83.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, May 19, 2022
HomeNewsArchives'Week of the Young Child' Is Celebrated

'Week of the Young Child' Is Celebrated

April 3, 2006 – The St. Thomas-St. John School District will observe the "Week of the Young Child" from April 2 through April 8, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the V.I. Department of Human Services. The annual observance focuses attention on the specific needs of the territory's young children and their families and supports the early childhood programs and services that meet their needs, according to a press release from the Department of Education.
Parents or guardians of young children in their homes are asked to make an extra effort to participate in activities with youngsters. "One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is time," said Education Commissioner Noreen Michael.
Parents and families can become involved by joining their child during the weeklong celebration at their early childcare center or school. Thousands of children and adults throughout the territory will celebrate daily with a variety of activities such as open houses assemblies, programs in-school parades, family reading days, cultural games and song, flag and banner displays, art exhibits, field trips class exchanges and much more while wearing their "Week of the Young Child" t-shirt. Congratulations to Kavita Williams, a second grade student at the Joseph Sibilly Elementary School, for her submission of the winning design for this year's t-shirt.
There will be a District Primary Spelling Bee at 9 a.m., on Friday, April 7, at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Auditorium. Second and third graders from public, private and parochial schools will compete for the district championship.
There will also be a "Read on the Green," from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 8, at the UVI Golf Course to celebrate the "Week of the Young Child" and National Library Week.
For more information, interested persons are asked to contact individual schools regarding planned activities for the week or Mrs. Phillips at 775-2250, ext. 225.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,720FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more
April 3, 2006 - The St. Thomas-St. John School District will observe the "Week of the Young Child" from April 2 through April 8, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the V.I. Department of Human Services. The annual observance focuses attention on the specific needs of the territory's young children and their families and supports the early childhood programs and services that meet their needs, according to a press release from the Department of Education.
Parents or guardians of young children in their homes are asked to make an extra effort to participate in activities with youngsters. "One of the greatest gifts you can give your family is time," said Education Commissioner Noreen Michael.
Parents and families can become involved by joining their child during the weeklong celebration at their early childcare center or school. Thousands of children and adults throughout the territory will celebrate daily with a variety of activities such as open houses assemblies, programs in-school parades, family reading days, cultural games and song, flag and banner displays, art exhibits, field trips class exchanges and much more while wearing their "Week of the Young Child" t-shirt. Congratulations to Kavita Williams, a second grade student at the Joseph Sibilly Elementary School, for her submission of the winning design for this year's t-shirt.
There will be a District Primary Spelling Bee at 9 a.m., on Friday, April 7, at the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School Auditorium. Second and third graders from public, private and parochial schools will compete for the district championship.
There will also be a "Read on the Green," from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 8, at the UVI Golf Course to celebrate the "Week of the Young Child" and National Library Week.
For more information, interested persons are asked to contact individual schools regarding planned activities for the week or Mrs. Phillips at 775-2250, ext. 225.