Parent Connect January 20, 2017

Become a 3-2-1 Read Program Mentor in GCCS

It is National Mentor Month! You can be a mentor in GCCS through Communities in Schools (CIS) 3-2-1 Read Program. The 3-2-1 Read Program is designed to support, and further develop, first grade students who are at-risk of struggling with literacy for their entire lives. Reading mentors are paired with a first grade student through the CIS of Clark County program at 13 elementary school locations throughout the county, including GCCS elementary schools. These students will be supported for a total of three years. If the mentor returns for a second and third year, the student is matched with the same mentor. Mentors are expected to: 1) Pass a criminal background check, 2) Complete the Reading Mentor training (approximately 1.5 hours), 3) Visit their student once a week, for 30-40 minutes, during the school year, 4) Maintain journal entries to track student progress. To get started, email CIS at jmoorman@cisclark.org or call Julie Moorman, CIS Executive Director, at (812) 280-0028

Parkview's Got Talent

Parkview Middle School will host their annual student talent show "Parkview's Got Talent" on Friday, February 17th! If you're interested in purchasing an advertisement in the event program, click here to download the form and submit by Wednesday, February 1st.

Jeffersonville Police Department Offering Free Child Passenger Seat Safety Inspections

The Jeffersonville Police Department is offering free inspections to ensure car seats are properly installed. A Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will check installation free of charge, and additionally, parents who meet certain qualifications may be eligible for a free car seat. Schedule your inspection appointment today by contacting the Jeffersonville Police Department at (812) 280-3204.

Snow Make-Up Day

School will be in session on Presidents Day - Monday, February 20th, as a makeup day for the January 5th snow day. Please mark your calendar!

Charlestown High School Theatre Department Selected for 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Congratulations to the Charlestown High School Theatre Department for being selected to participate in the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. This is a huge honor for the theatre program and one given to very few high school programs in the country.

Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. In 2016 there were 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues, making it the largest ever arts festival in the world.

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