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    The Buzzword of the Day for 02/10/2016 is:

    voluminous (adjective)

    \vuh-LOO-muh-nuss\

    What does it mean?

    1 a : having or marked by great bulk or volume : large b : having much material
    2 : filling or capable of filling a large volume or several large volumes

    How do you use it?

    "The next night I had to dine with Father. I had trouble sitting down at the table because Bertha had made me wear a fashionable gown, and my petticoat was voluminous." (Gail Carson Levine, _Ella Enchanted_)

    Are you a word wiz?

    Which one of these sentences do you think uses "voluminous" correctly?

    A. Nina speaks quietly most of the time, so we were surprised by how voluminous her voice became when she performed on stage.
    B. The composer's biographer faced quite a challenge when it came to organizing his voluminous and messy correspondence.
    C. Voluminous, the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, is often used for siding on houses.
    D. Sam seems like an easygoing guy, but he can be voluminous if he doesn't get his own way.
    Check your answer on Word Central.


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    Welcome to Carver-Lyon Elementary School’s website! It is my pleasure to serve this school and community as we continue to focus on achieving excellence in teaching and learning here at Carver-Lyon Elementary School. This year we will continue to focus on Creating a Pathway to Excellence! Our goal is to move our school to greater academic success. We will work to accomplish this goal through Customizing Learning for Every Student. We will utilize student data to inform classroom instruction, set and maintain high expectations, provide high quality instruction, incorporate technology and other valuable resources, build positive relationships and increase parental and community involvement.

    Strengthening communication between home and school is another key component. We encourage regular communication between teacher and parent. This has proven to be very valuable in helping your child experience a pleasant and productive school year. It is my hope that you will take advantage of opportunities to communicate with your child’s teacher by calling the school, emailing or writing notes, and signing their agenda daily. We also garner your support in our expectation of all students displaying our school-wide behaviors of being respectful, responsible and ready to learn each day. I want all students to be successful at Carver-Lyon Elementary School. Therefore, it is essential that school staff, parents and community members work together in every way possible. Let’s make this a most memorable and rewarding one for all!

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