Dragon Blast

January 13, 2023

From the Principal

Welcome back for the second half of the 2022-2023 school year! We spent the week refocusing on our PBIS school-wide expectations--we act responsibly, work and play safely, and show respect in our classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, playground, on the bus, and everywhere else in between! Today we celebrated with a school wide assembly, and a visit from Fireball! The staff is excited to hand out dragon dollars to students who are following the MCH expectations.

Thank you to all who donated to the cereal drive. Stay tuned to see how many boxes we collected!

As a reminder, students do not have school on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will resume learning on Tuesday, January 17.

We hope your family enjoys the long weekend.

Ms. Pavlo

PTO Corner

Calling all volunteers! Are you interested in becoming a co-chair for the Spring Fair? The PTO is in need of parent volunteers in order to make the Spring Fair happen this year. Please reach out to Amy Maylath @ amylizbarr@gmail.com if you are able to help support this event.

Please click here to read the January WCASD district newsletter.

Important Upcoming Dates

January 16 - MLK Jr. Day No School

February 8 - Beginner Strings Concert at 7PM

February 17 - Half Day with 12:10 dismissal - Teacher In-Service

February 20 - No School - President's Day

Car line reminder

Car line drop off begins at 8:30 and runs until 8:55. Please park your car and walk your student to the front doors where your can sign them in. Please do not stop in the Bus lane or the driveway and DO NOT allow you student to cross the parking lot unattended.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lost and Found

Please check with you child about any missing articles of clothes. The chances are decent we have them here in our lost and found, which grows and grows each day!

From the Nurse's Office

Tips From the School Nurse: Twenty-one Hints for Well-Being in 2023

Improving your health and well-being doesn’t need to be complicated for adults or children. Start the new year off on the right foot by trying some or all of these ideas.

  1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning.
  2. Schedule a preventive care exams with your doctor and dentist.
  3. Each day, eat one more serving of a fruit or vegetable than you normally would.
  4. Add 10 minutes of exercise to your day.
  5. Avoid slouching! Keep your back straight, shoulders back and head up.
  6. Prepare one healthy vegetarian recipe for dinner every week.
  7. Find an activity or hobby that helps boost your mood.
  8. Spend at least 10 minutes on stress-relieving activity.
  9. Aim to go to bed at a time that allows you to sleep for 8 hours five days per week.
  10. Try a new exercise.
  11. Mind your manners by saying “please” and “thank you.”
  12. Use a fitness device, app or pedometer to see to track your activity.
  13. At each meal fill half your plate with fruits and veggies, a quarter whole grains and a quarter protein.
  14. Include three days of resistance or strength-building exercises each week.
  15. Write down three things you are grateful for every day.
  16. Try a new whole grain like quinoa, bulgur, amaranth, millet, sorghum, teff or buckwheat.
  17. Get out into nature at least one day per week.
  18. Designate three evenings each week to be screen-free time.
  19. Every time you put yourself down, compliment yourself twice immediately after.
  20. Do some jumping jacks before starting your favorite TV show.
  21. Drink a glass of water before you eat a meal.

Original source: https://blog.healthadvocate.com/2020/12/21-well-being-tips-for-2021/

After School Activities

Looking for fun after school activities? Check out the documents below for Chess Wizards, Coding and Robotics Club, and Henderson Youth Football Camp which starts in June.
WCASD Community Bulletin Board

Click here to access the community bulletin and learn local ways to get your child connected and engaged with activities that interest them!