Congratulations to Chestnut Elementary School second grader Ethan Peltz, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). His teacher, Mrs. Rania Johnson, submitted his persuasive letter, “I wanna hamster,” because he “used such a convincing voice, it felt as if he were speaking directly to you! He gave valid reasons, and ended it with a final plea. I was very impressed!” Ethan 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. Ethan will be invited to read his essay at an upcoming board of education meeting.