L.B. Clarke Family News
February 26, 2021
Monday, March 15th, 8am to Friday, March 19th, 3:30pm
4608 Bellevue Place
Two Rivers, WI
Spring Is Peeking Through!
We have two weeks of learning before spring break arrives the week of March 15th. This is always a great time to make sure everything is caught up and kids can go into the week with nothing hanging over their head. If you have any questions about assignments or grades, please contact the teacher and they will be happy to help. If I can help with anything, please let me know. You can find my email and the school's phone number below.
Spring is a beautiful and hopeful time of year. The weather warms, there is new growth all around us, and it brings to mind all of the fun outdoor activities we want to take part in over the next several months. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Get outside and enjoy it!
The Golden Raider: Kiana Luebke
Let's Do Our Part!
Please help keep students in our buildings, athletes in their sports, and everyone healthy by doing the following:
- Wear a mask when out and about
- Physical distance of at least 6 feet
- Wash/sanitize your hands
- Sanitize frequently touched surfaces
- Do not attend large gatherings
- Stay home if you are sick.
We all have to work together to stay safe and stay in school.
Hope Day Activities!
Athletics Update... Spring Sports Sign-ups
From Your Student Services Team...
As we get into late winter and early spring, we approach “testing season”. No matter what your personal feelings on high-stakes testing are, there is no escaping the reality that these assessments will be an important part of your child’s academic experience. Here are eight simple tips for parents to help your child perform his or her best on testing days.
1. Prioritize attendance and homework
Tests are ultimately intended to be a measure of how well students have learned the material being taught in class. With that in mind, the best piece of test-prep advice for parents is to help ensure that your child is fully engaged with his or her classwork throughout the year. Set aside dedicated homework time each night to make sure that your child is completing their assignments consistently. In addition, regular attendance is key. Make sure your child arrives at school on time and, of course, only allow your child to stay home when it’s truly necessary.
2. Communicate with your child’s teacher
Consistent communication with your child’s instructor can help you gain insight into your child’s progress. Make a point of meeting or talking with your child’s teacher regularly. Your child’s teacher is also a great resource for test-preparation activities or strategies you can use with your child at home. Plus, they can keep you up to date on group study sessions or other opportunities for additional review that your child may benefit from.
3. Talk to your child about test taking
Sometimes, the purpose and goals of testing are difficult for children to understand. Without that foundation, it’s easier for children to be intimidated by testing or simply feel unmotivated to put forth their best effort. Have open, ongoing conversations with your child to explain the benefits of testing, focusing on how it helps them, their teacher, and their school. Knowing the “why” behind testing can help instill a drive to succeed in your child.
4. Offer positive reinforcement
A little encouragement can go a long way in helping students walk into testing days feeling confident—which, in turn, can have a huge effect on their performance. Praise your child for the work that he or she does to prepare for testing, and share in his or her excitement when he or she has success with a new concept or skill. Similarly, when he or she is struggling with a topic, point out the progress that he or she has made and encourage him or her to continue working. Having already experienced success with the material that he or she will be tested on will help your child avoid test anxiety and perform to the best of his or her ability on testing day.
5. Support healthy habits
Sleep and nutrition can have a huge impact on your child’s ability to focus and retain information. One of the most helpful things that you can do as a parent is focus on supporting these basic needs. Well-rounded meals and a regular sleep schedule will help your child succeed in the classroom on a daily basis. On testing days, it’s especially important to make sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep, starts the day with a filling breakfast, and goes to school with a water bottle to help stay hydrated.
6. Give your child a study space
A comfortable, dedicated space for homework and studying can work wonders for your child’s productivity. Make sure that your child’s space is quiet, well lit, and stocked with the right materials.
7. Keep testing in perspective
Avoid putting too much emphasis on your child’s test scores—doing so can make your child feel pressure that will ultimately only affect his or her performance negatively. Simply encourage your child to be prepared and do their best!
8. Debrief after the test
Once the test is over, talk with your child about his or her results and how he or she felt about the test. By discussing his or her answers, thought processes, and feelings, you can gain further insight into what he or she is struggling with (and excelling at) and then help him or her better prepare next time. Talking about testing can also help your child process the experience and overcome any anxiety that he or she might have had.
Free Parent/Caregiver Wellness Workshops
Why: To empower, strengthen and transform parents and caregivers in their social, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being so they can better support and care for the ones they love.
How: Virtual Zoom Meetings
To Register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Second Monday of every month starting Feb. 8, 2021
Feb. 8 - Breathe for Beginnings
March 8 - Breathe for Presence
April 12 - Breathe for Communication
May 10 - Breathe for Collaboration
June 14 - Breathe for Harmony
Led by: Maren Slickman, Stephanie Korte
Two Rivers Public School DistrictBreathe for Change Yoga and Social-Emotional Learning Facilitators
This free hour long workshop will guide participants through a wellness experience like no other. Each workshop will be grounded in a theme of wellness and self-care. We will begin with a settling in activity, move through breath awareness, mindful movement, community connections, a focus activity, a creative expression activity and end with relaxation.
To Register, email email@example.com
We hope you will join us!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Maren Slickman firstname.lastname@example.org or
Stephanie Korte email@example.com