During the month of April, Parkway School was hopping with many events and partnerships. In addition to our after school Environmental Club, our school-wide Title 1 STEM efforts included a first annual Coding Night. Over forty students and their families participated in hands on activities that introduced student to early coding activities. Students enjoyed creating binary bracelets and using Bebots in order to increase their technology skills.
“Literacy Alive”; a reading based event co-sponsored with Kappa Delta from The College of New Jersey, spent a morning with 1st and 2nd grade students and worked with them at stations where the overall theme was learning about the environment. Every student left the event with a gently used book donated by the membership of Kappa Delta and Parkway School’s Book Exchange Program.
Rashad Davis, author of “Carefree Like Me” and “Sunne’s Gift” visited PES and conducted workshops with the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on the process of creating, writing and publishing a book.
Rider University Women’s Soccer team visited 4th grade students and were able to ask the players questions about being a college athlete and participated in mini soccer drills.
Parkway ended the month with a “I Like to Move It, Move It” challenge. Students participated in a 30-minute cardio and wellness challenge and earned pledges to help fund the improvement projects of the courtyard/outdoor classroom.