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APW Elementary School Hosts Exploration Night

Exploration Night at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School inspired students and their family members to explore more, discover more and learn more.

Kalmisha Phillips, a second grade student at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School explores a skulls and skeletons station at the school’s recent Exploration Night. Students and their family members worked together to identify some well-known animals at this station and then explored the distinguishing characteristics between herbivores and carnivores. Pictured with Kalmisha is Amanda Medina, APW Rebel Club volunteer.
Kalmisha Phillips, a second grade student at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School explores a skulls and skeletons station at the school’s recent Exploration Night. Students and their family members worked together to identify some well-known animals at this station and then explored the distinguishing characteristics between herbivores and carnivores. Pictured with Kalmisha is Amanda Medina, APW Rebel Club volunteer.

The event was a celebration of literacy and featured several demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities that aimed at making learning and trying new things fun and fascinating.

Guests participated in activities that applied Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion; discovered more about nature and the environment; experienced life in Oswego County as an early settler; practiced Yoga poses; learned how to train dogs; and took an out-of-this-world adventure in a Star Lab.

Exploration Night was organized by the school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association and coordinated with the support of PES staff members and volunteers and served as the kick-off for Parents as Reading Partners.

The Boucher family stops at one of the most popular learning centers at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School Exploration Night – The iPad learning center. iPads, iPods and iPhones bring a new dimension to learning, giving students an opportunity to play educational games that strengthen literacy, math and other essential skills. Pictured are APWES kindergarten student Jacob Boucher (foreground), APWES second grade student Aiden Boucher, and dad, Pete Boucher.
The Boucher family stops at one of the most popular learning centers at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School Exploration Night – The iPad learning center. iPads, iPods and iPhones bring a new dimension to learning, giving students an opportunity to play educational games that strengthen literacy, math and other essential skills. Pictured are APWES kindergarten student Jacob Boucher (foreground), APWES second grade student Aiden Boucher, and dad, Pete Boucher.

Learning to read is the single most important activity in a child’s education.

PARP is a program aimed at letting parents join in the fun of fostering a child’s love of reading and learning.

This year’s PARP program will culminate on May 1 with a school-wide Learning Fair where the students will be showcasing projects that they created about topics that they find interesting.

 

 

 

The Robinson family explores an amazing insect and butterfly station at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School Exploration Night. Pictured clockwise from left are: Kolby Robinson (second grade), Brady Robinson, Austin Robinson (kindergarten), and mom Jackie Robinson.
The Robinson family explores an amazing insect and butterfly station at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School Exploration Night. Pictured clockwise from left are: Kolby Robinson (second grade), Brady Robinson, Austin Robinson (kindergarten), and mom Jackie Robinson.