Orange, CA – August 20, 2018 – A grey truck hauling boxes of books and an ice chest full of popsicles drove around the El Modena area last week, as Jordan Elementary staff distributed hundreds of books to children and provided popsicles to community members.
The event was a great opportunity for Jordan staff to continue to promote the importance of avoiding summer slide - the loss of reading and academic skills while on summer break from school. Other reading efforts have included challenging students to keep reading logs and to write brief summaries of books read over break.
“Connecting with former students was one of the most exciting parts of this experience because they shared accomplishments since they left Jordan,” said Principal Lorena Rubio. “It affirmed that… Jordan Scholars Can and Will Succeed!”
Jordan is one of 27 elementary schools in the Orange Unified School District. It is located in a residential area adjacent to El Modena in the City of Orange and serves about 435 students. The school has an established sense of community, which is rooted in the generations of families that have attended Jordan Elementary. It the goal of site staff to provide instruction and follow-up support in a caring and stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics and positive values.