Dear MET Parents,
The school has been filled with an exciting buzz around reading as students have been read-read-reading, adding minutes to their logs for Bookamania’s Read-a-thon! I have been adding minutes to my log as well, reading from my favorite children books like “Unique Monique”, a fun story about embracing differences and letting your individuality shine, to “Uncommon Learning; Creating Schools That Work for Kids”, an interesting book that takes a look at EdTech trends in schools like online and blended learning, maker spaces, badge programs and creating new and enriching learning environments through technology to enhance students’ learning experience, engaging them with their education.
Our hallways this week have been a buzz with parent guest readers, boxes of books, and wonderful teams of class representatives working to help get the book fair and Bookmania activities ready for next week. We would like to recognize and thank all the parents who have been able to share their time in classrooms and at school this week, and give special thanks to the Parent Council, Ms. Ximena Cambefort, Ms. Patricia Tello, and Ms. Maria Elena Jimenez, for their organization and dedication with teams to prepare the book fair.
Students and teachers have had lots of fun taking on the challenge to increase the amount of reading time this year, and they will continue logging even more minutes through the weekend. We are grateful for the incredible support the Parent Council and Class Representatives have given in setting up guest readers for each class, every day of the week. We had parents in costume, parents reading in different languages, parents telling stories through origami, and lots more. Sharing your talents and treasures with us has been truly inspirational. Next week we will continue welcoming parent readers to classrooms.
The 8th Grade LSU Exchange group has had a wonderful experience in Louisiana over the past ten days, including a tour of New Orleans, watching a true American rodeo, and visiting the governor’s mansion. They return to Panama on Monday.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended my Principal’s Coffees on Wednesday. Mr. Carter and Mr. Hayes, our Curriculum Coordinators, and I enjoyed them very much. We look forward to offering more of these presentations and opportunities to share ideas. We will email to all parents the materials that were given and shown on Wednesday, as well as the overall minutes of the meetings.