03/21/11 Fourth graders at Jefferson Elementary school in Plymouth love BUGS. BUGS stand for Bring Up Grades and is a program sponsored by Plymouth Kiwanis to encourage young students to study hard and to be in class every day. The Kiwanians sponsor the program at all Plymouth elementary schools including St. Michael’s as well as the second grade in Argos. The BUGS program uses charts to track the students’ success and uses incentives of certificates, buttons and a party to encourage students to work hard in class and bring up their grades from one grading period to the next.
On Friday, students at Jefferson Elementary were awarded for their hard work in the classroom with a small party. Mario Ullona was the winner this grading period of a $25.00 gift certificate to the Bookworm in Plymouth. He is a student in Mrs. Stewart’s class. At the end of the school year, qualifying students will be treated to and pizza party and awards.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and once community at a time. The Plymouth Kiwanis meet each Tuesday at noon at Christo’s Banquet Center in Plymouth and interested new members are always welcome. For more information contact Tom Sibal at 935-8442.
PICTURED : Jefferson Elementary principal Bob Remenih and Mario Ulloa
2nd Picture: Principal Bob Remenih speaks to 4th graders at Jefferson about the importance of good grades and hard work in class.