Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!
Dear Cardinal Families,
It was great to have the students back last week! They seemed to be happy to be back with their friends and in the classroom . Report cards went home on Friday. Your child's grades reflect your student's progress and achievement. We are half way through the school year, so it is a great time to do some goal setting with your child. If your child is struggling with classes in person or remote, there is a form below that you can fill out for your child to receive free tutoring through the YMCA program if they are currently in 7th or 8th grade. This is a free program through a grant that offers tutoring as well as participating in activities . ALL 7th and 8th grade students in-school or remote are welcome to join not just those who struggle. It's for anyone who wants to feel connected and enjoy extra activities that are free.
This week we will be starting the Pro-Core B testing. Please try to make sure your child is at school on time to help them get the best testing situation possible. It is important to be able to see areas of growth and which areas may still be a struggle for your child so we can identify what to focus on to help your child be most successful for state testing.
Have a great week and feel free to reach out with any questions.
School Board Recognition
School Board Recognition Month
January is School Board Recognition Month and the perfect time to honor our board members for the crucial role they play in our schools and communities.
Elected school board members voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our school district in providing vision and leadership, while taking actions and making decisions that affect the present and future lives of our children.
We thank our board members for their commitment and contributions to Felicity-Franklin schools and for serving with a willing heart, positive attitude and the desire to make a difference.
Yvonne Baker- President
Randy McElfresh-Vice President
Jenny Broadwell- Student Achievement Liaison
Andy Ninichuck- Legislative Liaison
Terry Lowe-board member & DLT member
Character Trait- Trustworthiness
Here is how you can help at home.
Talk to your children about what it means to be honest and why honesty is an important value. You can also encourage honesty by building trusting relationships with your children and helping them to develop self-awareness. Discuss the importance of being able to trust one another. Acknowledge that telling the truth may seem difficult sometimes. Sometimes we may not even notice when we are lying. While you should emphasize with your child that lying is wrong, it’s also important to note that occasionally there are good reasons to lie or to not tell the entire truth and provide specific examples. If your child is given a gift that he/she does not really like, you might say to your child that it is better to say you like the gift and express thanks rather than reveal your true feelings.
Take turns reflecting on a recent time you were dishonest. This may include telling a small white lie or even just leaving out a piece of information. As a parent, you could also share an example from your childhood. After you have both shared, discuss the impact of your dishonesty and what you could have done differently. How did it affect others? You?
Children learn values by watching our actions and the actions of other adults they respect. Pay close attention to whether you are modeling honesty and integrity in your day to day interactions. Notice when your actions don’t align with the messages you’re sending. Nobody is perfect all the time. Acknowledge these moments and use them to model honesty and self-awareness.
Honest Attention Day: This activity is meant to bring more awareness to the behavior you are modeling. For one day, from when you wake up until you go to bed, pay particular attention to how honest you are. Jot down notes if you need to. At the end of the day, reflect on how honest you were. Are you surprised? Would you do anything differently?
Being honest sometimes takes a lot of courage. If a child tells a harmful lie, it’s important to remind them that it is wrong to lie and why it is wrong, but it’s also important to thank your child for their honesty and willingness to share. Let your child know that you are proud of their honesty.
Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC YMCA Newsletter
Parent Referral Form for the YMCA Program
Upcoming Great Kindness Challenge January 25-29
January Menus will be posted soon.
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2020-2021 School Calendar
Charge the Chromebooks!
Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.
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