Colby Grade School
February, Month of LOVE
There are so many great things about this month that make it special. February is the month of love. It is a time for magical learning in the classroom when our students begin to hit their stride and "get it". All of our hard work IS paying off and we see the fruits of our labor.
Check out all that's happening this month as it will quickly pass by!
Look What's Happening....
Feb. 1- 100th Day of School
Feb. 3- Second Grade 101 Days of School Dalmatian Style
Feb. 6- Third Grade 'District Wildlife Biologist' presentation
Feb. 6- Book Fair 8am-4pm
Feb. 6-10th Counselor Appreciation Week!
Feb. 7- 3rd Grade STEAM Camp
Feb. 8- 4th Grade STEAM Camp
Feb. 9- Parent/Teacher Conferences & Book Fair
Feb. 10- No School
Feb. 16- Muffins with Misses
Feb. 16- 2nd Grade Musical
12:45 Dress Rehearsal
7:00pm Intermediate Auditorium
Feb. 17- National Kindness Day
Feb. 20- No School
Feb. 20- USD 315 Board Meeting
7:00pm Board Room
Feb. 21- Thomas County Spelling Bee
Feb. 24- Birthday Lunch
Middle School Cafeteria
Feb. 24- PRIME TIME
Feb. 27- Wichita Theater
Grade School Gymnasium
Feb. 28- Spring Pictures
After School Program
News From Nurse Kayla
This month is all about every child’s favorite thing … helmets! While most kiddos really don’t like to wear them, they are an essential part of keeping your child safe. Here is what you should know about helmets and how to encourage your child to wear one.
Why It Matters:
Helmets help protect your child from serious head and brain injuries. Sadly, an estimated 283,000 children seek care in US emergency departments each year for sports or recreation related head injuries. And if that isn’t reason enough, most states have laws that require children under the age of 18 to wear helmets.
When to Wear a Helmet:
Common activities that require a helmet are:
•Wakeboarding/ Water skiing
NOTE: Your child should not wear a helmet when climbing trees.
Fitting Your Helmet:
You can use this method by the CDC to help fit your child for a helmet.
Your helmet should:
- Sit flat on your head — make sure it’s level and isn’t tilted back or forward.
- The front of the helmet should sit low — about two finger widths above your eyebrows to protect your forehead.
- The straps on each side of your head should form a “Y” over your ears, with one part of the strap in front of your ear, and one behind — just below your earlobes.
- If the helmet leans forward, adjust the rear straps. If it tilts backward, tighten the front straps.
- Buckle the chinstrap securely at your throat so that the helmet feels snug on your head and doesn’t wiggle up and down or from side to side.
What You Can Do:
Stay consistent with helmet rules.
•Get a helmet that fits correctly.
•Allow your child to help pick out their helmet.
•Model good behavior. Let your child see you wearing a helmet as well.
•Helmets can be expensive. Check local hospitals for helmet giveaways and fittings.
For more information regarding helmet safety you can visit the CDC website:
Spring Scholastic Book Fair!
Feb 6-8 8am-4pm
Feb 9 8am-7:30pm
*All purchases benefit our CGS Library!*
No meals purchased at fast food outlets are to be consumed at mealtime in the cafeteria. If a food outlet items is brought to school it MUST NOT be brought to school in original containers.
Caffeinated beverages are NOT allowed in sack lunches or to be consumed in the cafeteria at any time.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
PRIME TIME- Showing TBA
Join us on Friday, February 24th!
Tickets must be purchased no later than Tuesday, February 21st.
Concessions will be available. All items are $1 each.
Please do not send more than $5 with your student for concessions.
All students will be picked up after the movie at the Auditorium doors on 3rd Street.