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Bon Air Hosts “Bullies-Be-Gone” Magician

Magic Show With An Anti-Bullying Message

Many young victims of bullies wish they could wave a magic wand and make their bullies disappear. Magician Dan Kuniak recently taught the students at Bon Air Elementary School that even without a magic wand, they do have the power to help put an end to bullying.

Bon Air Students Support Local Animal Shelter

Bon Air Students Get Involved in the Community.

Third-graders at Bon Air Elementary School brought a Social Studies lesson on community involvement to life recently when the students collected pet supplies and monetary donations for Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley in New Kensington.

“Our students are learning how people can make a difference in their local community by choosing to work as a volunteer,” says teacher Danielle Ward.

Bon Air Celebrates Dr. Seuss Night

Students from Bon Air and Stewart elementary schools and their families had an out-of-this-world adventure at the Dr. Seuss Family Reading Night on February 23, 2012.

Children played games in the Bon Air gymnasium focused on this year’s theme of “No Place Like Space.” They enjoyed a rocket launch, space dust search, alien Frisbee, planet toss and an obstacle course with an inflatable space ship. The event, which is celebrated nationally as part of “Read Across America” week, was organized at Bon Air by teachers Ron Spiering, Danielle Ward, and Suzanna Hathaway. They began planning for the event in September.

On the Write Path for Success

New Kindergarten Handwriting Program At Bon Air

One of the most important skills students develop in kindergarten can also be one of the most difficult and frustrating. An innovative program created by Occupational Therapist Sarah Wagner, however, has made learning to print more enjoyable for the youngest students at Bon Air Elementary School.

Bon Air Students WIN

WIN time, or “What I Need” time, is a reading skills-based grouping arrangement that provides remediation or enrichment for Bon Air Elementary School students on the specific skills they need right when they need it.

Students Reach Goals Through Reading Program


Accelerated Reader Program

Each morning, students eagerly file into the Bon Air computer lab and adjoining library to take a computerized reading comprehension quiz and then select a new book to read as part of the Accelerated Reader program.

Smooth Transitions

Bon Air Students Settle Into New Learning Environment

This September, Bon Air Principal Amy Lenart experienced one of the smoothest starts of school in her six years as an elementary school principal, despite the fact that the elementary program was restructured. “This school year is going really, really well due to planning the district’s been doing for the past year and a half,” says Ms. Lenart, who previously served as principal at Stewart Elementary School.

Bon Air Goes Green With GECKO

PSNK Environmental Science Preps 3rd-Graders for STEM

Several teams of a half-dozen third-graders sat scattered around the classroom floor. Some snapped together plastic pieces to build a small toy car, while others read the assembly instructions aloud. Soon they would be able to will the cars to move with nothing more than a flashlight. Welcome to Project GECKO – an innovative, hands-on science initiative sponsored by Penn State New Kensington.

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