The new school year is off to a great start! Our students, current and graduated, are settling into their third week of school. In October 2019, we graduated six students from our preschool program. They were all sad to leave us, but are getting comfortable in their first grade class at the elementary school.
Thanks to the preschool in Joconal, these students are starting first grade prepared to learn the curriculum for first grade. Prior to our preschool, students would enter first grade without knowing their ABC’s, numbers, or how to hold a pencil. That would create a need for remediation, and the first grade teacher would have to cover everything they should have learned in preschool thru Kindergarten along with first grade. This left the students in Joconal years behind. That is not the case anymore. Our graduates are starting first grade with all of the above and much more. We look forward to seeing how their learning improves throughout the years.
Back at our school, the preschool students started the year with parent meetings and brand new school supplies. One student in particular was very excited to join us this year. Aslin was enrolled to start school in January 2019, but was unable to attend school due to a sickness that she was struggling with. She wanted to start school so badly last year. Thankfully, she is doing much better and is ready to join the fun. She is one of our oldest students and will only be with us for a year. She is a determined little girl, so we know that this will be a great year with her.
We love watching these students grow, but could not do it without your support. Thank you for giving these students the opportunity for a better future.
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