Sunday, September 25, 2011


I'm so excited to get AR off and running for the 2011-2012 school year!  Our theme this year is iRead.  This is how it's going to work....
If students reach their goal, they will receive 1 ticket in the raffle.  When they double their goal, they will get 2 tickets.  If they TRIPLE their goal, they will get 3 tickets!  There will be a max of 3 tickets per term.
What's in the raffle Mrs. Fellows?  Well.....iPod Shuffles!!!!  There will be an iPod Shuffle raffled off for each grade (2nd - 5th)!
As a bonus, for the students that reach their goal all 3 terms, their name will be entered in a drawing for an iPod Touch!
If you have any questions about AR, please don't hesitate to email me.

Keep Reading!
Mrs. F

Monday, September 19, 2011


Dear Alward Families,

Friday, September 16th we kicked off our Read Aloud Program. This program is
designed to get families involved in their child’s education by reading aloud to
them regardless of their age.
As many of us know, students who come to school armed with a good vocabulary
and a positive attitude toward reading will do better in school, have more
confidence in their abilities to do well in school, AND have a better chance of
being life-long readers. Please join Alward in helping our students do better, be
confident, and achieve success!
Below are links to information on the read aloud program, information
from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease that got us started on our
program, and an opportunity to order The Read Aloud Handbook as well as
books to read aloud to your children. For every dollar spent on books, Alward
Elementary will earn up to .50 cents toward to the purchase of books for our
library and our classroom libraries.
Please read the attachments and then READ ALOUD to your children! We look
forward to working hand-in-hand with you for your child’s success.
Louise Moore, Principal
Alward Elementary

(click the links below to view)
Read Aloud Parent Information
Alward's Book Sale Reminder