October 13, 2017
The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
In addition, the way that we talk to our children will have a great effect on how they view themselves. Even when they make bad choices, they need to hear that you LOVE them but you do not like and will not stand for their bad behavior. We need to deal with the behavior that the child is exhibiting without demeaning the child. When you send your child off to school in the morning, do it in a positive way. Say goodbye, I love you and have a good day. When you see them at the end of the day, don't be too busy or too distracted to give them a warm smile and a hug.
Just recently I witnessed a little girl go running to her parent at the end of a long day, saying, "Mommy, Mommy" with her arms outstretched for a hug. Mommy apparently was having a bad day and responded in a very negative way that also included inappropriate language. What must this little girl have thought and how will it affect the way that she develops if this is what is modeled to her? Our children are watching all the time.
JV Girls Volleyball Team are our league champions!
Please sign the paper midterm and return it to school on Monday. The emailed copy is for your records. You can either print it or you can download and save it on your computer.
We are nearly through with MAP testing
Trunk or Treat is Coming Up Soon
Early Release and No School
Communication and Contact information
If you are sending someone to pick up your child, they need to be on your pickup list and they need to have ID. If you are sending someone who is not on the list, please call in advance. We have a problem nearly every day with someone coming to pick up a child who either is not on the list or does not have ID.
Dismissal, Car seats and Seatbelts
I would also like to remind parents of Florida Seatbelt and Safety Seat laws as we have noticed many infractions. Here is the law, for your review.
Child Safety Seat and Seat Belt Laws
Children should always be buckled up or in a proper child restraint, and should encourage everyone to buckle up for safety.
Florida law requires the use of seat belts or child restraint devices by drivers of motor vehicles, all front seat passengers and all children riding in a vehicle under 18.
Florida’s safety belt law is a primary enforcement law, meaning that an officer can stop a vehicle and issue a citation simply for observing a safety belt or restraint violation.
Children should be in the rear seats until at least age 12, since deployed front seat air bags can be dangerous to children.
Child Restraints – Car Seats and Booster Seats
Florida law requires children age 5 and under to be secured properly in a crash-tested, federally approved child restraint device.
Children ages 0 to 3 must be in child restraint devices of a separate carrier or a vehicle manufacturer’s integrated child seat.
- Children age 4 and 5 must be in a separate carrier, integrated child seat or booster seat.
We are doing much better! Please remember the following.
1st thru 4th grade parents... we are trying something new for your dismissal as this is the busiest time. We will see if it works out. For now, 1st and 2nd grade, please take the lane closest to the school. 3rd and 4th grade, take the lane closer to the cars. K4 and K5, stay where you are, which is the lane closest to the school. 5th through 8th grade, pull in either lane.
It is getting better, thank you for your cooperation. Please encourage your children to be WATCHING OUT FOR YOUR CAR! The biggest delays occur when a class is late coming out or when a child is not paying attention and does also not respond to his/her name being called.
Boxtops for Education
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
- Thursday, October 26: Early Release, end of 1st quarter
- Friday, October 27: Teacher Work Day, No School. OOS available but will close at 3PM on this day. Must sign up in advance.
- Friday, October 27: Trunk or Treat 5PM - 8PM
- Monday, October 30, Cherrydale Farms Fall Sale Kickoff!!!!
There is early release on Thursday, October 26th and No School on Friday, October 27th. OOS will be available to those that register in advance on the 27th but it will CLOSE AT 3PM on this day. Our 2nd Annual TRUNK OR TREAT will be on Friday, October 27th from 5PM to 8PM. More information will follow but it will be a really fun event this year!