Moreau Heights Principal Newsletter

November 2017

Message from the Principal

October was a busy month here at Moreau Heights! Pictures, Fundraiser, Carnival, PBS Celebration, etc. Thank you for your support of our school!


Thank you to families who made time to sit down with teachers to discuss their child's progress. It is exciting to see the gains for students and to share that with families!


November is flying by and we will be into the holiday season soon. Thank you for taking care to see that your child is getting adequate sleep and care to stay healthy. We want to keep our students at school so they can learn - ATTENDANCE MATTERS!


It has been great to get our Watch DOGS program up and running. Our students have loved having the kind Dad faces around the school and the extra support. If you are interested in participating in the awesome program, contact me at suzanna.haugen@jcschools.us. I would love to help you get involved!



Sue Haugen

Principal


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Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 7

- Cookie Dough Fundraiser kick-off


Friday, November 10

- Yearbook group pictures


Tuesday, November 14

- Conscious Discipline Parent Group, grades k-1, 11:00 in library

- PTO meeting 6:00 in library


Wednesday, November 15

- 4th and 5th grade musical program - Dance Around the World 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 16

- Quarter 2 Progress Reports sent home


Friday, November 17

- PBS Assemblies (grades 3-5 at 8:30; grades k-2 at 9:40)


Monday, November 20

- Cookie Dough Fundraiser orders due


Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24

- No School, Thanksgiving break


Wednesday, November 29

- Major Saver Fundraiser Kick Off


Thursday, November 30

- Family Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:00

Important Information

  • Please follow our procedures for morning drop-off and pick-up that have been created to keep our students safe. We use the lower driveway, of off Carol Street. Staff will be present to help with unloading and loading cars. DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS ALONG THE FRONT CURB BETWEEN 7:30 and 8:15.


  • If you need to change transportation plans for the day, please contact the office, 659-3180, by 2:15.


  • We believe in supporting our students as a COMMUNITY, which means we value working with families to see that students are successful. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact his/her teacher to discuss things. Our teachers are happy to work with parents for student success!


  • Feel free to join your child for lunch any day! Talk to your child's teacher about specific lunch times.

Focus on Parenting

The Delayed or "Anticipatory" Consequence

By Jim Fay


Immediate consequences work really well with rats, pigeons, mice, and monkeys. In real-world homes, they typically create more problems than they solve.

Problems with Immediate Consequences

  • Most of us have great difficulty thinking of an immediate consequence in the heat of the moment.
  • We "own" the problem rather than handing it back to our child. In other words, we are forced to do more thinking than our child.
  • We are forced to react while we are still upset.
  • We don't have time to anticipate how our child will react to our response.
  • We don't have time to put together a reasonable plan and a support team to help us carry it out.
  • We often end up making threats we can't back up.
  • We generally fail to deliver a strong dose of empathy before providing the consequence.

Take care of yourself, and give yourself a break!

The next time your child does something inappropriate, experiment with saying, "Oh no. This is so sad. I'm going to have to do something about this! But not now…later."

It's even okay to say, "I'm so angry about this right now that I better calm down before I talk with you about it. I make better decisions when I'm calm."

The Love and Logic® Anticipatory Consequence allows you time to "anticipate" whose support you might need, how your child might react, and how to make sure that you can actually follow through with a logical consequence. This technique also allows your child to "anticipate" or think about a wide array of possible consequences.

This technique gains its power from basic conditioning. When we consistently follow, "I'm going to have to do something about this. We'll talk later," with empathy and consequences, "I'm going to have to do something," becomes a consequence in and of itself…an "anticipatory" consequence.

People who are really successful implementing this skill purchased Parenting with Love and Logic

Nominate a Difference Maker!

Know a Difference Maker at Moreau Heights? Have a teacher or other staff member who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference for your child or our school, nominate them to be recognized for their work!


Nominate someone using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF26vyi_N-OLS8LYgj9MiguKIhljajZLpfYhkcpm_-M3Tr1Q/viewform

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