29 JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER
|Jan 30-31||Parent Teacher Conferences||Monday, Jan 29||BBQ Rib Sandwiches|
|Feb. 1||Start of Food Drive - High School Student Council visit||Tuesday, Jan 30||Mini Corn Dogs|
|Feb. 5||Bookmobile||Wednesday, Jan 31||Pizza|
|Feb. 8||Community Council, 3:00 pm||Thursday, Feb 1||Beef Taco|
|Feb. 12-15||Red Ribbon Week, No Drugs, No Bullies||Friday, Feb 2||Chicken Strips|
|Feb. 14||Valentine's Day|
|Feb. 16||No School, PTC Compensation Day||Monday, Feb 5||Mandarin Orange Chicken|
|Feb. 19||No School, President's Day||Tuesday, Feb 6||Cheese Burger|
|Mar. 2||Last Day of Food Drive||Wednesday, Feb 7||Pizza|
|First Round, Battle of the Books, Grades 4-6||Thursday, Feb 8||Chicken Noodle Soup|
|Mar. 5||Literacy Week||Friday, Feb 9||PB&J Sandwich|
|Mar. 7||Spring Pictures||Monday, Feb 12||Teriyaki Chicken|
|Mar. 8||Community Council, 3:00 pm||Tuesday, Feb 13||Turkey Deli|
|Mar. 9||End of 3rd Quarter||Wednesday, Feb 14||Cheese Rippers|
|Battle of the Books Final||Thursday, Feb 15||Chicken Sandwich|
|Friday, Feb 16||No School|
|Monday, Feb 19||No School|
POWERSCHOOL UPDATE - Recently, we had a major bump with technology in our district that affected PowerSchool. Some data was lost, but many amazing people have worked very hard to get everything back up and running again. You should be able to access PowerSchool online. If you see any problems, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks to all who worked to restore PowerSchool and the data in it.
NO SCHOOL FEBRUARY 16-19, 4 DAY WEEKEND - Students will enjoy a 4 day President's Day weekend beginning Friday, February 16. Please enjoy this time with your children. We hope to see all of the students back in school Tuesday, February 20.
ATTENDANCE - Attendance this time of year becomes tricky. We understand that there is alot of sickness going around. It is important for your children to attend school everyday.
When is sick too sick for school?
Send me to school if...
I hae a runny nose or just a little cough, but no other symptoms. I haven't taken any fever reducin medication for 24 hours, and I haven't had a fever during that time. I haven't thrown up or had any diarrhea for 24 hours.
Keep me at home if...
I have a temperature higher than 99.6 degrees even after taking medication. I'm throwing up or have diarrhea. My eyes are pink and crusty.
The bell rings to start school at 8:15 am every morning. Please arrive before then. If your child is eating breakfast, they should be at school at 8:00 am so they have plenty of time to eat before class begins at 8:15 am. Please help your child develop good habits that will help them be successful for the rest of their life by making sure they are at school on time.
BE A H.E.R.O. - SHOES FOR AFRICA - Miss Sanpete County, Mickayla Jackson, came and spoke to several schools, including ours. She taught about her service platform called H.E.R.O. It is an acronum that stands for Honor, Education, Respect, and Others. She believes and wants everyone to believe that they can become a H.E.R.O. by honoring who they are and where they come from, respecting everything and everyone around them, receiving an education, not only in school but also in the world around them, and then turning and serving others. Michayla has an opportunity for all of us to serve. She is collecting shoe donations for Burkina, Faso Africa. These shoes can be any size, type, or in any condition. All donations are appreciated and will be used for a good cause. there is a drop-off box just inside the doors to the school.
BEST PRACTICES PARENTING TIP - TEACH SKILLS
Remember to teach concrete skills to your kids. When your child is having a problem with something. Hone in, focusing on the specific skill needed or the skill missing. Their brain development is in a place where explicit teaching is not only a good idea, but also necessary. Too often we think kids just know, or should know how to do something, how to act, how to respond...If they are struggling with it, there is a good chance they haven't been taught and maybe don't know, or haven't had enough practice. Sometimes we must teach the same skill over and over until they have it solid.
Make yourself stop and really think about, "What is the situation?" & "What skill(s) do they need to fix this or to be successful?" Then explicitly teach and practice the missing skill(s).
Example: Your child is having trouble with talking out of turn or blurting out. Point out that this is a problem for them and let them know that this is something you would like to help them work on. Most important part - explicitly teach what is appropriate and what is not when it comes to speaking out. A good idea is to choose a sign or signal you can give them if they are talking when they shouldn't be. Then really focus in to remind them when an infraction is made. Reteach again, if you need to, keep practicing and soon you should see success.