by Mark Vialpando
GARDNER — They’re busy, as usual, at Gardner School. Principal Pam Levie was anxious to thank a couple of organizations for their interest and contributions to the school this past week. “We received a grant from the Colorado State Library through the State Grants to Libraries Act,” explained Levie. The purpose of the grant is to allow schools that may not otherwise be able to afford it, the opportunity to purchase resources to improve early literacy and learning. Along those same lines, the Castle Rock Rotary Club visited the school earlier this week and delivered a donation of dictionaries for the entire 3rd grade and the new 4th grade students. This generous act has become an annual occurrence and is very much appreciated.
“Math/Literacy Night” was a huge success last week. Students, parents, guardians, family members and teachers alike all enjoyed a fun evening of playing educational games that can be played at home too. Everyone had a good time realizing that learning can be fun.
It’s not too late to join in on Gardner School’s “One Room Schoolhouse” being held today at the school. There are seven one room schoolhouses arranged with a combination of students from Kindergarten to Eighth grade. Each schoolhouse is teaching lessons in all subjects that relate to this year’s theme of “Thanksgivings Around the World.” Along with the lessons, there is a traditional food from the different countries being prepared.
Happy holiday everyone, and remember to read