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River City Scholars Charter Academy Encourages Parents to Keep the Learning Going During the Winter Break

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 10, 2014—While student excitement builds toward winter break, River City Scholars Charter Academy’s principal is reminding parents about the importance of keeping children engaged in learning even during the holidays.
“We work to maximize every minute of the school day when our students are here, so for winter break we are encouraging our parents to plan some educational activities into each day to keep our scholars’ minds fresh,” said Brennecke Hinojosa, principal.
Hinojosa shared five fun ways parents can incorporate learning into all of the family fun during the holidays.  Winter break activities can include:  
o   Reading for pleasure: Find your favorite holiday book and have your child read aloud for family members and friends. See how many books they can read during their winter break.
o   Make Cooking a Lesson: Have your child help make holiday treats for family, friends, or neighbors. Have them help with the measuring, baking time, and even attach a homemade card.
o   Write, Write, Write: `Tis the season to spread joy! Have your child write notes or cards and practice their spelling and handwriting.
o   Host a Game Night: Invite family, friends, or neighbors over for some friendly competition. Use reading, math, and problem solving skills during this evening of fun!
o   Make the Most of Car Rides: Have your child count cards, read street signs, or practice math facts with flashcards.
“Two weeks without any reading or math can really impact the positive momentum built during the first half of the school year,” Hinojosa said. “These simple tips can ensure students are ready to pick up where they left off when they return in January.”
River City Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

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