Dr. Marin had some extended time today to practice her clarinet! Demonstrating for her students that even accomplished musicians must work diligently and practice. You can see how this positive attitude towards work can inspire her students to also practice and work hard!
One of the strengths of our schools is how our parents contribute by volunteering. There are many ways to contribute and all are extremely valuable. Today we had Sean and Chantel Estes come in to Mrs. Henry’s 1st grade class to check out library books to the students. Our libraries are located in the classrooms and our wonderful parent volunteers come in every week to help with this important task. Thank you Sean, Chantel and ALL of our parents that volunteer in our school.
One of the hallmarks and traditions of American Prep is the involvement of our parents. I ran into Master Hong this morning when coming in from carpool. He is looking good in one of our spirit wear hoodies that he got for Christmas and will be offering a Tae Kwon Do class for the next three weeks! All the money from this introductory class goes directly to American Prep Education Foundation and “Friends of APA”. Thank you Master Hong!
In our K-6 Classrooms, students eat lunch in their classrooms. During lunch “chew time” our instructors and parent volunteers read books to the students. I had the opportunity to visit Mrs. Foster’s 2nd grade classroom where Ms. Nield was reading from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. What a great way to eat lunch and what a great book to hear during the class chew time.
Name tags are part of the uniform at American Prep. It was great coming in this week and finding a couple of students being responsible to come to the office to pay for a new name tag and magnetic back. New name tags cost $5 and a magnetic back is $1. The two photos are the before and after shots of these responsible students.
One of the best parts of our school is the amazing staff that work together with all of your students. You can see the joy left in their faces, even at the end of a full day of teaching. From left to right, Mrs. Durling, Ms. Callister, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Dayberry, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Thomas and Ms. Bodtcher.