Noticias de Palisades
October 15 2021
This Weeks Highlights Are:
- A Message from Our Principal
- Dia de Muertos Poster
- Picture Day
- Rainy Days
- October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
- Dates to Keep In Mind
- A Message from Our PTO
A Message from Principal Sarlos
Dear Palisades Families,
We are so grateful for your continued support! We are looking forward to seeing many of you in person soon for Parent Conferences. Students and staff alike are excited about our Dia de Los Muertos Poster activity, our upcoming Move-a-thon, and the evening Dia de Los Muertos celebration our PTO is planning for November 2nd!
It is so lovely to be gaining some sense of Rythym and Connection here at Palisades! We all know that this is what we have all been craving during the last 20 months and it is coming alive here inside the school. I hope you have a lovely weekend enjoying this gorgeous fall weather!
Dia de Muertos Poster
Due date: October 25th, 2021 (Monday)
We want you to participate in our first ever poster display of “Día de Muertos” at our Palisades school!!!
Students from kindergarten to fifth grade are invited to participate in the 2021 “Día de Muertos” poster display. Students will get a certificate and a small prize for their participation.
1.- Poster size 18x24
3.- Title: DÍA DE MUERTOS 2021
4.- You can draw, have pictures, mix material, etc.
5.- The themes are skeletons and skulls. THIS IS NOT A SCARY THEME. There are no ghosts, witches, monsters, blood, vampires, etc.
6.- DÍA DE MUERTOS is funny and portrays the skeleton(s) doing a daily life activity.
7.- Try to incorporate traditional elements in the poster: the altar, the bread of the dead, and other Mexican culture.
8.- Use only Spanish words.
9.- The poster could be done individually or in pairs. Write your name(s) and grade on the back of the poster.
¡Diviértete creando un póster del Día de Muertos!
(poster sheets can be found at the entrance of the school, to the right at the bottom of the plant table)
November 11 is a no school day in honor of Veterans Dar, so if you happen to be out of town that day, we will have a picture day retake on December 14.
It is also good to keep an extra shirt for them in their backpack in case for PE time, something that is lighter for them to wear.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Dyslexia is a common condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. It can be associated with trouble reading, but it also can affect writing, spelling and even speaking. Many children have one or two of these issues on occasion. But kids with dyslexia have several of these issues, and they don’t go away. Here are some signs to look for:
Preschool, Kindergarten, & First Grade:
Ability to figure things out; gets the gist of things
Eager embrace of new ideas
A good understanding of new concepts
A larger vocabulary than typical for age group
Enjoys solving puzzles
Talent for building models
Excellent comprehension of stories read or told to him
Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters in the alphabet
Seems unable to recognize letters in his/her own name
Mispronounces familiar words; persistent “baby talk”
Trouble learning common nursery rhymes
Doesn’t recognize rhyming patterns like cat, bat, rat
A family history of reading and/or spelling difficulties (dyslexia often runs in families)
Reading errors that show no connection to the sounds of the letters on the page—will say “puppy” instead of the written word “dog” on a page with a picture of a dog
Does not understand that words come apart
Cannot sound out even simple words like cat, map, nap
Does not associate letters with sounds, such as the letter b with the “b” sound
Complains about how hard reading is; “disappears” when it is time to read
A history of reading problems in parents or siblings
Please Remember These Dates:
10/25 Last Day to Turn in Dia de Muertos Poster
10/26 & 10/27 Move-A-Thon
10/28 & 10/29 No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences
11/11 No School-Veterans Day
11/12 Picture Day
11/22-11/26 No School-Thanksgiving Break
A Message from out PTO
We will be doing our first ever Move-A-Thon!
What is a Move-A-Thon? It is a chance for the kids at Palisades to move their bodies in a healthy way as a school while raising funds for things that are so important at Palisades. This is a chance to let family and community members show their support for our school as they sponsor our Palisades Movers on October 26 & 27th. The kids will have a chance to choose which way they want to move their bodies and will then have a window of 25 minutes during the school day to do their choice with members of their class, all while raising money and earning prizes!
We need three things from guardians:
1. Sign up for the size of shirt your child will need. If we don't receive a response your child will receive a Medium as a default . There is no cost for the shirts.
2. Register with Pledgestar so you can start raising funds!
3. Send out those donor requests and get ready for a fun day!
Other Bits and Bobbles as Promised:
* Below is the new volunteer registration form with options for committees and ways to be part of the community all year long. We appreciate all of our volunteers!
* Want to help us make the celebration on November 2nd a success? Sign up here:
* Teacher lunch for 10/28 during Conferences sign up:
* Canvas a section of Lake Oswego with us to spread awareness about the bond! This Saturday 10/16, contact free and family friendly. Sign up here!
Dia de los Muertos!
Join us as we participate in a culture celebration Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on November 2nd at 6 pm. This is a tradition with roots in Mexican culture that involves the idea of a reunion and celebration of those who are deceased. This occurs through food, drink and celebration traditionally. We invite you to participate with a craft, take home food option, games, a photo booth and music!
Masks and distancing will be required as we celebrate safely in our outdoor covered spaces.
Additionally our teachers will be including some wonderful components of this into their teaching time, so keep your eyes peeled for those as well.
PTO Dates to Keep in Mind
10/16 - Bond Canvassing
10/25 - Coffee with Director Sarlos after drop off
10/26&27 - Move-A-Thon
11/02 - Dia de los Muertos Celebration
11/03 Possibly PJ day at school
11/12 Picture Day!
11/12 - PTO General Meeting 7 PM Location TBD