While science and technology are at the core of our instruction, our teachers collaborate to develop thematic units of study emphasizing the connections between different content areas that help students develop the "big ideas" so important to concept development. Grade-specific units connect the areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, science and social studies and include many "hands-on" activities to make learning meaningful – as well as fun. Furthermore, our boys and girls are encouraged to do many types of writing-narrative, expository, persuasive – in an effort to assist them with becoming effective communicators.
We acknowledge, also, the importance of parent partnership as key to ensuring students’ academic, social and emotional success at school. Through the support of our PTA and School-Based Council, Church Street families participate in activities throughout the school year including: Parents-As-Reading-Partners, Carnival, Math/Science/Technology Fair, Book Fair, Author Visits, and trips to many interesting and educational destinations. Additionally, workshops, on topics of interest identified by parents, are conducted throughout the year to assist parents in supporting their youngsters at home.