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St. Croix Schools Announce 'Week of the Young Child' Activties 2017

 

April 17, 2017

 

ST. CROIX, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education will hold its annual celebration of the Week of the Young Child at elementary schools across the territory from April 18-21, 2017.

The annual activity is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and celebrates early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

 

The territory’s celebration comes a week ahead of the national celebration, marked for April 23-28, 2017, in an effort to not conflict with local Carnival and Spring Break activities taking place

in the territory during the last week of April. 

 

St. Croix Elementary Programs Coordinator Jeselle Cruse-Peter has announced a variety of activities being held at the district’s elementary schools, in addition to a culminating activity at

Canegata Ballpark on Friday, April 21. 

 

Listed below are scheduled on-site celebrations at schools as well as complete details on the April 21 culminating activity.

 

Lew Muckle Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18 …………………………. Kindergarten & First Grade Program
  • Wednesday, April 19…………………..........Career Day (students dress in careers of their choice)
  • Thursday, April 20 …………………………. Kindergarten Lunch

 

Eulalie R. Rivera Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18…………………………………………... Kickoff/Tasty Tuesday
  • Wednesday, April 19…………………………………………Artsy Wednesday
  • Thursday, April 20……………………………………… ……Showcase Thursday/Twin Day.
  • Friday, April 21…………………………………………….Science Fair/Movie Day
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Pearl B. Larsen Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18…………………………………………...Read to Your Child Day!
  • Wednesday, April 19………………………………………Book Parade/Art Day!
  • Thursday, April 20…………………………………………All Day Career Day/Building Day!

 

Alexander Henderson Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18………………………………………………………………..Tasty Tuesday
  • Wednesday, April 19…………………………………………………………..Wacky Hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, April 20……………………………………………………….Dress for your Career Day

 

Alfredo Andrews Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18 - Reading to students (invited guests from the community, or any parent that would like to read to the students)
  • Wednesday, April 19 - Classroom Breakfast/Each student is encouraged to dress in the career attire he/she aspires to be in the future
  • Thursday, April 20 - Pajama/Movie Day
  • Friday, April 21 - Afternoon healthy snack picnic where each student will bring fruits to share with classmates as they engage in outdoor old time games like jump rope, hop scotch, Duck, Duck,
  • Goose, kickball, Red Light, Green Light.

 

Juanita Gardine Elementary School

  • Tuesday, April 18 – Week of the Young Child Kick Off:
    • Pajama Day/Classroom Breakfast with Parents 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    • Storytelling 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 19 – Team-Building Fun Day 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20 – Wacky Socks / Mural Day All day activity

 

 

Friday, April 21: Culminating Celebration - David Canegata Ballpark

  • All Elementary Schools – Kg to 2nd grade students will participate in the Week of the Young Child Culminating Activity “Celebrating Our Youngest Learners” at the David Canegata Ballpark in Christiansted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Students, teachers, and parents will embark on a “Station Rotation Education” activity as they visit various stations developed by the following departments/agencies:
    • VITEMA
    • Waste Management
    • McGruff, the Crime Dog
    • WTJX, Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting
    • Jeep Club
    • Water and Power Authority
    • Highway Safety
    • Cultural Education
    • Agriculture, Planting My First Seedling Station
    • Reading Corner
    • Sports Mania
    • Fire Department
    • Home Depot
    • Smart Art
    • “Jay Jay” the Clown
    • Tammybull Bouncing Fantasy
    • F’sted Health Clinic
    • My Sistahs Keeper- Recycling Education

 

For more information on the “Week of the Young Child” activities at St. Croix elementary schools, contact Mrs. Cruse-Peter at (340) 778-1600, ext. 7523.

 

 

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Curriculum Center:

340-778-1600