I just wanted to share some of the fun events that have been happening at Durham. Last week our students in grades 2-5 participated in a Junior Achievement Day. Junior Achievement helps young people connect what they are learning with real-life experiences and recognize the importance of staying in school. JA also inspires students to develop competitive skills and confidence. Representatives from Ernst and Young spent the day with our students and they had a memorable experience.
This week, our students participated in two Black History Month assemblies. Our students in grades 2-5 took part in a presentation by Pilot Xavier Samuels, who encouraged them to set goals beyond the sky. All students also had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on session of The Children’s Griot which was a musical time travel adventure. Be sure to ask your children about their daily experiences.
You can watch a small segment of today's performance.
I also want to thank all of our parents who have taken time this week to participate in the National PTA event Bring Your Family to School Week. Please know that the experiences shared with our students are simply priceless. Today, Elizabeth Humbert and Nora Nester shared their Polish heritage. Please take a look at what they shared.
Tomorrow, I am truly hoping for a huge turn-out for the STAAR testing meeting. If you are a parent of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grader, please attend. It is important that you understand how your child will be tested, and what you can do to support.
Lastly, Friday is a big day for many reasons: Jump Rope for Heart permission slips are due, it is the final day to prepay for the Spaghetti Dinner, and of course, it’s Go Texan Day!