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!
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.
Weber School District will break ground in April to build a new elementary school. The new school will be built on the "old South Ogden Jr. High" property and will combine the current Club Heights Elementary and MarLon Hills Elementary. In order to accommodate all students at the new school, the District Office has proposed changing many school boundaries which includes our school. We have had a boundary committee who has been involved in the process along the way. However, ALL students who are currently on a boundary exception at our school will be looked at very closely to make sure we have enough room for all students. Any families who have a boundary exception will need to fill out a new boundary slip at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. This boundary slip will be looked at closely to determine acceptance, and it will be based on class sizes. Just because your student has always attended here on a boundary exception does not guarantee them a spot for the following year. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Amsden at the school (801-452-4200) for clarification.
We have staff located at three crosswalks after school. This is to keep all children safe when crossing the pick-up and drive through lanes. Thank you for using the crosswalks with your child.
If you are not using the crosswalk in the morning we encourage you to do so. There are large buses coming through and many cars dropping off students. Also, if you need to leave your car unattended for any amount of time, please use the parking stalls and refrain from parking your car in the drive through lane. We want to keep everyone safe. Thanks!!!