Mrs. Kristi Pizzini recently launched the “Reading Around the World” (RATW) Reading Incentive Program. The program encourages students to read for 20 minutes each night and in return they will get prizes. This year’s goal is 1,000,000 minutes of reading outside of the school day. Posters will be placed in the library to track each class’s weekly minutes read. The winning classroom will have a banner to hang outside of its room. Some of the reading prizes include a superhero eraser, bookmark, comic book and a homework pass. There is only one word to describe the faces of the students as they listened to the details of this program…PRICELESS.
New Garden Elementary School’s fifth grade students recently visited the Myrick Conservation Center. Their visit was divided into two parts. For the first half, students were engaged in a variety of problem-solving experiences. These activities were designed to break down barriers, foster teamwork, and identify potential leadership among students. During the second half of their visit, the students took a sensory journey around a pond. During their journey, the students completed a pond study and learned how the inhabitants of the pond live and thrive in their community.
When there is a need, New Garden Elementary School always responds. Recently, teachers, staff, and students came to school dressed as superheros for a worthy cause. 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 Savery became part of that statistic. This little boy is currently a third grader at New Garden Elementary School. The Grayson Saves Foundation was established by his family and friends after learning of Grayson’s diagnosis. Through this fundraiser the New Garden Elementary School community raised $465.74 for the Foundation.