The Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play is an annual event designed to encourage children and parents to turn off the television and go outside and play. Research has shown that active play time among elementary age students decreases the occurence of obesity and diabetes. One day a year, local schools compete against one another, documenting 60 minutes of active play time among their students. This year the competition was won by our own Friendship Elementary students with 71% of the student body participating. As a reward for winning this competition, Friendship will be presented with a new XBox Kinect for the school! Congratulations Friendship Falcons on your outstanding participation in this competition!!
The Advanced Scholars Program at Friendship Elementary is gaining attention with a write-up in the local paper. This program is avaliable to qualified 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students with the purpose of providing advanced learning opportunities that promote inquiry, creativity, and problem solving in areas of students' strenths and interests. In these three classes, students are challenged at both an accelerated pace and an appropriate academic level.
Look who came to see us last week…part of the Atlanta Falcons football team! They did a football camp for the 5th grade boys and girls in our gym and stayed for almost 2 hours! All of the kids had a blast! Obviously, we did too! We thank them so much for coming to see us and urge them to come back any time!! Go Falcons!