At this month's PTA Meeting, Kate Romano, science coach, educated parents on Westport’s elementary science program and the Next Generation Science Standards.
Kings Highway School found another way to make a difference. Staff and students dressed in red on Friday, February 2nd to bring awareness to the importance of heart health. Staff had the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked by Nurse Zimmerman. Parents attended an informative session on heart health in children and how to use an AED led by Mike Papale from In A Heartbeat Foundation. Together we also raised over $200 for this cause.
Kindergarten students at KHS had the opportunity to see how what they are learning in science class related to the real world! On a bowling field trip, they thought about how different strength pushes and pulls affect different objects. They also tested the effects of collisions. Finally, students saw how ramps affect moving objects. Best of all Mabel, their mascot, attended the trip as she has been attending science lessons.
Kings Highway School continues to work on making a difference. Families gathered before school to make bagged lunches for the Gillespie Center. Students and their parents made turkey and cheese sandwiches and packed these, along with an apple and a granola bar, in a bag they decorated. A kind note was added in as an extra surprise!
After learning about the Mood Meter, parents, and their children discussed how their family wants to feel at home and what they will do to feel this way. They turned these ideas into Family Charters to guide them.
Playing games was the perfect way to end the week for KHS kindergarteners. Students played "Roll and Write" to practice spelling their new snapwords. They rolled the die and spelled the corresponding word "racing" to the bottom of the page. It was fun and learning combined!