|Monday, October 3||PTO Meeting 6:15|
|Tuesday, October 4||
Recess with Relatives
Lego League 3:00-4:15
|Thursday, October 6||Walk to School Day!|
|Tuesday, October 11||
Dental Clinic @ Jefferson
Jefferson Inspire Club 2:45-3:30
Lego League 3:00-4:15
|Wednesday, October 12||3rd gr. Field Trip to Little Farmer|
|Thursday, October 13||Kindness Club 2:45-3:45|
|Friday, October 14||NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS|
Take Your Parent to Phy Ed Week
Dress for UNITY week
|Tuesday, October 18||Lego League 3:00-4:15|
|Friday, October 21||ALICE Drill|
|Tuesday, October 25||Lego League 3:00-4:15|
|Wednesday, October 26||Picture Re-take Day|
|Friday, October 28||NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS|
Please note that students should not arrive to school until 7:30 AM, as this is the earliest we have supervision available. This applies to inclement weather days when students enter the building instead of waiting outside. Thank you for your help with this!
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Hello dear families!
I wrapped up my Minute Meetings with all students, it was great to be able to connect with each of them.
We are reviewing and learning about the safety drills we do here at Jefferson so that we know what to expect and what to do when we practice them. In the month of October we will be practicing the A.L.I.C.E. drill and you should have received a communication via Infinite Campus. In case you may have missed it, here is a link to the letter.
I encourage you to have conversations with your kids and remind them that we do these drills because practicing what to do in an emergency situation before one occurs can help us (adults and children) feel more confident in their ability to handle the situation and it may help reduce stress and fear. Please reassure your child that as adults it is our priority to keep them safe and we will do everything possible to do so.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is something I can support you or your child with. You can reach me by calling our school office or emailing me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you and your loved ones well,
This month during our PBIS assembly and PBIS Mash-Up and as part of teaching our students the Conscious Discipline structures in our classroom we will be learning about The Safe Place. The Safe Place is a space in our classrooms that is utilized as a self-regulation learning center. The Safe Place in our classrooms may look slightly different. However they are all equipped with tools for calming and self-regulation. The Safe Place provides students with a space to remove themselves from a situation that may be triggering them so that they are able to become calm and maintain control when they are angry, frustrated, sad, or scared. The Safe Place is NOT time out. We will learn together the 5 Steps to Self-Regulation:
Conscious Discipline offers resources on their website for families. If you would like to learn more about creating a safe place at your home for your kids or check-out other resources or ideas of strategies you could use at home, feel free to visit their website and explore. Here is link: https://
WHAT IS MINDSET AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success. Dr. Dweck identified two mindsets people can have: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them, and believe that talent alone creates success, which is wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all people who achieved top performance had these qualities. Research shows that people with this view reach higher levels of success than people with fixed mindset beliefs. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships, and increases achievement.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT A GROWTH MINDSET IN YOUR CHILDREN?
No parent thinks, “I wonder what I can do today to undermine my children, subvert their effort, turn them off of learning, and limit their achievement.” Of course not. We think, “I would do anything, give anything, to make my children successful.” Yet many of the things we do boomerang. Our best intentioned judgments and our motivational techniques often unintentionally send the wrong message. In fact, every word and action sends a message. It tells children – or students or athletes – how to think about themselves. It can be a fixed mindset message that says: “You have permanent traits and I’m judging them,” or it can be a growth mindset message that says: “You are a developing person and I’m interested in your development.” The most important thing you can do to help your child develop a growth mindset is to praise them for effort rather than for talent. Messages like “You learned that so quickly! You’re so smart!” teach the child that they either are or aren’t smart, and that effort is a sign of weakness. When they encounter difficulty in the future, they tend to then feel not smart and retreat. Instead, messages such as “I like the way you approached that problem”, or “Good job to hang in there and find a different strategy that did work,” or “Sorry, that seemed to be too easy for you, let’s do something more challenging,” teaches kids that effort is something we can all benefit from to reach our full potential, and that they need to be working purposefully and taking on challenges in order to grow.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?
You can visit the Mindset Works website, www.mindsetworks.com, read Dr. Carol Dweck’s book Mindset, or visit the Mindset Works Parenting pages at www.mindsetworks.com/parents to learn about ways to infuse the growth mindset into your parenting. (Source: Mindset Works)
Picture Re-take Day will be Wednesday, October 26th for anyone who was not present on September 21st. Please remember, if you are getting re-takes done because you were unhappy with the first go around, you MUST return the old pictures on re-take day!