#OurStoriesCRCSD - Erskine

#OurStoriesCRCSD - Erskine Elementary

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Hear from Annette Zimmerman, principal of Erskine Elementary discuss the relationships she sees successfully developed in her school. 

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Meet Deb Volesky, Erskine Food and Nutrition.MEET ERSKINE'S STAFF

Name and position

Deb Volesky, Food & Nutrition Manager

Years at Erskine?

12 years and 25 years with Food & Nutrition

What she loves about her job?

"I love the kids. I love seeing their happy faces and what they have to say everyday. They never cease to amaze us what they have to say."

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Fourth Grader, Savannah says " I really don't know how to describe it. I just want to be a baker!"

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"I read every night. I read more than 30 minutes a night. I can do through two "Diary of a wimpy Kid" a night., it sounds crazy, but it isn't. I just like reading. I like listening to reading. It's just something I like." - Leo, Fourth Grader.

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Meet Sahleh, a fifth grader at Erskine. He loves to dream big and we look forward to seeing what his bright future holds. 

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"Best part is working with the kids. My children are all grown. I do like spending time with kids. I think I have that nurturing instinct. t comes out pretty quickly and just want to make sure we get them back on track, back into their classroom, so they can spend as much time in their learning." - Eileen Foxhoven, Health Secretary

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When I grow up I want to be a Mermaid Princess in High-Heeled Shoes, - Nyla, Kindergartener

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Erskine first grade teacher, Jaquel Streets explains how a special connection made her decide on a career in education and how this connection is still helping her today. Jaquel's relationship with Erskine is a deep one! Not only does her mom step in as a substitute teacher in the classroom, Jaquel has three children who attend Erskine and appreciates the school's rich diversity. 

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Meet Heidi WhitneyMeet Erskine's Staff

Name and position

Heidi Whitney, Office Secretary

Years at Erskine?

3 years

What she loves about her job?

"I love the people and the children! We are really a team here. So if there is an issues we are all here to support each other." 

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Hear how Erskine fourth grade teacher JP McDonald says no two days are the same and why it is important to build relationships with students. 

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"My favorite subject is reading, because I love reading stories. I like the Harry Potter series and Percy Jackson. " - Frannie, Fifth Grader, "Mine's reading also, because, I actually fell like I'm in the stories. I just finished the Giver." - Sophie, Fifth Grader

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Emre’s 6th birthday is just a couple weeks away. “My mom is making me a Power Ranger birthday cake. My favorite Power Ranger is the red ranger because he gets hurt but he saves the day anyway.”

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Meet Paraprofessional Michele RyanMEET ERSKINE'S STAFF

Name and position

Michele Ryan, Paraprofessional

Years at Erskine?

12 years

What she loves about her job?

"I like working with the children. When they are struggling, I love to work with them to see them be successful and learn."

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Two Erskine kindergarteners share a weekly lesson from the reading series SuperKids. See how they are understanding the alphabet sounds and learning about the letter C. #OurStoriesCRCSD,  

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