Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015!
It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the 2014-2015 school year! History has it that January and February are the months where students go through what is called the mid-year slump. Motivation seems to be at an all time low due in part to the weather and the anticipation of spring as well as really testing that stick-to-it-ness (perseverance) taught at the beginning of the year. Students start to feel the end will never come. To keep this slump from turning into a road block to learning there are two important things you can do: 1. Help your child get serious about what he/she is learning. Work with your child to set some goals and expectations to work towards until the end of the school year. 2. Don’t let unnecessary “review” of concepts your child already knows bog your child down. This is the time to focus on what he/she is still working to master and not hang out in that area called the known. Create situations for your child step outside his/her comfort zone in learning. Please continue to support your child’s teacher by reviewing work completed each day, going over homework and reading to and with your child for at least 30 minutes each day. Signing required behavior reports keeps you aware of how your child is performing behaviorally. Behavior and academics go hand in hand. Work with teachers to make sure your child is ready to receive the instruction planned by returning phone calls and reminding your child to follow the 3B’s (Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful).
Students eating breakfast should arrive at 8:15. As a reminder: There are no staff members on duty prior to 8:15. Please do not send students prior to 8:15. Students eating breakfast at home should arrive at 8:35. Our school day does not end until 3:45.
As you know attendance is definitely important; however, it is also important that your child attends healthy. I know flu season is in full force., so if your child should become sick please follow district guidelines for sending him/her to school.