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"Pumpkin Gram" School Wide ConnectednessProject

Message to Parents:

Earlier this school year students were asked to identify one adult at school that they feel connected to. Tomorrow, every child in our school is receiving a "Pumpkin Gram" and eraser from that adult. Research shows that students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school. School connection is the belief by students that adults in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals. The critical requirements for feeling connected include students' experiencing

HIGH ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS, POSITIVE ADULT/STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS and PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL SAFETY

Increasing the number of students connected to school is likely to influence

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE, INCIDENTS OF FIGHTING/BULLYING and ABSENTEEISM

Strong scientific evidence demonstrates that increased student connection to school promotes

MOTIVATION, CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT, and IMPROVED SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

We will continue to do school wide projects like this, as well continue to build connections with students on campus, to help them feel more connected to Keppel.

Thank you for your support!