Poet Kalli Dakos to Visit Parnall Elementary
Three Parnall kindergarten students placed at the annual Jackson District Library poetry contest. In addition to those students being recognized at Parkside Middle School, visting poet Kalli Dakos will speak to all kindergarten classrooms on Thursday, April 24.
After writing two thousand poems about life in elementary school classrooms and twenty years of research in North American schools, Kalli Dakos believes she has discovered the most dynamic teaching method of all time.
"We spend a fortune on technology, textbooks, and testing," says Dakos, "but none of these have the power of old-fashioned imaginative play to pull children into reading, writing, and other academic subjects." "When we operate from within the spirit of childhood," says Dakos, "we have our greatest power as educators."
Dakos is a reading specialist and the author of the best-selling children’s books If You’re Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand, The Goof Who Invented Homework, and The Bug in Teacher’s Coffee, all Children’s Choice Selections from the International Reading Association.
Click Here to View Video of Kalli Dakos
Poetry Contest Winners: (L to R) Kayleigh Rice, Mrs. Moore, Mason Becker, and Mckenzie McCluskey
Kindergarten Round-Up is coming soon!
This meeting is for parents only. You will be given enrollment papers, information about Kindergarten Round-up, and first opportunity to schedule your Round-up appointment! Please come at the time that works best for you.
Parnall Elementary School
3737 Lansing Avenue Lorri LM McAlpine, Principal
Jackson, MI 49202 email@example.com
Calendar for Parnall School 2013-2014
August 28 Open House (Elementary) 5:30-7:00 p.m.
September 2 Labor Day – No school
September 3 Kindergarten Orientation 9:15 a.m.
½ Day for First and Second Grade
September 13 Early Release
September 23 Picture Day
September 27 Early Release
October 11 Early Release
October 31 Halloween Parties & Parades
November 1 Early Release
November 6 Picture Re-take Day
November 12 Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 14 Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
November 15 Early Release
November 25 ½ Day/PMConferences 1:30-3:45 p.m.
November 26 ½ Day/PM Records Day
November 27 ½ Day/PM No School
November 28-29 Thanksgiving-No School Students & Staff
December 20 ½ Day Students/PM No School
December 23 Winter Break starts
January 6 Return to School
January 17 Early Release
January 20 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 31 Early Release
February 14 Valentine Parties – See Classroom News for times
February 14 Early Release
February 17 No School – President’s Day!
February 27 Conferences 4:30-7:00 p.m.
February 28 Early Release
March is Reading Month!
March 2 Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
March 10 ½ Day/Records Day
March 11 ½ Day/Records & Work Day
March 26 Kindergarten Round Up Parent Meeting
10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
March 28 Half Day – Students & Staff
March 31-April 4 Spring Break
April 7 Return to school
April 15-17 Kindergarten Round Up
April 18 No School
April 22 Earth Day
April 24 Smiles on Wheels Make-Up
April 25 Early Release
May 5-7 Mobile Dentist
May 9 Early Release
May 23 Early Release
May 26 No School-Memorial Day
June 5 ½ Day/PM Work Day
June 6 ½ Day-Last Day!
*There are tentative dates and may be adjusted in order to fulfill required days and hours of instruction. Hearing and Vision screening dates are yet to be determined.
Student Day 8:30 a.m. – 3:42 p.m.
Half Day 8:30 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.
Early Release 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
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