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Focus on JK

September 06, 2016
By Dave Intlekofer

We’ve had a great start to the year as we celebrate our theme of SPEAK LIFE. One teacher who exemplifies encouragement and speaking life to her students is Mrs. Van Ewyk.

As seen at her back to school night presentation, Mrs. Van Ewyk focuses on celebrating the gifts of every student. She spoke with each parent about the strengths they see in their children. Last week, she also had the students draw a self-portrait (be sure to see them in her classroom window) and talked about what makes each of them unique and special.

Junior Kindergarten is a great transition to our “big school.” The class helps students hone the academic, social, and emotional skills needed to be successful in their academic career. This year, we are excited to have more “preschool alumni” in our JK than we ever have before! We are also thrilled to have Mrs. Subity as a full-time aide in our JK class. Mrs. Van Ewyk and Mrs. Subity lead their class with joy, enthusiasm, and kindness.

One parent who attended Mrs. Van Ewyk’s back to school presentation emailed me to “tell on” Mrs. V, saying, “Parent night for JK was OUTSTANDING. I appreciate Suzie’s demeanor, smile, and joy.”

Have you spoken life to your child’s teacher yet?