School News & Announcements
César Chávez School
Chavez students hit the slopes of Mt. Hood
SOS Outreach is a youth development nonprofit that fosters self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making in local youth. SOS programs are unique in their use of adventure sports to engage participants for future success.
For the second year, Chávez Middle School will be participating in the SOS (Snowboard Outreach Society) program this winter. This program includes five snowboarding sessions on Mt. Hood and emphasizes the five values of SOS; courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. The students at Chávez will be going up to Mt. Hood Meadows for their lessons which begin on February 22. In order to raise the funds to send the 18 students, we are putting on a series of fundraisers. Keep an eye out for upcoming fundraiser events. Please join us and help send OUR kids on an experience they will never forget! Anyone interested in donating can simply make checks of any amount out to SOS Outreach and drop it off at the Chávez Main office!
Thanks again. ¡Viva los CYLCLONES!
Campfire is back for our middle school students! This program focuses on academic support, life skills and incentive trips. Our leader is Will Reese and is ready to support our students. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Message from the Principal
School-wide Reading Initiative
Reading is important to success in school. Parents can and should play a role in helping their children to become interested in reading and in encouraging their growth in reading skills. At the same time, parents and teachers need to work together. Last year 39% of our overall student population met or exceeded the State reading benchmark. Many teachers are now sending home practical ideas for parents to use with their preschoolers. As a result, young children are developing some of the skills at home that will later help them in school.
Current research in reading reveals three important considerations for parents AND teachers:
- Children who read, and read widely, become better readers
- Reading and writing are complementary skills
- Parents are important to children both as role models and as supporters of their efforts
There is no guarantee that if you and your child start reading and talking about books, either one of you will be able to express yourselves that eloquently, but I can guarantee an increase in vocabulary, critical thinking ,and the art of conversation and discussion. You may even get some insight into your child's view of the world and his/her values.
Recommended Reading Daily: (by grade level)
- K-2nd 20 minutes
- 3rd-5th 25 minutes
- 6th-8th 30 minutes