Friday Focus!

March 14, 2014

Healing ADD

The Tuesday evening presentation on Healing ADD by Dr. Daniel Amen was one of the best professional development sessions I have ever participated in.

Information is power!

ADD is NOT one thing and one treatment does not work for all.

Best Teaching Strategies

  • Watch your emotional tone
  • The relationship is key - love is a drug
  • Meet frequently with ADD kids
  • Supervise them regularly

Best Teacher Qualities for ADD kids

  • Stimulating
  • Relaxed
  • Structured
  • Good social skills
  • Understand ADD (not a religious issue - believing in it. It is a medical issue.)

Best Classroom Setup

  • Need direct regular eye contact, nothing between them and the teacher
  • Away from noise and distractions (windows, doors)
  • Ask kids where they learn best
  • Have structure (set a routine, rules are posted, etc)
  • Encourage interaction in the classroom

Family Literacy Center returns to OP

Parents and Children Together (PACT) - For school age children and their parents or caregiver. Free event that focuses on teaching children and their parents fun learning games they can play together. Volunteers rotate through groups teaching games to parents and children. Includes story time and students receive a free book. A snack will also be provided.

PACT 2 is for 3rd -4th grade on Monday, March 24 from 6:00-7:30 pm

Need a home

We have one DRA2 kit for grades K-3 that needs to be adopted. It is homeless in the office.

Please see Susie, Tracey or Penny to adopt.

RAD Raider Tshirts

The office staff will work to get the photos posted of our students who have earned their t-shirts. Kudos to Mrs. Ashbaugh's students...they earned their shirts as a group last week.

Lets plan to have all students having earned their shirts by the end of May.

Upcoming Events

March 19.......9:00 a.m. Grades K-2, Assembly with Author Pam Flowers

......................10:00 a.m. Grades 3-4

........................6:30 p.m. evening program with Author

March 20.......5:30-7:30 p.m. District Leadership Meeting at MS

March 24.......6:00-7:30 p.m....PACT 2 for 3rd-4th grade

April 1............Child Study Team meetings, those impacted will be notified

April 3............6:00-7:00 p.m.....Kindergarten Info Night