Amanda Moore Elementary School
NOVEMBER 2016 CHALKBOARD NEWS
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Please make sure to check out Mr. Bennett's live Facebook feed of the event, which can be found at the link below.
A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Ericson for organizing and supervising this wonderful group activity.
Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI)
The Michigan CSI - The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative and OK2SAY program will be presented to Amanda Moore students, families and community members on November 28, 2016.
The Department of the Attorney General is proud to feature these two customized programs to protect children across the state.
The CSI presentation times will be as follows:
Kdg & 1st Grade / 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Grade / 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
4th & 5th Grade / 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.
Parent & Community / 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Library)
The primary theme of the K – 1st grade presentation is the “3 Keeps.” Students are instructed to (1) Keep Safe by carefully guarding their personal information online; (2) Keep Away from Internet strangers; and (3) Keep Telling parents or a trusted adult about anything that makes them uncomfortable. This presentation features a video from Common Sense Media that discusses important rules for being safe online and a video from Sesame Street that encourages children to seek the help of an adult they trust when faced with challenging situations like bullying.
The 2nd – 3rd grade seminar presentation discusses important rules for being safe online and encourages students to seek the help of a trusted adult when faced with challenging situations. Using Brain Pop videos, the presentation discusses the need to have permission to go online and to visit only sites where permission has been granted from a teacher or trusted adult. The second video emphasizes how to recognize and respond to a bully.
The 4th – 5th grade presentation teaches students to recognize common Internet predator grooming techniques, as well as additional appropriate responses to bullying and cyberbullying. Dynamic videos are provided compliments of SweetyHigh, the Ad Council, the National Crime Prevention Council, ShakeState, and Ahmir. The students are also introduced to the OK2SAY student safety program and encouraged to always talk to a trusted adult before contacting OK2SAY.
The parent/community seminar provides practical tools including Internet safety tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) realize the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) identify the possible privacy risks of different apps; 5) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 6) identify cyberbully warning signs and develop a plan of action. This presentation also covers what the students see in their respective presentations, as well as what OK2SAY is, and how it works.
Upcoming PTO Meeting
AMANDA MOORE DAILY BROADCAST
THE AMANDA MOORE SHARING TREE
ENVIRONMENTAL TIP OF THE MONTH
Waste free lunches use less paper and plastic, which reduces our need to harvest trees and burn fossil fuels. Both of which benefit wildlife and wild places.
- Buy in bulk. Single serving portions add up to a lot of extra packaging. Instead, buy large containers and divide into individual portions in reusable containers.
- Only pack as much food as your child will eat. Extra food goes to waste.
- Label all of your reusables with your child's name to minimize loss.
PLEASE USE VS TRY TO AVOID
Reusable lunch boxes VS paper and plastic bags
Reusable containers VS disposable bags or single serve packs
Refillable drink bottles VS single use drink boxes or pouches
Cloth napkins VS paper napkins and paper towels
Reusable utensils VS disposable plastic utensils
AMANDA MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Romeo Community Schools:
Board of Education:
Mrs. Anita Banach, President
Mr. Michael Antoine, Vice President