Naomi Strada, (Condensed by Tom Scatchard)
First and third graders joined together to color bookmarks, spreading joy by hiding them in Charlotte Central School library books.
Fourth graders sent personalized letters to helpers around the school to thank them for their care.
Steve Flint’s sixth grade advisory spent time with Sarah Cota’s kindergarten class, joining hands and laughing their way through games at the gym.
Members of the Omega seventh and eighth grade team have been reading to kindergarten and first graders during their lunch period.
The Omega team also delivered random notes of kindness to different staff members for Random Acts of Kindness Day on Friday, Feb. 17.
The PTO potluck lunch was a delicious smorgasbord in the staff room filled with soups, salads, breads and sweets. Thanks to all of the families who contributed with food prep, set-up and clean-up. It was a lovely pause in the day to appreciate good food and colleagues.
The 2023 Penguin Plunge was canceled due to sub-zero temperatures. As a result, the 12 Charlotte Central School students who volunteered to plunge have been brainstorming for a way to honor their commitment to the Special Olympics. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the brave students made their way to Charlotte Beach to take the plunge. The Penguin Plungers raised $4,000.
Black History Month
This week, diversity, equity, inclusion coach Ainaka Luna held 30-minute workshops for small groups of seventh and eighth grade students about the impact of hateful language on people of color. The small groups read an article and listened to the song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong.
School board candidate?
The Champlain Valley School District is seeking a Charlotte resident to serve on its board for a three-year term beginning in March. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Charlotte town clerk’s office at 802-425-3071 to learn how to run as a write-in candidate on the Australian ballot on March 7.
Baseball coaches needed
Charlotte Central School baseball is searching for a head coach and an assistant coach for the spring season April 10 through the end of May. If you are interested and want to know more about these positions, please email Charlotte Central School athletic director Nicky Elderton.