HOT OFF THE PRESS: rps.eNews 5.19.15The district's electronic newsletter, rps.eNews, contains highlights of the Board of Education meetings, news around the district, and upcoming events of interest to the RPS community.
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Not one, but TWO Willard teachers, have been named outstanding educators for the 2014-2015 school year!†Mr. Paul Wyka, 3rd grade teacher, was named Willard's Teacher of Year, and Mrs. Susan Fink has been named Education Services Professional of the Year! Mrs. Fink works at both Travell and Willard. †Congratulations to both Mr. Wyka†and Mrs. Fink on this well-deserved honor!
The Sandwich Swap
by Her Majesty Queen Raina Al Abdullah & Kelly DiPucchio
Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus-but what's that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?†
The smallest things can pull us apart-until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than difference. In a glorious three-page gatefold at the end of the book, Salma, Lily, and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.
Kid President, Robby Novak, launched his book tour for Kids Guide to Being Awesome, by stopping by Willard and speaking to students in grades 2 - 5!† It was awesome! Pictured above with Robby and his family are Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Diroio and Mrs. Bankos.