American Education Week being observed

Theme is ‘Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility’

ELKIN — “Helping students achieve is the cornerstone of our work as parents, teachers, and public school employees,” said Human Resources Director Allison Moxley. “We’re proud of our work in the Elkin City Schools, and American Education Week is the time to celebrate this work. American Education Week is November 14-20.

“This week’s theme, ‘Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility,’ is intended to remind people that teaching and learning is a home and classroom team effort,” said Moxley.

“We’ve planned a number of events and activities to emphasize this team effort,” said Moxley. “We especially want parents and other community members to come to the community’s schools. More importantly, we want parents, elected officials and grandmothers/grandfathers to come to their child’s classroom, to see for themselves what we are doing each day to assist each child to reach his/her educational goals.”

Moxley said, “Our principals and our staff will be honored to have you in attendance this week and will encourage parents to become more involved and better informed about their child’s progress.”

“In addition, we’ll work with parents who want to volunteer their time in needed areas of learning.”

The scheduled events include:

• Monday — 3 Musketeer Day

• Tuesday — Parent Day

• Wednesday — Apples for Educators Day

• Thursday — Elected Officials Day

• Friday — Recognition of Substitute Staff Day

This information and more can be found on Elkin City Schools website.

The National Education Associated (NEA), in collaboration with other organizations, established American Education Week in 1921 as a way to draw public attention to the needs of schools. American Education Week is always celebrated the week prior to the week of Thanksgiving.

Theme is ‘Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility’
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