2015 Activities at Silver Strand School for Month of the Military Child

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2015 Activities at Silver Strand School for Month of the Military Child

This year’s theme for Month of the Military Child (MOMC) is “Day and Night Our Love is Tight!”  This focus highlights the many ways military families keep love strong during times of separation.

  • In honor of MOMC, the United Though Reading program was launched at Silver Strand! Our school is the first school to provide a filming location for military parents to read a book to their child before deployment.  We will also be the first school to implement this program in reverse, where children can read to their parents who are deploying and as a celebration of reaching their reading milestones.
  • Green Team (a military-based student environmental club) will be painting a trash can with the theme “Day and Night Our Love is Tight”.  It will be a reminder to take care of our home front by picking up trash. 
  • “Silver Shore News”, a military student-led 5th grade club to create its own newspaper, will be distributing its first edition of the year!
  • Munch Bunch group is putting on a puppet show with a deployment theme.
  •  Military Voyager Coffee’s (MVP Coffee) topic is Healthy Family Communication, which is on April 21st, at 8:30am in the Connections Room.
  • Operation Pals (after school mentoring program for K/1 military students with adult volunteer assistance from two naval partners) will begin April 14th and run through May 26th.
  • A welcome video for incoming military students was created by our 5th grade Ambassador Club. It is posted on the school website.  The purpose of this video is to welcome new students and relieve any fears children may have regarding moving to a new school.
  • The school librarian is reading books during the Month of the Military Child on the power of love.
  • A special video is being created by all grade levels to show appreciation for all military parents.
  • A variety of crafts and games will take place each week at Military Kids Club.
  • Currently on displayed in the office lobby are  inventions Military Kids Club students  have created to help with a variety of military life stressors.  I encourage you to take a peek. They are insightful and precious!