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Save physical education and fine arts classes in Natomas

With concerns over childhood obesity and fitness on the rise, why would you want to cut physical education classes? The dance class at NPE is a hit- and something kids say is the best part of the day.

But Tuesday night 2/28 word is the Natomas School Board may vote to cut phys ed and fine arts. What???

There is already no music in many school and we just got library back- make your voice heard!

 

Good news for Natomas Schools

Good news for Natomas Schools

The news from the interim NISD Superintendent is great for kids I think, with  class size from K-2 going down to 24, 30 kids per class starting in third grade and high schools a few more.

That sure beats current sizes that include 32 in some kindergartners and 34 in second grade!

I like to share the good news too-sometimes it seems just the bad about Natomas shares the spotlight!

Share the good news with you at MCrowley@news10.net

 

Thank you amazing Food Ladies

 Thank you amazing Food Ladies

As the sun rises and many of our alarm clocks are just starting to buzz, the food service staff report to campus ready to start the day! The kitchens are busy with multiple meals in process, supply orders in the making and smiling faces to serve. The focus is offering healthy meals, making adjustments to the many special requests, accurate counting and supporting the classroom programs. One example of their dedication is the breakfast program. Breakfast is an important start to the day. Each site has worked hard and participation is up!

In addition to offering meals to students at no charge, staff contributions have provided for new kitchen equipment, cafeteria tables, vehicles, computers, catering supplies and more to come!

Robla School Parent Teacher Club holiday help

Robla School Parent Teacher Club holiday help

Holiday spirit abounds at Robla School where the Parent Teacher Club is reaching out to help those families who are having a diffucult time. Robla PTC is accepting donations for "The Holiday Closet", items like gently used clothing, holiday decorations and of course toys are being accepted at Robla School for distribution on December 8th, 9th and 10th.

As Shannon Mashburn member of the Robla PTC said "Let us all help teach our children the joy of both giving and receiving during this special time of year."

If you would like to donate please contact the school at: Robla Elementary School, 5200 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento, CA (916) 991-1006.

Writing returns to the three R's at Taylor School

Writing returns to the three R's at Taylor School

Teachers have never quibbled about the urgent need to make sure our students can read and write. Unfortunately, writing instruction has often taken a back seat to reading. To rectify this misstep, Taylor Street School is bringing balance back to the literacy equation.

 

Developmental Studies Center’s research-based Being A Writer uses the writing process approach in a workshop setting coupled with direct instruction. Teachers and students thrive in a real writing community where students have opportunities to learn from outstanding mentor texts in a variety of genres. They are able to choose authentic audiences and purposes for writing, and they’re given plenty of chances to work collaboratively.