John Tuck Elementary
April 2021-2022 Newsletter
Dear John Tuck Community,
The Spring is always a bustling and exciting time of year for students and families. The many afternoon and weekend activities can make it feel like we are riding a bullet train and make us wonder if we will be able to hold on through the end of the school year. Rest assured, our team is laser focused on engaging students in their learning and providing a fun end to the school year. We have seen a lot of growth from students over the past several weeks and April/May is a tremendous time for student growth as they begin “putting it all together” in relation to their academic, social and emotional skills. This year is no exception as students and staff are working hard to build their learning toolkits and expand upon the many new skills and concepts they have been learning. Your support in ensuring your child is well rested, eating healthy and encouraging a growth mindset is essential to them being successful at school. We look forward to working closely together to close out the school year on a positive note as a school family.
Urgent Message: Attendance is Important! I really want to ask all families to reflect on your child’s attendance and please prioritize them being at school every day barring illness or emergency. Research shows students who attend school at least 90% of the time and are reading at grade level by 3rd grade are TWICE as likely to graduate from High School. We have many instructional strategies and interventions in place to help students grow, but we need them here every day to make progress.
Garden Club Leader Needed - If you are interested in being the leader of our Garden Club, please come see me! We have an awesome community garden and are looking for someone who is excited to help students learn about gardening! Give me a ring or come see me anytime to chat about possibilities!
Other Fun Upcoming Events this Month:
Tuck Ninja Warrior
Mother’s Day Art Project - Schoolwide
OMSI - Weather Assembly - Thank you John Tuck PTO!
John Tuck Fun Run
Chess Team Competes in State Tournament
STEAM Club Continues
Make it a great month!
Yours in Service,
John Tuck Elementary – Go Tornados!
During April and May, students will be learning skills necessary to keep them safe when faced with an unsafe situation. We will be using the Committee for Children-Second Step Child Protection Unit. At your child’s conference, you should have received a letter with details about this curriculum. If you did not, you can access it here.
If you would like to preview the curriculum, go to Secondstep.org and log in with the activation key below for your student, based on their grade. This will give you more information about what the students will be learning in the Child Protection Unit.
GRADE KINDER: CPUK FAMI LYGK GRADE 1ST: CPU1 FAMI LYG1
GRADE 2ND: CPU2 FAMI LYG2 GRADE 3RD: CPU3 FAMI LYG3
GRADE 4TH: CPU4 FAMI LYG4 GRADE 5TH: CPU5 FAMI LYG5
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
Check out these websites for helpful information on how to talk to your child and what to say about sexual abuse.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Student Services Coordinator
JOHN TUCK SPIRIT WEAR
We are excited to announce that our Spring Spirit Wear order for the 21-22 school year will be placed on April 7th.
*Now available for purchase are sweatpants in both adult and youth sizes!
Attached are the order forms to purchase your spirit wear.
HOW DO YOU ORDER SPIRIT WEAR?
*Cash or check payment: You or your student may drop off the order in the office with payment included. Make checks payable to John Tuck Elementary.
*Debit or credit card payment: Bring your order and card to Lori in the office.
Deadline to place your order: Thursday, April 7th
Estimated date of delivery: On or around April 27th. The items will be delivered to your child to take home.
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Sofich by email or calling 541-526-6403
OSU Extension Nutrition Education!
Every Kid Healthy Week, celebrated the full last week in April, recognizes the activities schools and families do to improve the health of kids! You can celebrate at home:
· Mindful Monday – Use breathing exercises to help control big feelings.
· Tasty Tuesday – Do a family taste test using different kinds of the same fruit or vegetable.
· Wellness Wednesday – Create a family self-care plan.
· Thoughtful Thursday – Help kids understand feelings through art and color.
· Fitness Friday – Play at home with household items.