteria.

School principal Karen Anderson was pleased with the outcome of the event. “The event ran very smoothly and it was clear that everyone had an enjoyable time. Bridges between home and school were constructed and relationships were built”, stated Anderson. She attributes the tremendous amount of family participation that evening to the contagious excitement generated by her staff and credited them for their hard work and dedication. She said “Everyone willingly gave the extra time and effort to make a real difference in the lives of this community.”

Written by: Lisa Bush, Library Media Coordinator
Posted: Nov 28, 2011 by Lisa Bush

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