I'm Ms. Laura Grant,
School Counselor at Spring Ridge Elementary School.
Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 school year!
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A few words about the school year . . .
This year's theme is Learning Across America! Our theme committee has planned assemblies, events and other educational experiences for the children to enjoy. You'll be getting more information throughout the year!
Our Watch D.O.G. Program continues to grow! Watch D.O.G. S. (Dads of Great Students) is a nationally recognized program where men volunteer to spend a day or more at school, working with children one-on-one and in small groups, lending a hand in all specials classes, and enjoying lunches and recesses with the children. The men are usually fathers of students, though we've hosted and welcome grandfathers and uncles, too. Both students and teachers benefit from the presence of these dedicated dads - and the fathers rave about what they themselves learn and how much fun they had here. During our last school year, dads helped on 62 days - that's about a third of our school days! Let's make this year, our fourth year, our best ever! To learn more, contact me or visit the Watch D.O.G.S. links on this site.
Fifth grade teacher Mrs. Kate Schuler are facilitating the new Spring Ridge School Leadership Team (SRSLT)! We started this group last year with a very impressive group of fifth graders who were chosen because their academic effort and overall behavior have consistently reflected Wilson's Seven Character Traits - Caring, Courage, Honesty, Perseverance, Resourcefulness, Respect and Responsibility. These student leaders added to our caring school community by assisting at assemblies, celebrations, parties, and Home School Association fundraisers. They wrote inspiring PSSA messages and appreciation letters to staff, They creating new student welcome bags, posters and more! We are sure that this year's SRSLT members will serve our school proudly and set a fine example for other students to follow!
Guidance Helpers offers a win-win-win for teachers, fourth graders and younger students! Every year, I supervise fourth grade volunteers who help in the younger classrooms. Under additional supervision from classroom teachers, these older students help with reading, math, packing and unpacking backpacks, and anything else they are asked to do! As you can imagine, our younger students receive so much more than academic support. They connect with student role models who show them what it means to be responsible and caring!
"It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential
is invisible to the eye."
The Little Prince
As always, please feel free to contact me any time.
I'm just an e-mail, a phone call, or a trip to school away.