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New Salem Elementary holds curriculum carnival

New Salem Elementary School held a Curriculum Carnival on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, that involved the entire community. 

Approximately 175 students and parents attended this exciting event which featured hands-on workshops in the areas of reading, writing, math and science. 

The evening began with a hot dog supper hosted by the New Salem PTO.  A face painting station and clown added to the festive nature of the evening. Kristina Hill, an art teacher at New Salem Elementary, used her talents to do face paintings, while Dawn Moretz, a teacher at Benton Heights Elementary, used her talents to bring a colorful clown to the carnival.

Designed to assist parents in better understanding how to help their child learn at home, New Salem teachers provided 25 minute mini-workshops where parent and child worked together to solve math problems using manipulatives, write small moment stories, and gain experience in writing effective reading response journals. 

Reflecting on the event, Principal Neil Hawkins said, “I am so excited about the support that our parents show for the school and their students. Our theme this year is TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More. This event is a great example of our theme with parents, teachers, and students working together to fulfill our mission of preparing all students to achieve their highest potential in academic excellence and citizenship.”

Written by: Neil Hawkins, Principal New Salem Elementary
Posted: Oct 22, 2008 by Deb Bledsoe, UCPS Communications Coordinator

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