Hello fellow Bobcats! I hope that this latest principal’s message finds you staying dry during this extremely wet February. I know that it is very hard to believe that we are only around 50 days away from KPREP testing. This, like so many other years, has flown by.
I want to take a moment to reiterate the importance of reading in your child’s educational career. If your child is just learning to read, take time during the day to read with them and to them. Kids will follow the example set before them and if they see parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. reading, they will understand the importance of practice for reading. For those students who have been reading for some time, observing people in their lives who read is crucial. If you read the sign in front of the school, it states, “Don’t trade a lap for an app” stating how important it is to make time to read with and to your child. #MenifeeReads20
The Champions program is continuing to grow under the governance of Mrs. Kelly. So many staff members throughout the entire Menifee County School District play a critical role in making this program the success that it is. Collaborating with Mrs. Mary and the 4-H program has allowed many fun and exciting programming possibilities to take place in the Champions program such as cooking and robotics. I have witnessed students learning table etiquette, cooking, and building volcanoes demonstrating that learning can be very entertaining. We are averaging between 50 and 70 students a day! Truly amazing.
I love the idea that it takes a whole village to raise a child. I believe that it takes a whole community to educate a child. Teachers have the important job of teaching new content and having the students apply what they have learned. Parents have the important job of teaching their children to try their best to be better and to show kindness through any adversity. I have found that an important bridge between school and home is volunteers. Botts has been blessed by having so many dedicated volunteers that are determined to make our students successful in all aspects of life.
Botts Elementary School is a place like no other. It begins and ends with the students. Our vision states that our students will achieve academic excellence, aspire to be successful, and realize their value as an individual. This cannot be achieved if not everyone realizes their role in educating our children. I challenge everyone who reads this message to not accept average from our students. They are anything but average; they are exceptional. Go Bobcats!