SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE January 2015
News from S.A.N.D. School
SAND School hosts “A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald”
On January 13th SAND School was a day full of fun filled activities throughout the building. Kindergarten students, teachers, and families experienced “A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald”. Ronald McDonald included SAND in his quest to help kids lead happy, active lives with his new show. This new show is all about friendship, cooperation, anti-bullying, and active play. Ronald took his audience on this friendship adventure through music, magic, games, and improvisation. The program was endorsed by kids and parenting expert and author, Dr. Michele Borba, "A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald," is a fun and magical show geared for all age groups.
Hartford Performs presents Poetry Alive with Leslie Johnson
Three second grade classes were able to be a part of “Poetry Alive!” with Leslie Johnson. “Poetry Alive!” is a classroom program that actively involves students in writing original poetry and performing it in the classroom with “poetry theater” techniques. This activity of the Arts is one of the three Hartford Performs activities that SAND second graders will experience this year. The next activities that they will participate in are a visit to the CT Ballet to see the show “Share the Magic” and Wildlife Illustrations in the classroom.
Kids Sports Zone Safety Fair Overview
On January 13th Meg McCabe, Coordinator of Safe Kids Connecticut from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center partnered up with S.A.N.D. School to bring 5th-8th grade students the Safe Kids Sports Zone Safety Fair. The fair is designed to educate students on the importance of preventing severe injuries that occur amongst many youth athletes. The program elements focused on reaching middle school aged athletes, their parents and coaches. The “Sports Safety Zone” Fair featured 5 stations: acute and overuse injury prevention, proper hydration, concussion awareness and response, sportsmanship and emergency response, and CPR training and use of automated external defibrillators.
The following people and organizations all came to S.A.N.D. to help with the Safety Fair:
Deb Shulanksy- Brain Inury Alliance of Connecticut
Laura Hatchman- The Mobile CPR Group
Connecticut Children's Medical Center:
Meg McCabe (Safe Kids Connecticut)
Luis Rivera (Khols Road Safety)
Katie Lederman (Volunteer Intern)