From the Principal
This week in the digital packback you will find information from the PTA regarding Casino Knight on January 25th, PTA fundraiser at Smashburger on the 21st, baseball registration, FRC's after school ELO registration, , and our Bucket Filler's Pledge. Additionally, the PTA will be hosting a guest speaker Kristin O'Rourke with our very own Melissa Lipson (Highview). They will be discussing social, emotional and behavior concerns in children and providing useful strategies to help your children. This is taking place on February 7th at Highview.
Our word of the month for January is Kindness. We are using the following definition for the word kindness: It means you care about other people and their feelings, treat people with respect, and help someone in need. Kindness means waiting your turn, sharing, using good manners and being a Bucket Filler. Please find time to discuss this important character trait with your children. Our students are clearly practicing acts of kindness all day long because the school-wide bucket is filled AGAIN! Students enjoyed a work-free zone this week and the play and dance was outstanding.
Amidst the chaos of everyday life, try and carve out some time to be present in the moment with yourself and your loved ones. Each grade level had an assembly this week focusing on Kindness. We read the book The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig and discussed how it related to our word of the month. We start each assembly and our Mondays and Thursdays with a mindful breathing exercise. It's wonderfully calming and allows the children to be fully engaged in the presentation and their lessons.
Here is a link if you'd like to share with your child about Martin Luther King Jr. and his amazing accomplishments in his shortened life. https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/8-mlk-jr-values-instill-your-kids?slide=7#fen-gallery
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm and safe in the storm.
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