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FEBRUARY 2019

World Read Aloud Week- One School, One Book!

World Read Aloud Week calls attention to the importance of reading. This year, it will take place in Reynolds School from February 4th through February 8th. Reynolds School will again participate in an all school book club called the One School, One Book program.


Every family will receive a copy of the same book and a reading schedule for the week. Please make the time so your family can participate in this special activity. Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares your child to be an effective reader. But it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at Reynolds School. Everyone – students, teachers, administrative staff- will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits.

Your child will receive a copy of the surprise book at a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book on Monday, February 4th. There will be clues leading up to the big reveal on Monday morning! You can look for the clues each day on the board in our main lobby. Our School Committee has planned activities throughout the week for our students to enjoy that are all focused on the theme of the book. We will hold a reading assembly, read together as a school, enjoy mystery readers, book buddies, and a variety of fun activities throughout the week. We look forward to this wonderful week to continue to foster a love of reading in Reynolds School!

Kids Heart Challenge

Reynolds School will participate in the Kids Heart Challenge during the week of February 25th. Mr. Walis and Mr. Ramirez have been working with the American Heart Association to bring this exciting event to Reynolds School for the second year. All Reynolds students will be participating in various jump rope and jumping activities during their physical education class throughout this week. The program teaches heart healthy habits and helps the American Heart Association raise money for research and education.


If you are interested in donating, please click the following link: http://www2.heart.org/goto/Reynolds

Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety in School and at Home

All students have been learning about Digital Citizenship with Mrs. Cucci. Digital Citizenship teaches students how to safely and effectively use the Internet. We use an integrated approach, which provides students with the awareness and knowledge they need in order to recognize and avoid dangerous, destructive, or unlawful online behavior and to respond appropriately.


Mrs. Cucci's recent letter outlines the focus for each grade level unit. We encourage you to also discuss this important topic with your children at home and monitor their computer activity carefully. There are several online games that students may be playing at home where they can connect and communicate with others. Monitoring this interaction closely on any website or app is strongly recommended for student safety at home.


Recently, USR hosted a Digital Citizenship Night to discuss this topic with parents. You can find the Reynolds presentation on our School Website.

Parking Lot Safety

In recent months, there have been several reported incidents of dangerous driving in the school parking lot in the morning and afternoon. Please be mindful of your speed, pay careful attention to the road, and exercise caution at all times.


Reminders

Please follow the direction of the crossing guard at all times. If you use the visitor lot for drop off, please pull into a parking space so that you do not block the crosswalk or other cars. Also, please do not use the reserved spaces for drop off, and remember that the handicapped spaces require a sticker for use. It is recommended that you allow extra time on rainy days and frosty mornings. During pick up, please return to your cars immediately to minimize delays and follow the guidance of those that are directing traffic.

Upcoming February Events


School Events:

February 1st- School Spirit Day- Wear Green

February 4th- World Read Aloud Week Begins

February 13th- Second Grade Show

February 14th- Valentine's Day

February 18th-20th- Winter Recess

February 25th- Kids Heart Challenge Begins


*Please see the calendar for additional events and activities