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Cartoon child flying with a book in their outstretched arms. Minnesota Reading Corps.

Make a difference in your community and join our team as a reading tutor. Brandon Elementary is looking for reading tutors to give their time and talent to help our kids become successful readers and learners.

Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students during school hours throughout the school year. No matter if you’re a recent grad, career changer, stay-at-home parent or retiree, you can make a great tutor. No experience? No problem. Minnesota Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn, so tutors are well equipped to help students grow.

Perks as A Tutor

  • Receive a stipend every two weeks
  • Earn up to $4,200 for college tuition or student loans. Tutors 55 and older may gift the award to their child, grandchild, stepchild or foster child.
  • Free health insurance and child care assistance for those who qualify.

Ready to be the change for struggling students? Learn more at ReadingAndMath.net. Questions can be sent to join@servetogrow.org or call 866.859.2825.

The One and Only Ivan book cover

Starting this month, our three elementary schools will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One District, One Book. Every family will receive a copy of the same book – Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan.

One District, One Book is a novel program in that children of all grade levels will all be listening to their parents read the same book. Strange or daring as that may seem, it actually makes sound educational sense. Reading professionals recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child's own reading level. We also believe that you can and should continue reading chapter books with your older children, even when they are able to read by themselves. We have selected a title that can be followed and understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.

Learn more about ROCORI One District One Book.

Birthday Ideas for Parents

In an effort to comply with new wellness policy requirements, model healthy behavior, be more equitable and conscious of allergies, ROCORI Schools will no longer be celebrating children's birthdays with birthday treats. Teachers and staff will continue to recognize your child's special day. This will be done through special activities and projects, recognition, etc. If your family would still like to send 'birthday treats', we are asking that they be non-food items. Below is a list of suggestions. Please do not feel obligated to send anything, this is only if you wish to.

 

  • B u b b l e s
  • W a t e r C o l o r s
  • C r a z y S t r a w s
  • P e n s / P e n c i l s
  • B r a c e l e t s
  • B o o k f o r t h e c l a s s r o o m
  • S u n g l a s s e s
  • B i r t h d a y P i n s / B u t t o n s
  • B o o k m a r k s
  • G l o w s t i c k s
  • B o u n c y B a l l s
  • S t i c k e r s