This month Peoria Public Schools introduces Saturday University, a new learning opportunity for third and sixth grade students to sharpen and strengthen math and reading skills. Beginning October 21 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on 20 Saturday mornings through April 14, Saturday University will be open to 100 students. The program will be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center and bus transportation will be provided. Bradley University students and Caterpillar Inc. volunteers will work with students, as well as certified teachers and teacher aides. The program will include field trip opportunities, prizes and other incentives. Click on this story for the links to register and for the full list of program dates.
FRIENDSHIP BENCH DONATED TO THOMAS JEFFERSON ACACIA WOODLEY PRESENTED A FRIENDSHIP BENCH TO THOMAS JEFFERSON STUDENTS. SHE SHARED HER STORY OF BEING THE VICTIM OF BULLYING. SHE TURNED HER ENEMY INTO A FRIEND AND CREATED THE FRIENDSHIP BENCH. SHE HOPES THAT THE BENCH CAN BE USED AS A WAY FOR STUDENTS WHO MIGHT BE STRUGGLING OR ALONE TO REACH OUT AND FIND A FRIEND.
Thomas Jefferson families had a good attendance at the first Parent University of the year. Families had 5 stations they attended including walking the trail of Wildlife Prairie. Everyone had a great time. Thomas Jefferson staff served the meal. Plan on attending next months Parent University as well.
SIP/SEL DAY AT THOMAS JEFFERSON SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING HIGHLIGHTED THE MORNING OF SIP DAY AT THOMAS JEFFERSON. TEACHERS PLANNED LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES FOCUSED ON VARIOUS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL GOALS FOR STUDENTS. MANY GRADE LEVELS ALSO COLLABORATED TO PRESENT THE EDUCATIONAL EVENTS. THESE INCLUDED LESSONS FEATURING TEAM BUILDING, SHARING, FRIENDSHIP, KINDNESS, TOLERANCE AND INCLUSION.