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Poplin Patriots Are "Ready" to Learn!

From using computers, to practicing writing skills, students jumped right into learning the first week of school at Poplin Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students learned procedures and routines.  Students shared memories about summer, some writing stories, others drawing and writing about their summer days.  

Teachers and students also got to know each other during learning activities this week. Third graders in Patricia Murphy’s class read the story First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg. Mrs. Murphy and her students then discussed their “excitements” about the school year and their “jitters.”  Student responses ranged from being excited to learn to write cursive in third grade, to learn math, to make friends, to having Mrs. Murphy as a teacher. Students in Jennie Taylor’s second grade class practiced writing skills as they wrote a story about their summer and what they hope to learn this year in second grade.   

In Kim Peck’s fifth grade class students were issued a chromebook to use each day in the classroom.  After completing the chromebook orientation about how to be a safe, responsible digital citizen, Ms. Peck taught her class how to log in and access websites for school work including Discovery Education, Dream Box, Google Classrooms, and Front Row.  

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Welcome Back!

Poplin Elementary School and PTA welcomed families and staff back for 2015-2016 school year during Open House on Thursday, August 20, 2015.  

There are a few staff members new to the Poplin community this year.  Fedora Zelkowicz, will be a First Grade Teacher in the Splash Immersion Language program.  Zelkowicz has been living in the United States, but her home country is Venezuela.  Joining Fedora as a another First Grade teacher in the Splash program is Angela Larrota, who is from Columbia. And also from Columbia is Daisy Rueda who will be a Kindergarten teacher in the Splash program with Maria Darrigrande.  Natalie Patterson joins Poplin’s Exceptional Children’s Department.

Principal Scott Broome, who is Poplin’s biggest cheerleader, said he is looking forward to another successful school year.  Broome also wants to share Poplin’s updated Vision and Mission statements. The new Vision is to support our students as they, “Dream, Reach, Grow and Become.” The our updated Mission statement is, “We are committed to working collaboratively to ensure that every child can dream, reach, and grow in order to become a valuable member of society.”  Broome said, “We’ve always done both.  We’ve just put words to our collective actions as a staff.”


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