Letter From the Principal

Dear Parents,

I know that I often talk about the importance of reading. Just this past week I saw two reminders of just how vital reading can be for early literacy development and reading growth. The information said, “If you read just 15 minutes a day, in one year you will have read over 1,000,000 words!” That was just astounding to me that such a short amount of time could equal such a huge exposure to vocabulary! Imagine, if all our students would read for just 15 minutes a day at home! Our teachers are constantly working hard to make sure that the school day is steeped in literacy development and instruction. We would love to see all our students develop a love for reading and just read automatically at home! The other profound statement I saw was, “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.” Both of these statements made me pause and think about the enormity of the positive benefits of reading! Please help us encourage our students to read!

In the wake of the flu virus still being passed around, our maintenance department came to Pisgah to assist our custodians with some deep cleaning. Our custodial staff is also cleaning high traffic areas on a daily basis-door handles, water fountains, etc. We are also encouraging our students to regularly wash their hands. If your child is running a temperature, please keep them home for 24 hours until they are fever free without fever reducing medication. Hopefully, the flu will be waning soon with spring just around the corner.

I know that I have said this next statement multiple times as well, but Pisgah is just a wonderful school! I look forward to everyday and love my job! Thank you for your support and know that my door is always open!

Sincerely,
Jeanann Yates
Principal

jeanann.yates@bcsemail.org