Everyday 11.5 children are diagnosed with some form of a pediatric brain tumor. This figure equates to approximately 4,200 children each year. In the fall of 2012, a two-year-old little boy named Grayson became part of that statistic. This little boy is a member of the New Garden Elementary School community. The Grayson Saves Foundation was established by his family and friends after learning of Grayson’s diagnosis. The 4th Annual 5K for GRAY and Kids Fun Run, which raises money for the foundation, was held recently and many New Garden Elementary School staff came out to participate.
Kennett High School invites the District’s current elementary and middle school students to We Are Kennett Night on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 pm.
At We Are Kennett Night, students and their families will learn about the many academic, athletic, and club opportunities that are available at Kennett High School. The purpose of this event is to encourage our younger students to begin considering their educational future at Kennett High School. This will be a fun and exciting opportunity for future Kennett High School students to meet the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and coaches, and to also explore the building to learn its physical layout. The event will kick off at 6:30 PM with a presentation regarding the academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs at Kennett High School.
The New Garden Elementary School family celebrated Constitution Day by asking everyone dress in patriotic colors – red, white and blue. Students learned about the Constitution by watching videos, making colonial hats, and listening to stories. Some classes did buddy activities. For these activities, the older students helped their younger buddies read about the Constitution and make crafts.
Fourth grade student Carter Balzarini recently supported the community by visiting and donating to the 6th Annual “Help Our Kids” Radiothon to benefit Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children. Upon his arrival he received a warm welcome by the Phillie Phanatic!
New Garden Elementary School’s Librarian, Mrs. Kristi Pizzini, launched the Reading Olympics program recently to more than 100 fifth grade students who eagerly listened to summaries of the books that will be used for this year’s program. Reading Olympics is a popular event and will be the highlight of the year for many students. The program is limited to 30 students and will begin in mid-October. If chosen, students must commit to become experts of at least five books, as well as arriving a little early to school once a week to meet and discuss their readings. The culminating event is a county wide competition in late Spring.