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Principal Newsletter December 2018

Posted in Principal's Message

Principal’s News – December 2018

Tis the season. It’s the holidays. December is full of family activities with the opportunity to be around many people. This month encourage your child to interview grandparents, neighbors, or other acquaintances who have worked hard toward a long-term goal. Discuss how this perseverance and GRIT led to a great achievement. Talk about the hardships the person faced and the characteristics that pushed them forward to their achievement. This activity is a great reflection of the essential components of building resilience.

We are into the season of feasting.  Take some time to analyze what you are eating and try to incorporate more of these foods into your dies:

  1.  Avocados: a "fatty" food made up of the right kinds of fats that lower bad cholesterol levels.
  2. Bananas: a great source of B6 and blood-pressure-controlling potassium.
  3. Eggs: a good source of protein, low in saturated fat (not as cholesterol raising as once thought).
  4. Peanut Butter (as long as you have no peanut allergy). Peanuts are rich in heart healthy fats and contain a good source of magnesium. Use only peanut butter with no other add-ins, as most are unhealthy.
  5. And, as always, eat in moderation.  Eating too much of any one thing, can be harmful.
  6. Happy Holidays!

Let your children show you what they like to do online

To be able to guide your child with regard to Internet use, it is important to understand how children use the Internet and know what they like to do online. Let your child show you which websites they like visiting and what they do there. Acquiring technical knowledge could also make it easier to make the right decisions regarding your child’s Internet use.

Mrs. Mulqueen will be out of the building December 12th – December 19th. Mrs. Gleave will act as her replacement for that week. There will be district support available if there is a situation that needs administrative attention.

Calendar items:

December 7    Career Day

December 12  10am PTA meeting

December 14  9:30-11:00 3rd grade Wax museum

December 20-January 1   Winter Break

Mark your Calendar: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 STEAM Night; 6:30-8:00pm

November Internet Safety 2018

Posted in News & Announcements

Let your children show you what they like to do online

To be able to guide your child with regard to Internet use, it is important to understand how children use the Internet and know what they like to do online. Let your child show you which websites they like visiting and what they do there. Acquiring technical knowledge could also make it easier to make the right decisions regarding your child’s Internet use.

Social Skills November 2018

Posted in News & Announcements

Today’s Social Skills Lesson

Today, your child was presented a social skills class coordinated by our counseling team.

We began with a review of our school wide theme of “GRRR”: Granite Grizzlies are Responsible, Respectful and Ready to learn! The social skills classes each month will provide the skills to “GRRR”!

  • We participated in a mindfulness breathing and relaxing exercise.
  • We also reviewed “If you don’t show it, they won’t know it!”
  • Today’s topics:
    • Not Interrupting: Understanding that sometimes we have to wait and that sometimes a person might be busy thinking something and we may need to ask if they “have a moment”.
    • Accepting “No” for an answer: Understanding that we need to take a deep breath, not whine or beg and accept the answer given. Accepting “No” in a respectful way will help the person consider “yes” in the future!
    • Calming Down: 1. Stop, breathe, count. 2.THINK what you are mad about. 3. Use a sentence that starts with “I feel”.
    • Thanking a person: Understanding that 1. Looking someone in the eye, 2. Using their name and 3. Thanking them for something very specific is important when expressing gratitude.
    • Handshake: Understanding that a confident, strong and respectful handshake says a lot to a person and a lot about oneself.

Please discuss with your child what he/she has learned from this lesson. It can provide a wonderful form of reinforcement of essential interpersonal skills.