Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend, and you were able to relax and spend time with family and friends.
For the month of September, the middle school will be focusing on the character trait- Gratitude . This newsletter's Parent Tip section has an article with a link to the page the provides ideas of how to teach gratitude to children.
A couple of reminders. School pictures will be this Thursday. Students should have brought home an order form. Also, if you have a child in seventh grade still needing the TDap and Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccination. You can make arrangements to receive the shot here at school on Sept. 6th. Information is below. Also, if you haven't been able to complete the Final Forms please try and make it a priority. It is crucial that we have the correct updated information on each student. The link for Final Forms can be found below also.
Thank you for your support.
Have a great week and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mark Your Calendars
September 2- No School Labor Day
September 5- School Pictures; Volleyball Game ( Home) against Williamsburg
September 6- Teen Immunization Clinic; SPIRIT FRIDAY
September 7- XC Meet @ home
September 12- Volleyball Game at Bethel
September 13-14- Gourd Festval
September 17- Volleyball game at CNE
September 19- Volleyball game ( 8th ONLY) @ home against Fayetteville
September 20- Interims; SPIRIT FRIDAY
If you and/or your child haven't had the opportunity to complete your final forms please try to update them as soon as possible.
Information sent home with students about Student Council
Student Council 2019 – 2020
What ideas do you have to make this school better? Why should you be the one to be elected into student council? Create a poster or flyer with at least 3 events you want to see happen this year and how you would go about making those things happen.
The posters/or flyers should be hung in the hallway to promote your election to student council.
Create a short speech to present to your homeroom class the day of elections. (You can choose not to speak if you are too nervous but remember this is your last chance to get votes)
Elections will be Thursday, September 12th
Winners will be announced Friday, September 13thduring morning announcements.
Once elected, student council will meet with Mrs. Abbott to discuss meeting times and start making YOUR ideas come to life!
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12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude
Tired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.
Tricks for Teaching Children Gratitude and Creating a More Joyful Home:
- Surprise them! Avoid too many choices: Surprises help children see something as a gift, not an entitlement. Having too many choices breeds unhappiness– you are always wondering if you could have something better. One night, we tried to have a conversation with our children about where we might go for our summer vacation. Within five minutes, Disney World was not good enough. Everyone had a better idea, and no one was going to be happy with whatever we came up with. I put a prompt end to that conversation, and about a week later, I announced that I had a big surprise– we were going to Mt. Rushmore! I showed off my plans for our national park camping vacation, and they couldn't have been more excited. Our low-budget road trip turned out to be a fabulous success.
- Talk about the best parts of your day: Find some time each day to talk about what you are thankful for– perhaps at the dinner table, before bed, or while you are driving in the car. Ask your children, "What was the best part of your day?"
- For older children, try keeping a gratitude journal. Gratitude journals have been shown to be an effective approach to helping children be happier: One study had 221 sixth- and seventh-graders write down five things they were grateful for every day for two weeks. Three weeks later, these students had a better outlook on school and greater life satisfaction compared with kids assigned to list five hassles.
- Struggling to get your children to say "thank you" without reminders? For ten years I reminded my children to say "thank you" when they were served at a restaurant, but I just couldn't get them to do it without prompting. Now, if they forget to say "thank-you" they have to seek out their server and personally thank them before leaving. No more reminders necessary…
- School aged children can read books to toddlers or help them get dressed. Your older children will gain self-confidence and a sense of responsibility, and the relationship they build with their younger siblings will last a lifetime.
School Pictures- September 5
Attention 7th and 12th Grade Parents!
We wanted to remind you that all students entering the 7th and 12th grade are required by Ohio law to have the following vaccinations:
7th grade- TDap and Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccination.
12th grade- Meningicoccal (MCV4) vaccination.
Please read the information below if you would like to take advantage of the clinic coming to the school on September 6th for your child to receive the vaccinations.
Charge the Chromebooks!
Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.
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