February Cub Connection 2021

Windsor Manor Elementary

Title I Meeting

A virtual informational meeting regarding the middle of the year will be held on Friday, February 5th at 8:05 a.m.. If you are interested in attending, please click on the link at that time: meet.google.com/uhv-jgsg-uyc


All of our elementary schools are approved as Title I schools for the 2020-21 school year, except for Locust Grove Elementary. If you have a specific question regarding a school's Title I program, please contact Mrs. Hughes, principal or Kim Allen, reading specialist.


The Red Lion Area School District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy & School-Home Compacts for 2020-21were posted in September on the home webpage of our Title I buildings. These documents encourage parents to be actively involved in their child's education.

COVID safe Valentine’s Day ideas:

You might think of Valentine’s Day as strictly a romantic holiday, but it’s really a day to celebrate everyone you care about — which includes your local neighbors, healthcare workers, grocery store workers, delivery men/women, senior citizens, and the children in your life.

Even if your family is in quarantine, or your child’s classroom is skipping their usual Valentine’s Day activities, there are a lot of creative and safe ways for you and your child(ren) to celebrate Valentine’s Day right at home.


1) Construction paper hearts:

Let your child expore their creativity while working on their fine motor skills by creating construction paper hearts to place on your windows or doors around your home. This helps spread the message of kindness, love, and hope.

Bonus: Write messages to other family members for them to find around your home. “You are funny.” “You are smart.” We Love You.” “You are hardworking.” “You are kind.” “You are doing great at school.” “You are thoughtful.”


2) Make Valentine’s Day cookies

Is there anything better than cookies? Yes, set up a video chat baking date with your grandparents or other loved ones you and your child(ren) are missing. Enjoy an evening ‘together’ decorating cookies.


3) Plan heart-healthy activities

February is not just Valentine’s Day – it is also American Heart Month! So, show some love to you and your child’s heart health. Let your child(ren) choose the activity:

· Living room obstacle courses

· Old-Fashioned dance parties

· Timed indoor scavenger hunt

· Bounce a balloon back and forth, keeping it in the air as long as possible

· Hold animal races: Hop like a frog, squat and waddle like a duck, scurry like a crab

· Set up fitness stations: push-ups in the living room, crunches in the kitchen, planking in the hallway, and a stair-climb on the stairs

· Follow a 30 minutes fitness YouTube video once a day

4) Have a Valentine’s Day movie night:

“A Charlie Brown Valentine.” Ask your child, what does love mean to them? And choose a movie according to their response (Friends? Family? Batman? Disney?)


5) Have a Valentine-themed reading hour:

Contact your local library for book suggestions.


6) Write Valentines:

Writing Valentine’s Day cards includes arts-and-crafts and exercises gratitude all in one. Surprise other family members, friends, or neighbors with a special note of appreciation.


Promote healthy behaviors that help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

· Stay home when sick or when identified as a close contact with someone who has COVID-19

· Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds

· Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others

· Keep physical distance of six feet or more

Transportation Information



Transportation for the 2020/2021 school year

There are times when we are asked if a new stop can be made. This type of request may take a minimum of two weeks to coordinate and process the information (weather permitting). Such requests would require us to go out and look at a house location to make a better determination if the request can or cannot be done. We ask if you would help us locate you easier, by ensuring your address is clearly posted, and no less than 3 inches tall and visible from both directions and not obstructed from trees, shrubs etc.

Please remind your student(s) of proper bus stop behavior by standing at the stop, and not playing games or horsing around and not going onto or disturbing someone else’s property Also, please remind your student(s) there are several bus rules and one of them are that there is NO food nor drink permitted on the school bus. There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item. The newest rule that MUST be followed is to wear your face covering at all times while on the bus and to stay in the seat that has been assigned to you.

Inclement Weather: The new notifications system will follow the district's guidelines that are sent out via Skyward and will also be updated via the district's web page at www.rlasd.net; Twitter: @rlschools and Facebook: Red Lion Area School District. Please ensure your contact information is updated in Skyward.

Dental

FEBRUARY is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Remember to “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean (floss) between your teeth for a healthy smile.”


Reminder:

Parents or Legal Guardians: Please remember the state of Pennsylvania requires that students receive a dental exam upon entering first grade, entering third grade, and upon entering seventh grade. This exam must be completed within one year before the start of school. Any exam done after August 24, 2019, will meet the requirements.

If you do not have a dentist, a school dental screening done by the School Dental Hygienist will meet state requirements. Please contact the school nurse for permission slip authorizing the dental screening.

Physical Education News

Please remember that PE classes do not have access to our gymnasiums during this school year. If weather conditions permit, PE classes will be held outside throughout the winter months. Jackets, hats, and gloves may be necessary for your child to be prepared for these classes. Students should continue to wear sneakers rather than boots on their class’s PE day. Thank you for ensuring that your child is prepared and safe.


RLASD Amazon Associates Program

The Red Lion Area School District would like to let you know about the Amazon program the District is a part of called Amazon Associates. If you shop Amazon through the link provided on our website, the School District receives a small commission in return and those proceeds are used to help fund student programs throughout the School District. The link is available on the rotating images on the website as well as on the parent dashboard and the Marketing and Communications tab on the website. Just click on the “Shop. Connect. Enjoy” tab and start shopping! Thank you for considering using this as you shop Amazon.

Cafeteria

The Red Lion Area School District is happy to announce that the free meal program has been extended through June 30, 2021 for all students.


The USDA, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, extended its Summer Food Service Program through June 30, 2021, to allow schools to continue to provide meals at no cost to all children. The program originally was scheduled to run until December 2020, but was now extended throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Gertrude Hawk fundraiser

Our Gertrude Hawk candy sale has started! Please consider placing an order to increase our Windsor Manor activity fund. All orders and money are due back in the WM office by February 18th. Anyone wishing to participate online may click on the link below and select Windsor Manor as the group fundraising. These orders may be shipped directly to out of town friends or a date closer to March will be held for everyone to pick up their orders.
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Calendar of Events

FEBRUARY

2 - 100th Day of School

10 - Red Out Day - wear red for the American Heart Association

11 - Spirit Day - Valentine's

12- No School, Professional Development Day

15- No School, Holiday

18 - Gertrude Hawk orders and $ due

Windsor Manor Elementary

Fax Number: 223-200-3023

Sheila Hughes, Principal

Lori Campbell-Howard, Building Secretary

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