#OurStoriesCRCSD - Truman

Celebrating Our Stories - Truman Elementary

 

Celebrating Truman Elementary school! Tammi Kuba, principal at Truman showcases the school's positive culture and their year-long goals.  

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I like that everyone is nice. I like the teachers a lot. They teach you stuff like math, reading, and they help you get smarter.  - Ava Third Grader

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It's the little things that go a long way to building a positive relationship. Like finding the perfect book, to a personalized note on the cover. Meet Truman's media secretary, who connects with kids to help spread the love of reading.   

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I started at 87 words per minutes now I am at 150 words per minute. It makes me feel proud because I met my goal. Kolby fourth grader

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I love art. I like painting flowers and my friends. Madie Kindergartener

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MEET Truman's STAFF

Meet Kathryn TynerName -

Kathryn Tyner, Health Secretary

Years at Truman -  3, and 14 years with CRCSD

What she loves about the Truman?

"Oh my goodness, there is so much about Truman that I love! I love the laughter that I hear in the office and in the hallways. We have amazing students that are so kind and thoughtful. Our caring staff at Truman make sure the students are becoming the best they can be. We have terrific parents that volunteer in the lunchroom, the classroom, gym, wherever there is a need (even roller-skating!) “Team Truman”  is made up of students, staff, and parents. We go the extra mile to make sure our students are becoming life long learners and will be ready for a fabulous future!"

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Truman is one of the first elementary school in Cedar Rapids to be awarded as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School. The designation says Truman creates climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students with or without intellectual disabilities.

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The school also held a campaign to further their inclusion culture by pledging to spread respect to all students by spreading the word, to end the word, about the R-WORD. Check out this video the staff and students created! 

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I've made a lot of growth in reading. I like to practice reading at home. I love the book, I love Pink. Aubree Kindergartner

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I love how every one tries their best!" Neveah first grader

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The REALTOR Foundation of Iowa runs Project Jack. If award the grant, 4th-grade classrooms can pay it forward in any way the class chooses. These Truman tigers decided to pay it forward with the school's community partner the New City Church.  

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When you are in reading and you want to achieve a goal. I think it is more likely to read a lot when it is the right time and when you get the time you should do it. Reading can be really fun, and its inspiring. Diamond 5th grader.

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