Letters to the Editor

Students succeed with United Way | Letters

Friday Harbor Elementary School and the After School Study Club would like to thank United Way of San Juan County for helping to fund this important program in our school.

United Way generously has funded After School Study Club for several years.

After School Study Club is held three days per week for students in grades 3 through 5. Students who attend study club receive assistance with their homework from study club staff, as well as from teachers and high school student volunteers. Study Club is funded largely by United Way.

Also, this year the Lions Club has helped to fund the program. These funds pay for two supportive San Juan Island School District para-educators who staff study club, and for a healthy snack that is given to students at the beginning of each session.

Thanks to United Way, homework is completed and study skills are improved. Students who attend appreciate the dedicated space and time to work on their homework and on their assignments.

One student made the following comment when asked about Study Club, “I think Study Club is awesome, more than awesome! Study Club is so quiet, you can get a lot of your work done. I love it!”

Thank you, United Way of San Juan County. Every day you make a positive difference in the lives of our students and in our community.

Mikah Smith, FHES student support and counseling coordinator

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.