Newsletter September 2019

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Principal’s News – September 2019

Back to School Night was held Tuesday, August 27th. We discussed the PTA budget, introduced our staff, and met with individual teachers. If you were unable to attend, please reach out to your students’ teacher for important classroom information.

With the heat of summer comes the abundance of fruit.  Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, all of which help to reduce the risk of chronic disease and obesity.  So, don't avoid it because it contains sugar. Instead of reaching for the ice cream, some cake or a candy bar, reach for a piece of fruit.  To make it easier;

  1. Keep a bowl of fruit on the counter.
  2. Reach for a piece of fruit first when having a sweet craving.
  3. Add fruit to enhance foods, like salads and pizza.
  4. Grill fruit, like pineapple and peaches.  This makes a great side to many meals.
  5. When eating out, ask for fruit instead of fries or an unhealthy side.

We will continue with our schoolwide focus on GRIT and perseverance and add a healthy dose of understanding boundaries. We define boundary as a “property line” where one person ends and someone else begins. A child needs to know where she/he begins so they can take responsibility only for what they need to and allow others to take responsibility for themselves. Our roles are to provide the child with a safe environment for learning and gaining wisdom. Too little freedom to gain experience and the child forever remains a child. Too much freedom, the child is in danger of hurting himself or others. Balancing freedom, responsibility, and choice is a major task in working with children. What healthy boundaries do you have for you and your children? This is a great family reflection question.

Boundaries teach children to trust not only others, but also themselves. – Brenda L Yoder

Calendar items:

September 2 – No School

September 4 – Picture Day

September 9 – 4:15pm SCC Meeting

September 5 – FUN RUN kick off

September 11 – 10am PTA meeting

September 12 – Vision Screening

September 18 – Money due for FUN RUN

September 20 – FUN RUN!!!

September 20 – SCC nomination forms due

September 24 – 7:45am Books and Bagels

September 25&26 – Parent Teacher Conferences

September 26 – Hearing Screening

September 27 – No School