How did June sneak up on us so quickly? Congratulations to the winning classrooms of the WEST food drive. Overall, 3,600 items were collected! Mrs. Byrne's class collected the most items out of all the Kindergarten classes - they collected 92 items (Mrs. Merritt's class was the runner-up collecting 75 food items.) Ms. Balla's class class collected the most items out of all the First grade classes - they collected 214 items (Mrs. Vercillo's class was the runner-up collecting 161 items.) Mrs. Byrne's students and Ms. Balla's students will be receiving popsicles from WEST. Great job everyone!
Speaking of Mrs. Byrne's class - they have been having a very special visitor - Rosie the Therapy Dog - from Paws of CNY. Rosie comes in every Wednesday and the students get a chance to read to her. A systematic review of the literature found that the evidence suggests that reading to a dog may have a beneficial effect on a number of behavioral processes which contribute to a positive effect on the environment in which reading is practiced, leading to improved reading performance.
Please check out our monthly calendar to see all the activities and events for the month. We have our final monthly program which will be our First Grade Farewell on June 7th. Empower Federal Credit Union will be bringing their ice cream truck to Walaberta Park to treat everyone to ice cream. First Grade will be visiting Cherry Road on June 12 and we will have our Flag Day celebration on June 14. For the ending days of the school year, we have our annual field days on June 19 (pray for no rain!). Then our Site-Base Team planned some exciting activities such as having the WILD from Chittenango visit us with several live zoo animals on June 20 and then the students will be involved in some special activities such as Zumba, Yoga, Safety Classes, and Music Time for our last full day on June 24. June 25 and June 26 are half days. Also - our June Fun Calendar was sent home with each student - starting on June 10th - there will be a theme day each day.