Dayton Independents Schools has hired Debbie Moore as the new Early Childhood Community Connector. What is that, you might ask? One of her jobs is to connect families in Dayton with available quality early childhood education. There are many opportunities available.
Since 90% of the brain is developed by age 3, it is important for children to have quality early childhood education. Home based services are available at no cost for children birth to 5. The school offers many choices for children who are ages 3-5: Preschool for all children who are 4 by August 1 and for qualifying 3-year-olds, Head Start for 3 and 4-year-old who qualify, and a blended 3 and 4-year-old preschool with Children Inc. that is a full day program (sliding scale fee, accepts CCAP).
Did you know? According to our most recent Kindergarten Readiness numbers, students who attended preschool are 3 times more likely to be ready? Preschool Registration for the 2017-18 school is April 19, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lincoln. If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Debbie Moore at 392-7015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to recognize Michelle Litzler as the February Employee of the Month! Ms. Litzler exudes enthusiasm and extra effort in all that she does at Lincoln Elementary school for both the students and the staff. She is always one of the first staff members to volunteer to help organize and orchestrate exciting, new opportunities for our students and their families.
Ms. Litzler goes out of her way to put others first through her acts of kindness, attention to detail, and her ALWAYS giving nature. Ms. Litzler has been a strong member of our LES staff for the past eight years, and is always willing to give of her time and talents to ensure that the students and staff feel her support. This year she sits on the LES SBDM Council, and she is also the Secretary for the PTC. We sincerely appreciate Ms. Litzler’s willingness to help make LES the best place for EVERYONE!
To quote one nomination, “Michelle is an awesome teacher. She truly cares for the kids. She goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is a member of the PTC, SBDM, and other various after school activities. She is thoughtful and caring. She is always a smiling face to meet in the hallway. She truly has the students and staffs best interest at heart. I love working with her!”
Another nomination stated, “Michelle's classroom is always so engaging and fun. She is very thoughtful and always thinks of her colleagues. She is always willing to help and share her great ideas. The kids love her and her classroom environment is very welcoming and warm. She is always an advocate for her students. She wants to provide her students with every opportunity to succeed.”
Congratulations Michelle and thank you for all that you do!
Submitted by: Jay Brewer, Superintendent