It’s here! “I Read, You Read” is happening at Deep River Elementary in February and March, and we need you to be a part of it! You’ll tutor a child in reading right from your own desk, without ever leaving your home or office. If you have a passion for reading, a computer, and a Skype connection, you can help a child get caught up to grade level in reading. Here’s what you need to know:
We’re looking for enthusiastic people who can read aloud with expression. You’ll be partnered with a third-grade struggling reader at Deep River Elementary. The program dates are February 2-March 27, 2015. You’ll work with your student for 20 minutes once a week. Two time slots are available: 12:30-12:50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tutoring sessions will be conducted online through Skype. You and your student can see each other for the entire session. You’ll read one page aloud, and then your student will read one page aloud. You’ll alternate reading this way for the entire tutoring session.
Background checks will be conducted by Lee County Schools at no cost to volunteers. A short training session will be conducted by Lee County Schools prior to the start of the program. Visit volunteerlee.com to get signed up!
THE RIVER TONES HAVE WON SECOND PLACE AND $2,000!!!
The Deep River "River Tones" Chorus were voted 2nd in the Division I finalists in the MIX 101.5 Christmas Choir Competition! They will receive $2,000 and we are so proud of them!! Thanks for your support! Check out the Lee County Schools Inspired digest featuring the River Tones HERE!
School Bus Safety Reminder Letter Excerpt for Parents from June St. Clair Atkinson, State Superintendent
The most important safety practice is that students MUST understand the need to look both ways before stepping into the road – either from the side of the road into the roadway to board the bus, or from the front of the bus, after exiting, when crossing one or more lanes of traffic. Your support is essential in helping them to learn this simple – yet lifesaving – practice. Students should not step into the road until they look both ways and make sure that traffic is stopped. Students who do not observe this safety requirement will be reported to the principal by the school bus driver. Working together, we CAN make a difference to improve student safety. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep your children safe.
If you linked your Harris Teeter VIC card to Deep River Elementary last year, please be aware that it must be relinked each school year. Our school number is 2349 and they can assist you in doing so at the store, or you may visit this website.
YMCA Childcare for Deep River Students
We are trying to get the YMCA to offer childcare for Deep River. If we have 10 families that are willing to participate and provide a deposit, they will transport our students to the YMCA at B.T. Bullock. If you are interested or have any questions, please call the YMCA at 919-777-9622. Thank you!
Become a FAN of Deep River School on the Volunteer Lee website!
Deep River is now up and running on the Volunteer Lee Website of Lee County. Parents
may visit the website, create a login, and become “a fan” of Deep River
School. You will receive and email every time we post a need for our
school. Volunteers are needed and greatly appreciated! Please visit the Volunteer Lee website!