Clear here for the January 2016 installment of The Principal’s Corner! This month’s topics include:
- Honor Roll & High Honor Roll + Student of the Month
- SEE Update
- January’s Book of the Month (look for it outside of the main office, too)
While you’re switching out summer and fall clothes for winter gear, don’t throw away those too-small sweaters!
Donate your gently used sweaters–look for our sweater collection bin just outside Linden’s main office–and then turn in this form to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE day pass for a family of 4 to the Children’s Museum!
Thank you for your generosity each and every season!
Parents and Families,
Did you know Pittsburgh Linden was one of only 50 PTAs across the country selected to receive Kindle e-readers from National PTA and Amazon?
As part of this exciting program, we are hosting a PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle event during Tuesday’s Curriculum Night. During the event, families will visit stations and participate in fun, interactive activities that highlight and reinforce core skills of literacy—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary—using both physical books and Kindle e-books. Families will also hear from their children’s teachers about school curriculum.
PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a national program that is designed to help children become better readers and foster a love of literature through a set of fun, educational games and activities that engage the whole family. The program empowers schools with resources to host PTA Family Reading Experience events as well as features resources families can use at home to support their children’s learning.
As part of the program, Pittsburgh Linden PTA was awarded a classroom of Kindle e-readers (20) for family engagement and literacy efforts. E-readers are a powerful tool to engage children in reading by making it more interactive and making it possible for children to have a large collection of books in the palms of their hands.
Research shows that engaging children and their families in reading increases the amount of learning children take away from a book. Research also shows that when families read together, children do better in school and beyond. Family engagement and early literacy skills are two critical factors that determine children’s success.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
725 S. Linden Ave.
Pgh, PA 15208
Derek Fuchs, DFuchs1@pghboe.net
PTA® comprises of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.
It’s hard to believe November is already here! We have so many exciting activities happening this month — be sure to visit our calendar to see all of the upcoming Linden events.
You’ll also find a new addition to our PTA website–the Principal’s Corner. Stop over to see November’s Book of the Month. Principal Davis encourages every Linden student, along with his or her family, to read this month’s selection.
Principal Davis also asked us to pass along these reminders:
- Please make sure emergency contact forms are turned into the office (if you need to make any changes to contact info, please send those to the office as well).
- Each student should have received an access code for the eSchool Plus Home Access Center. Click here for directions to access grade information for you child.
Finally, this month’s PTA and PSCC meetings will be held on November 24th. We hope you’ll come out!
The Linden PTA
That is the sound of our October PSCC (Parent School Community Council) and PTA meetings sneaking up on you.
If you are a Linden parent, family member, or neighbor, we hope you will join us tomorrow, October 20, for these informative meetings.
Both meetings will be held in Room 204.
PSCC meeting begins at 6 PM.
PTA meeting begins at 7 PM.
Free childcare and dinner are available in the Art Room during both meetings.
We’re working to make our students’ experience the very best it can be, and your voice makes us stronger. Join the Linden conversation!