Congratulations to Chestnut Elementary School third grader Natali Morales, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). Her teacher, Ms. Marie Miller, submitted her persuasive essay because “In this district writing assignment...Natali was able to tell her opinion about the topic and she helped her readers understand her reasons. Natali not only names her reasons but also wrote more about each one. This shows how much determination Natali has had this year in improving her writing skills.” Natali was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer’s Toolbox. The PCLS Curriculum Department/Teaching and Learning Team developed the W-o-W! program to recognize the hard work and creativity of PCLS students. In an effort to help build a community of writers, the team encourages schools to display the W-o-W’s work and asks teachers to use the W-o-W’s work as part of their writing instruction. Natali will be invited to read from her essay at an upcoming board of education meeting.