Read Aloud to a Child Week October 22-26

Reading aloud is one of the most effective techniques that teachers and parents
can use to positively impact their children’s success in school and in life. Some
of the benefits of reading aloud are increased vocabulary, language,
comprehension, listening skills, creativity, and the imagination.

The theme this year is The American Presidents. This election year presents
an excellent opportunity to read to children and discuss the office of the
President. In an endeavor to promote literacy across the curriculum, we have
encouraged social studies teachers to team with reading/English teachers to
make this reading experience eventful for children.

School Bus Safety Week October 22-26

Governor McDonnell had declared October 22-26, 2012 to be School Bus Safety Week in Virginia.  In Caroline County there are 72 buses that drive roughly 5,500 miles carrying 3.500 students back and forth to school daily.  We would like to recognize these drivers and everyone that works in the Transportation Office and applaud them for their commitment to safety and to the children of Caroline County.

Governor McDonnell’s Proclamation

National School Lunch Week October 15-19

We wish to acknowledge the service provided by the School Nutrition Department for the benefit of the students and staff of Caroline County Public Schools. The program offers  nutritious, low cost meals which help to foster good health and habits in our students.

Research has shown that properly nourished children are better prepared to learn and show greater academic gains throughout the year. As such, the functions performed by the School Nutrition staff are vital to the success of every student.

We recognize October 15-19 as National School Lunch Week in Caroline County and we applaud the School Nutrition team for their contributions to the continued success of our School Division.

Virginia Disability History and Awareness Month

October is Disability History and Awareness Month in Virginia.

Students with disabilities often encounter challenges when joining in school and community activities that students without disabilities do not face.  Increasing public knowledge, awareness and understanding of disabilities will help to ensure full participation of students with disabilities into the life of their schools and communities.  Helping to make others aware of the contributions that people with disabilities have made and are currently making nationally and in Virginia promotes inclusive communities.

For more information please visit the Virginia Self Advocacy website.