Lexington 4 Community  Partnership
Schools and Communities Working Together 

Future Breakfast Dates

January 2018

March 2018

May 2018

_________________________________________________________________________    Starting March 1, 2016, Lexington School District Four will begin sending school eflyers directly to parents. The district has contracted Peachjar to provide this service. Peachjar provides an innovative flyer management system that sends school-approved eflyers directly to parents' inboxes and posts them online. Now, parents can easily find and view flyers and take action immediately to sign up for activities and events. Peachjar charges a fee for this service. Paper flyers will no longer be distributed. 

Upon launch, you may register with Peachjar as an "Enrichment or Community Organization" and upload your flyer for distribution to your desired school(s). 

 After your flyer has been submitted, it will be routed automatically to the school district office for approval, then emailed as a visually engaging image to all parents who have their email address on file at the district.

Click Here to Learn More or for Help Uploading your Eflyer.

Thank you for your support.

 Peachjar


Community Partnership Meeting




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Lexington School District Four was recently awarded $34,000 in Community Impact Funds from the Central Carolina Community Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase books for 1st through 4th grade students as part of a district wide effort to negate summer learning loss in the Lexington Four community.  

Central Carolina’s President and CEO Joann Turnquist and Director of Community Impact David Laird, along with Area Vice President for Time Warner Cable Charlene Keys presented a check to Superintendent Dr. Linda Lavender at the Lexington Four Community Literacy Partnership’s May 16th breakfast.

The Lexington Four Community Literacy Partnership is a grass roots organization made up of local civic, education, business, student, and faith leaders sharing the common vision of ending illiteracy and providing students with the tools to become college and career ready. For more information, contact Lisa Ingram @ lingram@lexington4.net   

 

The purpose of the Lexington Four Community Literacy Partnership (CLP) is to build awareness of the focus on literacy in our Lexington Four Community and to deepen the involvement of all stakeholders in the quest for ensuring every student’s success through literacy.

We will do this by: 

·         Raising awareness of the vital role literacy plays in school and life

·         Strengthening natural partnerships between schools and communities

·         Providing additional opportunities for Summer Reading 

        



We look for new ideas and bold moves while we embrace and create change. We are committed to the cause of literacy. Every person should have the chance to achieve their potential and participate fully in society.

Our Students





FACTS ABOUT LITERACY


  • Literacy is the ability to read, write, compute, and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee, and community member.
  • There are 774 million adults around the world who are illiterate in their native languages.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.
  • In the U.S., 30 million people over age 16 — 14 percent of the country’s adult population — don’t read well enough to understand a newspaper story written at the eighth grade level or fill out a job application.
  • The United States ranks fifth  on adult literacy skills when compared to other industrialized nations.
  • Adult low literacy can be connected to almost every socio-economic issue in the United States:  More than 60 percent of all state and federal corrections inmates can barely read and write.; Low health literacy costs between $106 billion and $238 billion each year in the U.S. — 7 to 17 percent of all annual personal health care spending.; Low literacy’s effects cost the U.S. $225 billion or more each year in non-productivity in the workforce, crime, and loss of tax revenue due to unemployment.
  • Globally, illiteracy can be linked to: Gender abuse, including female infanticide and female circumcision; Extreme poverty (earning less than $1/day); High infant mortality and the spread of HIV/Aids, malaria, and other preventable infectious diseases.






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