Knights in the Know
September 1, 2017
Go Gold in September
Facts ~ Sadie will share a fact about childhood cancer each day in September on the Morning News.
Go Gold Days ~ Each Wednesday, we will Go Gold by wearing gold/yellow attire such as t-shirts, jewelry, etc.
Poster Contest ~ Later in the month, we will have a poster contest. Students in grades K-2 will participate in a grade level poster while students in grades 3-5 will have class posters. We will be looking for gold and facts we have learned from Sadie.
Talks with Sadie ~ Sadie has a short video prepared that is appropriate for students in all grade levels to review her journey. She will be speaking with students later this month.
Information ~ For information about Childhood Cancer, the Keller Family has prepared a flyer about Sadie's Story.
Talking to Your Child About School
Do you ever have difficulty getting information about what is happening at school from your child? Many times our kids are tired at night and not forth-coming with details about what they are learning. By using open-ended questions, we can often engage our children in great conversations which help us peer into what they are learning, how they are feeling about school, and about their interests.
We offer two lists of conversation starters which can help in talking with your child about school. While not an exhaustive list, it is a great place start.
Attendance matters and every school day counts. When your child is absent, you may be able to “make up” an assignment, but your child has missed instructional time with the teacher which can’t be replicated. We appreciate your efforts to schedule doctor appointments and vacations at times other than the school day.
There are times that your child is ill and must miss school. In those cases, we have procedures for letting us know about those absences:
Absent 1-4 days: As we have always done, you may send a note within 72 hours which includes the date and reason your child was absent. If you prefer to email that infor-mation, you may send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absent 5 or more days: The same procedure as above along with a note from the doctor which states why the child was absent and the dates. This is needed within 72 hours and may be sent by note or email to the address listed above.
Absent part of day: Our secretarial office will need to ask why your child is leaving early as they must code it correctly for accountability purposes.
- If your child misses only part of a day for a doctor, dentist, or eye doctor appointment, you will need an excuse from their office stating they were seen. In this case, your child will be counted present for the day.
- If your child is leaving for any other reason, it is coded as a "Loss of Significant Instructional Time" (LOSIT) and is not excused. These LOSITs are reported as part of our accountability. We greatly appreciate you leaving your children attending class and learning for the entire school day.
Thank you for following these procedures.
Proper Shoes for PE
The proper footwear is very important in the physical education setting. Students should have a tennis shoe type of foot-wear that provides adequate ankle support. Improper foot-wear is a safety concern for a student while participating in a moderate to vigorous physical activity. Appropriate footwear helps keep students safe.
Students who wear the appropriate shoes to PE class have a better chance of success while reducing the chance of injuries. If a student does not wear the appropriate shoes to PE, he or she will not be able to participate in the daily activities due to safety concerns. Please check your child’s Special Area schedule so they will be ready for PE classes.
Thank you for helping keep our students safe.
Grandparents' Lunch Next Week
Thank you, T-Rock!!
Sept. 1 ~ Childhood Cancer Awareness Month kickoff
Sept. 4 ~ Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 5-8 ~ Grandparents' Celebration during lunches
Sept. 5 ~ 1st Grade Curriculum Night 6:00 in the Library
Sept. 6 ~ Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 13 ~ Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 16 ~ Cornhole Tournament sponsored by T-Rock from 3-7
Sept. 18 ~ EXPO Parent Meeting in the Science Lab at 4:45
Sept. 20 ~ Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 21 ~ PTA/Watch DOG Pizza Night 6:00
Sept. 27 ~ Wear Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 27 ~ NNAT2 for 1st Grade
Sept. 29 ~ End of 1st 6 Weeks
Oct. 5 ~ 5th Grade Camp Parent Meeting
Oct. 10 ~ 4th Grade Field Trip to Clear Creek