Sag Harbor School News, March 6

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Sag Harbor Elementary School

School counselor Michelle Grant led the school in a game of “Guess that Job” at Morning Program as part of a Career Awareness program. The guest was Melanie Stevenson, chief operating officer of Pencils of Promise (PoP), the non-profit organization whose mission is for every child to have access to quality education. They create schools, programs, and global communities around the common goal of education for all. Ms. Stevenson told the students that when she was a child, her choice of future occupation seemed to change every day, but what never changed was her desire and willingness to volunteer for nonprofits. She said that young people can make a huge difference. PoP was founded by a 25 year old and is mostly staffed by young, talented people. She now feels fortunate to be able to make a living as the COO for a nonprofit that is changing lives. Ms. Stevenson said that her position involves a lot of strategic planning and that it is important to set goals and have a plan to accomplish them. PoP has already built 200 schools and is developing strategies to build 500 more by the end of 2015.

As part of the math curriculum, the four kindergarten classes celebrated the 100th day of school in a variety of ways including bringing in 100 of a particular item to school; counting to 100 by ones, fives and tens.

Upcoming dates:
March 6: Kindergarten orientation for parents.

March 12: Fifth-grade Wax Museum.

March 13 and 14: Parent-teacher conferences; elementary school dismissal at 11:15 a.m.

March 13: third annual Helping Hands Variety Show, 5 p.m. at Bay Street Theatre.

March 14 (Pi Day): Math night, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

March 21: Multicultural Festival, 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pierson gymnasium.

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