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May Newsletter

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Principal’s News – May 2018

Here’s an interesting twist....this month I’m looking at health eating that may not be so healthy. Check into it and do your own research.
1. Going gluten-free can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Are you sure it’s gluten that’s bothering you?  Maybe it’s the lectins in these products that are causing you some troubles. Unless you are someone with Celiac Disease, you may not want to be gluten free.
2. Switching to coconut oil, which is loaded in saturated fat, can raise LDL cholesterol. Stick to avocado, olive and safflower oils instead.
3. High protein diets can have long term effects on our weight and cardiovascular health. Some meats and dairy products are high in saturated fat. Moderation and variety is key when it comes to eating for a generally healthy person.
Happy Spring!

Report online material you may consider illegal to the appropriate authorities

It is vital that we all take responsibility for the Web and report matters, which we believe could be illegal. By doing this we can help to prevent illegal activities online, such as child-pornography or attempts to lure children via chat, mail or messaging. The hotline.ie service provides an anonymous facility for the public to report suspected illegal content encountered on the Internet, in a secure and confidential way.  The primary focus of the Hotline is to combat child pornography.  Other forms of illegal content and activities exist on the Internet and may be reported using the service.

This month’s challenge for GRIT is to have a focused family discussion on effort rather than grades or innate skill. Be a role model for your child of “grittiness.” Try new things and talk about how difficult they are and how they don’t come easily to you. Talk about your own goals — running a half-marathon, cleaning out the basement — and explain how you set smaller goals to achieve them. Share your own struggles and how you got past them.

If you have any learning environment concerns for next year please contact Mrs. Mulqueen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 6th.

We begin SAGE testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students this week. Please check with your teachers for specific dates and times. You can help your student prepare for their SAGE testing by providing a healthy breakfast and getting a good night’s rest. There are additional tips, information, research, and resources about SAGE on the district main webpage; canyonsdistrict.org. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement.  

Calendar items:

April 30 – May 3rd Teacher Appreciation Week

May 1st – Birthday table for May and June birthdays

May 2nd – 10am PTA meeting

May 15th – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Family STEAM night

May 21st – Diversity Day…wear polka dots

May 21st – 4:15pm SCC meeting in the library

May 28th – No School