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February Newsletter 2018

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Principal’s News – February 2018

Winter is here!  Stay healthy and fit!

1.  Make sure to get outsidewe 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

Theres 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.

This Friday, February 2nd, is the deadline for our TOY (Teacher Of the Year) nomination. You can find the form on the main district website; www.canyonsdistrict.org. You can email your form to Mrs. Mulqueen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or drop it by the office. If you would like to nominate a teacher from Granite Elementary, please fill out the form and deliver it to the school by Friday.

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

February Internet Safety - 2018

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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.

March Newsletter 2017

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March 2017 – Principal’s News

This week Granite Elementary will participate in White Ribbon Week. Monday we had a kick off assembly with the Utah Grizzlies. We discussed setting goals, believing in yourself, showing kindness, and teamwork. We will connect this great message to White Ribbon Week on how to make wise choices on social media and how to use social media to make a positive difference. On Tuesday, March 7th Granite will host a social media conference for parents. Debbie Dujanovic and a retired FBI Cyber Crimes supervision, Petra Butler, will discuss the realities of internet safety. Join us at 6:30pm in the gym for this raw and honest discussion on how to implement internet safety in your home.

With just one look outside we see a glimpse of spring. Sun is shining. Snow is falling. Please continue to help your students dress for the weather. A little sunshine and vitamin D is good for all of us. If the temperature drops below 21 we will keep them inside. We continue to monitor the air quality. If we experience a RED day, all students will remain inside. If we have an orange day students with asthma and sensitive issues will remain inside.

If you know of any incoming Kindergarteners for the 2017-2018 school year, please have them call the office to register.

We are proud to announce that Granite Elementary raised $4242.42 for our sister school, Magale Primary School, in Kenya. Way to go Granite Grizzlies!

Calendar items:

March 1st – PTA meeting, 10am

March 7th – Internet Safety Parent Conference, 6:30pm

March 13th – SCC (School Community Council) meeting, 4:15pm

March 16th – Spring Pictures

March 23rd – 3rd grade School House Rock Performance, 2:00pm

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