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Happy February!

A new month already! This week was busy, and we had a great time celebrating our amazing counselor, Terri Welborn. She loved all the heartfelt notes and fun treats from students and adults, and she was honored in Good Morning Truman on Friday! We celebrate this special lady all year, and every single day is better because she is here. Thank you Ms. Welborn. You inspire kindness!

Kicking off Black History Month!

In February we take the time to honor the many significant contributions of Black Americans. The Father of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, was born in 1875 near New Canton, VA. He was the son of former slaves. In 1907, he obtained his BA degree from the University of Chicago. In 1912, he received his PhD from Harvard University. In 1915, he and friends established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. A year later, the Journal of Negro History, began quarterly publication. In 1926, Woodson proposed and launched the annual February observance of “Negro History Week,” which became “Black History Month” in 1976. It is said that he chose February for the observance because February 12th was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and February 14th was the accepted birthday of Frederick Douglass. He died in 1950, but Dr. Woodson’s scholarly legacy goes on. In NPS we are committed to honoring Black History in February and beyond!

Kids say it best! Click this video to hear kids explain BHM!

Valentine Information: IMPORTANT

Teachers are communicating about Friday's Valentine parties, but we have an important school request.

Due to COVID, please do not send flower arrangements, balloon bouquets, candy baskets, etc. to students from companies or as a personal delivery this year. This will help us keep traffic down in the office.

Congratulations to More of Our Terrific Kid Award Winners!

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Spring Pictures

Spring pictures will be Wednesday, February 17. All students will have their picture taken for group collages. Virtual students may come to Truman to take pictures anytime from 8:15-10:15 on this day.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

One of the most helpful things parents can do to help set children up for success at school is to make sure they are consistently getting enough sleep. Studies have shown that kids who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Establishing a consistent bedtime routine is important. The routine should ideally start at the same time every night.

  • Dim the lights
  • Stop use of electronics/screens at least an hour before bed
  • Limit caffeine
  • Take a warm bath or shower
  • Do a quiet family activity such as reading a short book
  • If your child wakes up during the night, walk them back to their room with as little commotion as possible.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Children 3-5 years old: 10-13 hours
  • Children 6-12 years old: 9-12 hours

**See chart below for suggested bedtimes based on age.

Source- Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

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Sodexo Menu for February

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Be Sure to Visit Sonic This Week!

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Thank You So Much for Mask Donations!

We had a huge response with our request for mask donations! Thank you for supporting Truman in so many important ways! We have the best families around!

Have a great weekend!

Robye Kay Jackson, Principal