The spotlight on success portion of the Knox Community School Board highlighted the preschool parent involvement activity held at the elementary school on Friday, Sept. 13.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa said 70 people were involved in the effort.
“Parents came in with their students and they had lunch in the cafeteria,” explained Gappa. “Because we had such a large crowd, a tent was set up outside so the activities were held outside. They had some reading activities with a book and some other hands-on activities. When they were done, the parent and student were allowed to take the book and activities home so they could practice more on it.”
This is the first full year for the preschool program at the Knox elementary school. Gappa added that it’s important to get your child educated early and enrolling them in preschool to keep up with other students as they go through their school career.
“If the kids start out behind, they continue to remain so through school and it may not be a successful experience. If we can allow kids at a young age to get ready for school and be on an even keel with everybody else coming in, it improves success greatly.”