Cecil Sly Elementary


baton14Cecil Sly Elementary will be hosting its 18th Annual Baton Pass-Along fundraiser on Friday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. allowing one hour for each grade level.  All students, grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will be given the opportunity to challenge their fitness endurance while participating in this school fundraiser.  Proceeds will be used to fund PE and recess equipment, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), field trip support, and instruction of the arts.  Last year students raised nearly $5,000 of pledge and clothing money.  This year our goal is $7,500.  If we reach our goal we will celebrate with bounce houses for all students to enjoy on May 16th during specials. (more info and volunteer form)

 Teacher of the MonthGardunia

Pat Gardunia is our Featured Teacher this month. She was selected because she represents all that is so very good about our public education offerings. Pat began her adventure in teaching by studying elementary education at Boise State in Idaho. She has a strong math background but her reading instruction talents are outstanding. Pat currently is a Reading Specialist at Cecil Sly Elementary. She has served in this role for fifteen years and teacher for twenty-one years. Pat’s training never stops. She is trained in the Data Teams processes. Pat seeks the latest in research based practices and communicates regularly with the best and most knowledgeable professionals available. When asked what she loves about her job, Pat responded with, “I love that when I see the kids being able to read because I know that’s what will make them successful in the future.” Pat also added that “…I love getting to know all the kids in the building and watch them year after year.” If Pat could change one thing in the world it would be for all children to be f

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