Romulus Elementary recently hosted game night, inviting students to participate in fun, after school activities. "The kids had an amazing time! They loved making slime, playing basketball, some watched a movie, and they ate lots of snacks, "said Romulus Elementary Principal, Gretchen Notaro.
The school plans on hosting more game nights in the future.
The Romulus Elementary Student Advisory Council collected cash donations as well as donations of supplies for the Romulus Animal Shelter during the week of December 18th-22nd. Students who donated were able to participate in an animal themed Spirit Week. The students collected $125 and several supplies. Officers from the Ordinance Department in the City of Romulus, which is responsible for Animal Control, visited on Thursday, January 18th to meet the students and collect the donations.
Students today live in a society where they are constantly competing and comparing themselves to one another. In order to promote inclusion and compassion 5th grade students from Barth, Halecreek, Romulus Elementary, and Wick schools viewed a screening of the film Wonder. The movie is based on the bestselling children’s novel and promotes a key message of kindness toward others. The story surrounds the life of a 10-year old boy named Auggie who has facial deformities from a birth condition called Craniofacial Difference, which affects 1 in 700 births.
During the month of October, Romulus Elementary implemented a MakerSpace which is a place that students implement STEAM. Students decided that they wanted to create a Minecraft costume. A group of 5th-grade boys began to plan, research, and create the Minecraft costume. The students were so proud of their work and were able to show it off to the school during a parade. Our next MakerSpace project will be creating robots.
Parents attended a math night at Romulus Elementary, led by Shannon Samulski from Strategic Intervention Solutions. Parent’s explored the vast difference in how their children learn number sense. Parents also learned how their children are learning multiple ways to solve algorithms and solving story problems.
Building a collaborative community culture in the educational setting is essential and that is what Romulus Elementary has taken steps to do. Principal, Gretchen Notarro gave the green light to Positive Behavior Coach Leticia Horry to bring in multiple organizations in order to connect with students and parents. Horry credits the student leaders who worked hard on organizing the event, which had over 16 organizations and over 100 guests in attendance.
As part of the Black History Month celebrations, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Rice's first grade classes constructed a Freedom Quilt. Students first listened to books about slavery during colonial times, the Underground Railroad, and how Freedom Quilts were used to communicate by escaping slaves. Students picked a quilt pattern to learn more about and completed a writing piece with their teacher explaining the meaning of the pattern. Students chose a personal pattern to color for their quilt block.