From Angie Roon, our PTC Reading Counts Chairperson: On Friday, March 13th there will be 297 students who have reached their Reading Counts goal for this marking period and will be attending the Reading Counts “Outer Space” Party! Congratulations!
These students will enjoy a special “outer space” presentation by the Grand Rapids Public Museum literacy program called, Read and Connect. This special presentation will include having the museum’s historical interpreter dressed in full costume as astronaut, Sally Ride. Students will even be able to touch a piece of the thermal panel from an actual space shuttle, a tektite and a meteorite. Plus, they will be able to see some personal items of our local astronaut hero, Roger B. Chaffee. Lastly, students will be able to sample food that the astronauts would have when they are in outer space! (NOTE: A copy of the full ingredients on each packet of the astronaut food that will be tested by the students will be available.) A special thank you to the GR Public Museum for providing this program to schools like ours!