SCHOOL REES Students Review Children’s Books for Roswell Library
In an effort to promote literacy in the community, students in Ms. Ratonyi’s fifthgrade language arts classes at River Eves Elementary School REES student reviewers Chase Lee and (REES) are writing book Maggie Wall feature the books they are reviewing. reviews on recently read materials — sharing their thoughts on what they liked, how it made them feel, and whether they would recommend the books to other students. Every REES students Vivian Canella and Amanda month, the reviews Jean work diligently on their book reviews for are posted in the the Roswell Library. children’s section at the Roswell Library for other children to read. Students are expected to briefly summarize the book (without giving the ending away) and share why they would or would not recommend the book. Initiated by REES Principal Neil Pinnock, the program also supports parent literacy in the community. River Eves has hosted two parent field trips to the library for limited English-speaking parents to showcase the available resources and register the families for library cards. The program will continue through the end of the school year.
Roswell’s Ginger Bartlett-Plett Selected to Who’s Who
Ginger Bartlett-Plett, a graduate student in the master of arts in early childhood education program, from Roswell, was among 44 Reinhardt University students named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2013. Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
honors those undergraduate and graduate students who have made significant contributions to their campus in the areas of scholarship, leadership and campus involvement. Selections to Who’s Who Among Students are made by individual schools through nominating upperclassmen students eligible for the program. Only upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) students matriculating in a four-year undergraduate curriculum with a 3.5 GPA are eligible for nomination to Who’s Who Among Students.
Education Foundation Raises More Than $40,000 for Local School
The Roswell North Elementary Education Foundation and its supporters raised more than $40,000 during its 2012-2013 campaign, which saw the Foundation’s highest participation rate with 290 Roswell North families contributing. With the funds, the Foundation was able to purchase 77 Apple iPads — one for every classroom at Roswell North Elementary School. Teachers plan to incorporate the iPads into their activities in a variety of ways — from classroom management and student assessment to hands-on learning and interactive instruction. The Foundation, created in 2009 and led by a board of trustees that includes parents, community leaders and school representatives, funds math, science and technology initiatives at the school. In addition to conducting an annual campaign each fall, the Foundation hosts the Spring Soiree, a silent and live auction fundraiser that will take place this year on April 20 at Roswell Historic Cottage.
Hillside Elementary ‘Souper Bowl’ Benefits NFCC
The students at Roswell’s Hillside Elementary School correctly forecast the winner of Super Bowl XLVII as part of the school’s recent “Souper Bowl” canned food drive. More than 1,500 cans of food were collected during the week-long canned drive, in which students had the opportunity to use each can of food donated as a vote for their favorite team in the Super Bowl. The Baltimore Ravens won the Hillside Elementary poll by a landslide. All of the canned food collected during the “Souper Bowl” was donated to North Fulton Community Charities to fill the organization’s need for canned soups at this time of year. In addition, the students had the hands-on experience of helping to make a dry soup mix that was also donated to the charity. www.footprintspublishing.com 57