Last week was quite a week for students despite it being a short one. Our Twitter feed exploded with tons of book character costumes! I found myself very confused after wearing a Piglet costume on Wednesday and a Unicorn and Mac and Cheese costume on Friday. There’s a picture of each for your viewing pleasure online. Piglet was to fit into the office theme of Winnie the Pooh. The unicorn costume was because the kids raised a bunch of money at the book fair to support struggling libraries across the nation. And the Mac and Cheese was to support the Christmas Mother.
Kavis Winston is the Christmas Mother this year and came to read to us on Friday. She was selected to represent a wonderful organization that raises funds and goods to help needy families through the holiday. They have asked for Randolph students to bring mac and cheese to support the Goochland community. You can send them in until November 16th. Another event that happened this past Friday was the Wonder book handout. The Goochland Rotary gave every fourth-grade student a hardback copy of the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio. Their mission and the Randolph Compass Values have a great tie to the book, which we plan to read in fourth grade over the next month.
Looking at the calendar for next week: On Monday 4th grade spends all day outside with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This ties into their Journey Project. Recycling Club meets after school on Tuesday. Garden and Orff Clubs meet Wednesday after school. On Friday we’ll have a wonderful Veteran’s Day assembly at 2:15 pm.
The Digital Family Night has taken on more shape for Thursday, November 15th. Although it will target 3rd through 5th-grade families, all are welcome to attend, especially if you want to know what’s coming for your young ones. I will talk about the Goochland 1:1 iPad initiative and what it is like to parent in the digital age. Others will talk about Schoology and internet safety. We’ll close with an open session where 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade teachers will be available to answer specific questions. We want parents to bring the student iPads and be the ones to take the driver’s seat!