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    2018-2019

Principal Newsletter April 2018

Posted in News & Announcements

Principal’s News – April 2018

Don’t be too critical towards your child’s exploration of the Internet

Children may come across adult material by accident on the Web. Also, a child may intentionally search for such web sites; remember that it is natural for children to be curious about off-limits material. Try to use this as an opening to discuss the content with them, and perhaps make rules for this kind of activity. Be realistic in your assessment of how your child uses the Internet.

Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to “spring” some new ideas on the family.  We all want what’s best for our children, family, friends, etc…

Here are some ideas on how to “grow” a healthy eater.

  1. Eliminate unhealthy sugars:  No more than 25 grams or 6 teaspoons.  Sugar is EVERYWHERE, so start reading labels and begin by eliminate sugary drinks (including juices). 
  2. Eat together whenever possible.  When others see you eating healthier, they may pick up your habits (and you can provide choices for them).
  3. Include fruits and veggies at every single meal. Produce is protective against cardiovascular disease and can prevent childhood obesity.

Granite Elementary has been working this year to implement a culture of GRIT and perseverance. Granite staff and students are preparing to do hard things. To be problem solvers. To engage in life and not give up. Each month we want to share with you some ideas and tips for building gritty students at home. This month’s tip is to set aside some time to discuss with each family member his or her own interests. What is something they might want to explore or learn more about? Write them down and discuss how you might be able to support each other in exploring or expanding their interests. Maybe post the ideas on the refrigerator or a common space in the house. Then schedule some time to engage in their interests.

This month we will be working on class lists for the 2018-2019 school year. If you have a specific need please email Mrs. Mulqueen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you know of any incoming kindergartners for 2018-2019 please have them contact the office. Kindergarten Orientation will be Friday, April 13th at 2:30pm in the library.

SAGE testing for 3rd thru 5th grade will begin April 30th. For specific dates and times please check with your student’s teacher.

Calendar items:

4-2 – 4-6 Spring Break..No School

4-10        Birthday table

4-11        PTA general meeting, 10am faculty lounge

4-13        Kindergarten Orientation, 2:30pm in the library

4-16        SCC meeting, 4:15pm in the library

4-18        Skate Night at Classic Fun Center

4-20        NOVA graduation for 5th grade

4-23 – 4-27 Screen Savvy Week