Corbett Grade School
Welcome to the month of February! This month, students will be participating in our February Heart Challenge. Students will be learning jump rope skills while raising money to support the American Heart Association. Developing healthy habits and finding fun ways to move is a great start for our students.
In addition, many classes will also spend sometime this month talking about making and keeping friends. We will continue to spend time talking about what to do when there’s a conflict in a friendship. Another way we hope to help is to spend time teaching students about what healthy friendships look like and what friendship boundaries are.
In this newsletter:
- LETRS Professional Development
- February Heart Challenge
- Kindergarten Kick Off
- Application to Attend
- Lost and Found
- Student Illness Procedures
Corbett Grade School Principal
LETRS Professional Development
Corbett Grade School Staff Professional Development
This school year many of our grade school licensed staff are participating in a professional program to help better understand how the reading process works. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) provides educators and administrators a deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts. LETRS teaches the skills needed to master the fundamentals of reading instruction—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. This opportunity for professional development is paid for by HB4030 grant from the State of Oregon with the purpose of recruiting and retaining educators.
Learn more about LETRS:
Principal Chat Opportunities
Tuesday, February 7 at 8:00am in person at the grade school
Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00pm online
February Heart Challenge
Corbett Has Heart!
Join us in learning about heart health and raising funds to protect all hearts – especially other kids' hearts! Through fun activities we’ll discover ways to take care of our hearts and brains while practicing kindness, gratitude and learning ways to de-stress. Plus, we have the chance to earn PE equipment for our school!
1) Students that register early online will get a special shoutout at the Kick Off Assembly.
2) Any student that raises $150 will get to Silly String Ms. Young and others!!
3) The class with the most participation will earn a class party with Popsicles!
4) Students that complete Finn’s Mission will earn a certificate on the wall!!
Application to Attend
Non-resident families that have a child that will be entering kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year are required to complete an Application to Attend Form for their incoming kindergartener. Please visit www.corbett.k12.or.us for more information or contact the grade school office.
Click on the title "Lost and Found" to see photos of a lot of jackets, sweatshirts, and other items left by students. To help reunite these items to their owners, please look at the items, find the number, and contact your student's teacher or our grade school office (cevans@corbett.K12.or.us or email@example.com).
Please contact the office if you are missing any Airpods? We also have a growing number of jackets and sweatshirts in our current "Lost and Found" near the grade school gym! A great way to help your student keep track of their coat, is to put their name on the inside label. Most coats have a place to add this information and it makes reuniting coats and with their owner a lot easier for our staff!
K/1 ICE AGE MUSEUM on February 6, 7, and 8
Our 2/3 classrooms ROCK and are learning about them too!
Inclement Weather and School Closures
Student Illness Procedure
Reminder about when to keep your child home...
Students should remain at home when they have:
- Fever (100.4 or higher) or chills
- May return after 24 hours fever free without the use of medication
- May return if the cough is improving
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- May return after 48 hours
- New rash or sores
- Red eyes with drainage
- Anyone who has symptoms of illness OR tests positive for COVID-19 should:
- Stay home and notify their child's teacher and the grade school office.
- Wear a well-fitting, multi-layered mask around other people.
- If symptoms last longer than 24 hours, consider testing for COVID-19 or visit a healthcare provider.
- Our grade school has free COVID-19 home tests available, contact the office for more information.
If symptoms of illness appear while at school, students will wait in a space away from healthy students until they are picked up by a parent/guardian. Make sure the school has correct phone numbers so that someone can be reached in case your student needs to be picked up.
If you have health questions, call your school nurse or your healthcare provider.
Upcoming Important Events
Monday, February 20 - President’s Day NO SCHOOL
Friday, February 24 - Friday School
Thursday, March 2 - End of the Second Trimester
Friday, March 3 - Trimester 2 Assessment Day
March 27-30 - SPRING BREAK
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, May 31 - GS Portfolio Night 4pm -7:30pm
Friday, June 2 - Friday School and Last Day of School