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In my school, we have a Newcomer's Club. It is there for any student
who is new to the school, regardless of language. The new student is
paired with someone special, (usually a peer helper) in their own grade level,
who eats lunch with them, attends many of the same classes and generally
shows the new students 'the ropes. There is also a school-wide
newcomer's lunch at some point.
> In my elementary school we have a number of minority students who I
> would like to make feel as welcome as I can. Some children speak very
> little English. We have a an ESL teacher on site to help with
> transitions and language. Does anyone have suggestions of what I could
> do to address this issue in a caring way? Ruth