Dos Rios Elementary School is a candidate school* for the Primary Years Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Dos Rios Elementary School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
With the end of the school year quickly upon us, we know that you are making plans for your child’s summer vacation activities. Like most parents, you are aware that while the summer months are a welcome opportunity for fun and relaxation, the break from school activities often causes students to experience a lag in learning upon returning to school in the fall.
In an effort to lessen this effect, Dos Rios is endorsing the High Plains Library District’s Summer Reading Adventure, which can be found here: http://www.mylibrary.us/events/hot-topics/my-summer-adventure. This program aims to help reduce the usual summer reading learning loss by providing incentives for students to read over the summer. The guidelines for the program are simple.
There are two ways to sign up starting May 31:
1. Stop by your HPLD branch library or Outreach location to register and get a reading log.
2. Register online and print out your reading log at home.
1. Get a Super Buck good for $1 off your library fines just for signing up!
2. Complete your reading time and activities in each section and record them on your reading log.
3. Bring your reading log to the library after you finish a section or when you are done with everything and pick up your prizes.
4. This year you get a prize, like a book or superhero themed gift or gadget, for every level you complete.
But that’s not all! There are also plenty of phenomenal programs you can attend to repel your archnemesis, Mr. Boredom. Attend a superhero training camp, make your own movie, decorate super cakes and cookies, play sports with soccer heroes, meet brave dogs, draw with a DC comic artist, and more! Your libraries have events going on almost daily throughout the High Plains Library District. Go to their for more info.
We hope that you will encourage your child to read over the summer months. Please remind your child that reading is important and fun, too. Additionally, we are offering a targeted summer school program in early June. And we are also joining forces with local groups who provide camps (i.e., www.campinvention.org) and other summer activities (i.e., www.code.org) to ensure that they receive lots of support this summer as they work to stimulate their brains and achieve their reading goals. We hope that you will join us in this important effort and assist your child in their Summer Reading Adventure.
Dos Rios 5th Grade teacher Eva Serrano was honored at the 2015 K-12 Education Celebration on Monday, May 4, which was hosted by The Greeley Chamber of Commerce and The Success Foundation. The annual celebration was held at State Farm at Promontory, and featured many awards and musical entertainment provided by the Brentwood Middle School jazz band. Congratulations, Mrs. Serrano!