Principal’s News – February 2018
Winter is here! Stay healthy and fit!
1. Make sure to get outside…we need catch up on some Vitamin D. Hiking poles will help with balance and increase arm strength.
2. Look for opportunities to be active such as catching up with a friend by walking and talking. Park some ways from stores and businesses to increase your walking time and distance.
3. Set a family health and exercise competition with a reward at the end.
There’s plenty to do in winter. Try a new sport: snowshoeing, skate skiing, skiing, cross country. Take the kids sledding. Ultimately, have some fun!
With the new fiscal year, we begin to plan for the new school year. We are currently accepting kindergarten pre-registration for the 2018-2019 school year. If you know of a child that will be 5 on or before September 1, 2018 please have their parents call the front office to pre-register for kindergarten. We will hold our Kindergarten orientation on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:30pm.
Parent Teacher Conferences are just around the corner. Our conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th and Thursday, March 1st. The window to schedule your appointments will be February 7th-21st. Further detail for the link and password will be sent home. We look forward to seeing you at the end of the month.
Talk about the risks associated with meeting online “friends” in person
Adults should understand that the Internet could be a positive meeting place for children, where they can get to know other young people and make new friends. However, for safety and to avoid unpleasant experiences, it is important that children do not meet strangers they have met online without being accompanied by an adult, friends or others they trust. In any case, the child should always have their parents’ approval first.
Calendar items for February:
February 7 PTA meeting, 10am
February 12 SCC meeting, 4:15pm
February 16 NO School, teacher work day
February 19 NO School
February 27 Books and Bagels, 7:45am
February 28 & March 1 Parent Teacher Conferences
March 1 Early out, 1:55pm
March 2 No School
Teach your child about evaluating information and being critically aware of information found online.
Most children use the Internet to improve and develop knowledge in relation to schoolwork and personal interests. Children should be aware that not all information found online is correct, accurate or relevant. Educate children on how to verify information they find by comparing to alternative sources on the same topic. Show them trusted sites they can use to compare information.