|Monday, April 4||PTO Meeting - 6:15|
|Tuesday, April 5||Inspire Club - 2:50|
|Tuesday, April 12||Kindness Club - 2:45|
|Wednesday, April 13||EARLY RELEASE - 12:30|
|Friday, April 15||NO SCHOOL|
|Monday, April, 25||Opera For The Young 1:30|
|Thursday, April 28||Spring Fling Dance - 5:30|
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Wisconsin Forward Exam testing will begin soon. The Forward Exam is a summative assessment that gauges your child’s achievement in the content areas tested in relation to grade-level standards. It provides a broad measure of achievement that should be used along with local measures such as report cards, schoolwide assessments, and other information about your child’s progress in school.
Testing Tips for Parents
1. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.
2. On the morning of the test, your child needs to get up in plenty of time so he/she won't feel rushed.
3. Feed your child a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast.
4. Do as much as you can to make your child feel comfortable. Try not to say things to make him/her feel more nervous.
5. Reassure your child that no matter the outcome of the test you will still love him/her. Encourage them to simply do their best.
Please ensure that your child is in school on their scheduled testing days. Makeups are challenging to schedule and result in lost instructional time.
Opera For The Young - April 25th at 1:30 pm! More information to come!
Hello families! Upon our return from spring break, we did an expectations refresher/booster. Each classroom traveled through different stations (areas of our school) where we talked about expectations and things each of us can do to be kind, helpful and safe. The purpose of this booster is to promote positive behaviors. We encourage you to be curious and ask questions to your child about what are some ways that they can be kind, helpful and safe in the lunchroom, bathrooms, hallways, playground, blacktop, field, etc.
As for counseling lessons, in Kindergarten and 1st grade this month we will continue with our mission of becoming peaceful problem solvers while we learn other strategies to solve small problems. We will be learning about situations in which it may be best to walk away or ignore (ignore with your eyes, ears, mind, and whole body) as well as apologizing (three part apology: I am sorry for…, next time I will…, how can I make it better). In second grade we will be learning about super students skills and being resilient (bounce back from problems). Third grade we will be learning about identifying friendship boundaries. Students will be reviewing and generating examples of behaviors on the okay and not okay side of the boundaries and we will be practicing delivering I-messages (I feel… when you… could you please…). In fourth grade we will be learning about peer pressure as well as skills to stand up against negative peer pressure. We will also be learning about social filters and how our words can be a positive influence on peers. Lastly in fifth grade we will be learning about what anxiety is, identifying our own worries and practicing coping skills.
During the month of April we are focusing on the power of love. Love gives us permission to choose to see the best in others. In our school family, we teach students that when things happen that make us upset, we can have positive intent. Positive intent helps students to reframe negative situations. It promotes connection amongst students and empowers them to grow in love for others and themselves. In the month of April , we will specifically focus on positive intent and seeing the best in others.