Welcome to Phoenicia Elementary School! Within our little school in the mountains, the caring and supportive environment is as amazing as the beautiful scenic mountains that surround us. Our K-3 students grow to love learning under the guidance of an experienced staff of educators. We know the importance of nurturing the whole child, and do so with rigorous, meaningful academics and activities supported by an outstanding creative arts program.
This year we will continue to focus our academic growth on the implementation of a balanced literacy program that will support our students reading at or above grade level. Through the efforts of our teachers and administrators students will experience curriculum and instruction that is developmentally appropriate. In other words...we "right size" it and ensure that it is hands on, experiential and fun.
We will add a new and exciting afterschool program in collaboration with the Healthy Kids Program called "The Power of Words." This program will provide small group literacy instruction, specially planned recreational activities, district provided transportation, and a district provided cold supper. A perfect balance of academic support and fun is certain to be a success.
Additionally, our new "edible garden" is integrated into our curriculum and instruction this year thanks to the efforts of teachers and volunteers. Lesson plans are available to support teachers in the classroom and integrate garden experiences in daily plans. Our produce is shared with our children and families, school, and community. We support healthy living and good nutrition.
Our labyrinth, located next to our community play ground, has been completed. Students can walk through the labyrinth to reflect, relax and refresh when needed. Our Positive Behavior Intervention Team continues to bring forth ideas to support and implement positive ways of changing behaviors. The labyrinth is a peaceful means to effect change.