The Viking Voice

October 12, 2022

October is Bully Prevention Month


This month our school is working together to stand up against bullying. We will also participate in Red Ribbon week, October 24th-28th, to support making healthy choices.

Students have been learning about big vs. little problems in counseling classes this school year. Have a family discussion about what a big problem is, a little problem, and what our choices are in each situation.

Our Character Trait Word of the Month is: GRIT. Grit means, refusing to give up when life gets hard. Set a family goal and practice grit when obtaining the goal seems hard!

How can you help our school prevent bullying?

  • Help your child understand what bullying is (imbalance of power, being mean on purpose, repetitive.)
  • Communicate often with your child.
  • Encourage kids to do what they love.
  • Model how to treat others with kindness and respect.

Kelso's choices

Little Problems: Problems that we are smart enough and strong enough to handle with a Kelso Choice.

Big Problems: Something that is scary, dangerous, or can cause someone to get hurt.

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Free Weekend Meals!

Our school is partnering with the West Alabama Food bank to supply family's in need with a weekend meal bag for their students. If you are not already receiving a weekend meal bag, and would like for your student to begin receiving one, please let your child's teacher know or email our school social worker at this is done discreetly and is a free service to any student who would like a meal bag.

Math Night!

Literacy Night was so much fun! Math Night will be on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-7pm. Come see what your student's are doing at school and learn about the strategies they are using!

Important Dates:

United Way Dress Up Days

  • Friday October 14th: Hat day for United way! Bring a dollar for United way and wear your favorite hat!

  • Friday October 21st:Team spirit day for United Way. Bring a dollar and wear your favorite jersey!

Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday, October 24th: Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week!

  • Tuesday, October 25th: Disney Day...Wear a Disney shirt! "All dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them."

  • Wednesday, October 26th: Neon Day! "My future is bright."

  • Thursday, October 27th: Wear animal print! "Being Drug Free is no Prob-Llama."

  • Friday, October 28th: Pajama Day! "Put Drugs to Sleep."