Principal's Corner March 2015
Think about this quote, “Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.” – Laurence Sterne
Schools teach children about respect but in the end it is really the parents who have the MOST influence on how respectful a child becomes:
Here are some tips to help your child with respect:
- Practice the Golden Rule – How does your child want to be treated? Is that how he/she treats others?
- Speak Politely – teach your child to say kind things and use appropriate manners. Teach them to avoid inappropriate language and mean comments towards others.
- Embrace Diversity – Isn’t it wonderful that we’re not all the same? How boring it would be if we were all exactly the same. All people deserve fair treatment regardless of age, race, beliefs and other factors that influence our society. Embrace the differences in others.
- Resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Help your child resolve conflicts using “I” statements – not BLAME. For example, “I feel hurt when…..” “I feel angry when…..” Using “I” statements teaches children to express how they feel.
- Distinguish RIGHT from WRONG – Talk to your child about values. What values do you encourage as a family? Talk to your child and help them understand honesty, courage, generosity, thoughtfulness, and kindness – just to name a few. Help them understand the correct way to respond with others are disrespectful to them.
- Respect for SELF – Self-respect is the foundation for respecting others. Help your child take pride in their abilities, skills, accomplishments, and decisions.
Our Fabulous PTA
Thank you to all the parents who supported “parents and pastries” this past week. It was a great success!! We loved seeing all our families reading together.
The PTA will be ordering bike racks for our school. How great is that? Our students will have a place to park their bikes when they ride to school. We would like to thank them in advance for this awesome purchase.
Parent volunteers are needed to help stuff bags for the Goldenwest 5K on March 17th at 9:00 a.m. at the corporate office location (Adams Ave)
Everyone is welcome!
Teacher Request Info for 2015-2016
I will be taking parent request letters for students with significant educational needs. Parents must write a letter addressed to the principal stating the educational reason to request a specific teacher. All requests must be turned into the office by April 6th. Once the letter is received all parents will be required to set up a meeting, in person, with Mrs. Amsden to go over the letter. If these requirements are not met, teacher requests will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS !!!
We had a very successful SAGE writing test and we are now moving on with testing in the areas of: Math, Language Arts, and Science. Testing will begin April 20th and go through May 15th. Please do your best to have your child at school during this time. It is difficult to make up the test, and work around so many schedules. Every student in our school has been working so hard this year. They are making tremendous growth, and we want them to continue in their successes. Thank you for your support.
Register now for the Goldenwest 5K
The Goldenwest Credit Union 5K is Saturday, March 21!
Register now at https://www.gwcu.org/5k/
Registrations closed on Saturday, March 15.
All donations come back to the school, and if the participant crosses the Finish Line, Goldenwest will match the registration fee!
Also, vote for our school on Goldenwest's Facebook Page! If we win, we get an extra $200!