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Character Education word of the month:
May is Healthy Vision Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, American Bike Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and “Get Caught Reading!” Month. There are also special fun dates to celebrate: May Day on the 1st, Cinco de Mayo on the 5th, Mothers’ Day on the 8th, Kite Day on the 12th, National Chocolate Chip Day on the 15th, and National Backyard Games Week starting May 22.
All interested parents should come attend the next PTO meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library. Parent involvement needed!
Come to our Kindergarten Spring Performance on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the high school gym.
We will celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 2-6, and National School Nurses’ Day on May 11.
The primary school library will host a Scholastic Book Fair May 9-13 with Family Night on May 11, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Look for our Summer Reading Challenge information coming home with students! Check out what is being offered through the Cass County Public Library!
Park Days, for staff and students:
Kdg - May 17
1st. grade - May 12
2nd. grade - May 13
Field Day for all grades: May 18
Students may bring water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and should wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes on these dates.
Other important dates include:
Last day for early childhood students -- May 12
Lunch with Mrs. Haight for students who have read 100 books – May 9
2nd. grade visit to the elementary school – May 13
Summer school starts May 31!
Kindergarten class lists will be posted Friday afternoon, May 6, on the district website. Kindergarten Round-Up, for students entering kindergarten in 2016-17, is Monday, May 9, from 6:00-7:00. Students will meet their teachers for next year. Call Brenda Koval with Parents as Teachers at 987-9200 if you aren’t registered!
Parents, keep in mind that regular school attendance is important for instructional and social purposes through the end of the school year. Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests, and that attendance is the single most important factor in school success (see www.parent-institute.com). Children can make up assignments, but they can never relive the most important parts of classroom learning: discussions, questions, explanations, and active problem-solving.
As the weather gets warmer, please dress your child appropriately for outside play. Flip flops and high heels are discouraged. Children in flip-flops are not allowed on playground equipment. As always, athletic shoes are required for participation in PE classes. Please review the following dress code guidelines from the student handbook:
1. For health reasons, shoes must always be worn.
2. Except for special designated events, hats and head coverings must be removed in the building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
3. Tank tops, T-shirts and sweatshirts are acceptable as long as they are neat and clean. All shirts must be buttoned.
4. The length of skirts, dresses or shorts for boys and girls must be appropriate and provide adequate coverage.
5. Shorts should be hemmed, and have a waistband.
1. Short or cut-off tops, bare backs and midriffs.
2. Unusual writings that might be offensive.
3. Any display of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
4. Mesh or see-through clothing unless worn as an over-garment to an acceptable item.
5. Holes or tears in clothing above the level of the fingertips.
6. Chains of any kind except for jewelry designed for the neck or arm.
7. Baggy pants that hang below the shoes or touch the floor.
8. Flip-flops or sandals without a back strap and heels more than 1” in height are discouraged for safety reasons. Students that don’t wear appropriate shoes will not participate in PE classes and will not be allowed on playground equipment.
Our last day of school will be FRIDAY, May 20. We will dismiss three hours early. Sack lunches will be served on the last day. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CHARGE MEALS IN OUR CAFETERIA AFTER MAY 6! Please make sure your child has enough funds in his/her account for breakfasts and/or lunches through May 20.
1st. and 2nd. grade class lists will posted online on the district website on Friday, May 20. Students will participate in “Swap Day” that morning to meet their new teachers and classmates.
Our LOST AND FOUND box is full! Please come look for any jackets, coats, mittens, etc. that your child may have left at school.
Families, thank you for all your support this school year, especially with our fundraising and community service events.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER,
FULL OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES
Apr. 29: Title I Preschool Screening, 8am - 2pm
May 20: 3 hour early dismissal, last day of school
May 31 - June 24: Summer School
Summer Sports Camps / Clinics:
For detailed locations & times, please visit online Primary School calendar below
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
AM Drop Off
Parent pick up
Please note: all bus changes need to be made by noon on regular school days and 10 am on ½ days
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If you have a child who will enter kindergarten in August, 2016 please call 819-987-9200 to schedule your child's enrollment and screening appointment. Your child must be 5 on or before July 31, 2016 to enter kindergarten. Appointments are being scheduled for March 14th through March 22nd.
PTO Trash Bags
PTO trash bags will be available to purchase through the Intermediate school office, Elementary school office, as well as the Primary school office this year. As always, they are $11 a roll and are available in 3 different sizes and colors!
How Can You Keep Children Reading All Through the Summer?
Summer reading for pleasure goes hand in hand. Here are several ways you can build reading into your summer plans. These ideas can work no matter where you are or what you are doing.
The Library- Planning a morning or afternoon at the Pleasant Hill Public Library is a great way to get books that interest the young reader. Children also have an assortment of books at their reading level to choose from. Be sure to look through the books to see if the words look too hard. It is usually better for them to pick a book that is easier rather than too hard. If the book chosen is too difficult, it can be read to the child for the child’s enjoyment. Ask questions throughout the reading to check if the child understands the book. Ask the reader to make predictions about what will happen next. Participate in the Pleasant Hill Public Library summer program!
Out Shopping- Ask your young reader what the signs say on the roads or in the stores. Signs are readily available for exercising their reading skills. Even young beginning readers can pick out the letters of their names on signs. Shopping might include time for the book store. They are fun and enjoyable for all ages.
Outside- On a nice day, suggest reading outside on the porch or deck or out in the yard on a blanket. If you are planning a trip this summer, try to find books about the place. This builds interest for the trip, increases knowledge, and practices reading skills.
Computer- Most children love doing just about anything on the computer. They are usually reading while they navigate the internet or play a simple came. You can use their interest to sharpen reading and computer sills by sharing time online together.
REMEMBER: KIDS LEARN TO READ BY READING!