Top TEN News @ Weston

March 1, 2019

1. On Wednesday we practiced an “EVACUATION” drill as a whole school. Next week we will be practicing a ‘SHELTER’ drill. See the attached Standard Response Protocol to learn more.

2. Menu Change for March 4th:
Sausage wrapped in Pancake ( it’s like a breakfast corn dog)
potato cubes
Apple Juice

3. Our PTO is looking for Prize Donations for their upcoming Bowling Night. Contact our office if you have any ideas :)

4. At Weston Elementary, the Body Boundaries program will be presented in each classroom on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Social workers from Kids Talk, with expertise in the area of child abuse prevention, will present the program in our school. Trained mental health professionals will be on site at the school during the program to speak with any children who express safety concerns after the presentation. Per Indiana law, any disclosures of suspected child abuse or neglect must be reported to the Indiana Department of Child Services.

If you do not want your child to participate in Body Boundaries, you MUST complete an opt-out form. Please contact Mrs. Terry Miller, School Social Worker, for a copy of this form. All opt-out forms must be returned to the school office.

Please direct any questions regarding the Kids Talk program to Terry Miller, at (317) 462-1492 or temiller@gcsc.k12.in.us. To learn more about Kids Talk Body Boundaries program, please visit their website: http://www.aspireindiana.org/body-boundaries

5. The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment will take place the week of March 11-15 for all GCCSC Grade 3 students. This assessment measures foundational reading standards to Grade 3 students each spring. Want to learn more about this assessment? Go to https://www.doe.in.gov/assessment/iread-3-families

6. Greenfield Central Schools will be participating in a canned food drive March 4-8. Flyer is attached below.

7. March is Disability Awareness month and the Greenfield Central Schools will be participating in the Special Olympics Unified Schools Program. We have a fundraiser planned to support this effort. See the attached flyer and go to this link to learn more https://www.specialolympics.org/our-work/unified-schools

8. Are you looking for a preschool program for the 2019-2020 school year? Check out the attached flyer to learn more about the program we have at J.B. Stephens Elementary.

9. March 3-9 is School Social Work Week. During this week, we celebrate the work done by Mrs. Terry Miller, LCSW. Her work is a vital link in the school community as she advocates for students, parents, and teachers…calms students in distress and works to help them overcome difficulties...teaches social emotional skills to students...is a voice for kids and families who can’t find the words to express their needs...connects parents with resources (and at times finds these resources) to help in times of need… and works to help all who need her. In total, her work supports the school and the people in it -- helping kids and teachers be “ready to learn” every day. Thank you, Mrs. Miller!

10. The Inspiring Abilities Expo will be held at J.B. Stephens Elementary School on Saturday, March 2, 9am-1pm. This resource fair is designed to connect families with providers of programs and services that benefit adults and children with disabilities and mental health needs. A Medicaid Waiver Help Desk will be open, 60 organizations and programs will be represented, and presentations will be given. Free admission & childcare with registration at info@fuseinc.org
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