Quaker Valley School principals know the toll the pandemic challenges are taking on families, students, teachers, and staff members. So, they coordinated some districtwide activities during March, April, and May to bring some joy into our lives during these trying times. The elementary schools will host activities in March, the high school during April, and the middle school will emphasize gratitude during May. Our hope is that these activities and events will help bring hope, positivity, and laughter to everyone at QVSD.
On Tuesday, March 2nd, we will celebrate Read Across America Day. Did you know that the NEA (National Education Association) started Read Across America Day in 1998? A study conducted by the University of Sussex found that it only took only six minutes for readers to ease tensions once they began reading. The best news? It doesn’t matter what kind of book we read, as long as we’re engrossed in the content. To celebrate Read Across America Day, we are encouraging EVERYONE in the Quaker Valley School District Community to read together from 10:10-10:25 a.m.
On Wednesday, March 31st, we will celebrate National Crayon Day. Did you know that blue is the most popular Crayola Crayon color? Did you know that there are 13 million Crayola Crayons produced each day? Did you know that coloring can reduce stress and have a calming effect on your body? On Wednesday, March 31st (asynchronous learning day), we encourage EVERYONE in the Quaker Valley School District Community to practice some colorful self-care! Grab your crayons and a coloring book or paper and make a picture for your refrigerator! Click here to download a free QV coloring page.
We’ll share additional activities for the months of April and May in the future. We look forward to sharing some joy with you through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year!