Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's a GREAT day to be a Cardinal!
August 20, 2021
We just completed our first full week of school and what a great week it was. Students are doing such a great job settling into their routines.
Next week we will enter the month of September. The middle school will be implementing the Social Emotional Learning program Thriving Learning Communities .This program provides in-class lessons focused on your child’s strengths and development of social and emotional learning skills. We are just getting started and have been exploring how our individual strengths can help us feel good about ourselves, strengthen friendships, and reach our goals.
Watch for tips and suggestions every couple of weeks on how you can team up with us as we work together to support the social and academic growth of your child. For example, the next few weeks would be a great time for you to ask your child about their own strengths and how they are is using them each day. Ask your child to teach you some of the “strengths language” they are beginning to learn.
Here are a few great questions to get you started:
• What are some of the strengths?
• What does optimism mean?
• What is “strengths spotting”?
You could also discuss with them how they think their own strengths help them at home and at school.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Have a great weekend.
Mark Your Calendars
YMCA Afterschool Program
Ten Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
According to Kidshealth from Nemours, parental support plays an important part in helping preteens and teens succeed in middle school. However, as students grow more independent during these years, it can be hard for parents to know which situations call for involvement and which call for a more behind-the-scenes approach.
Here are 10 ways to keep your child on track for academic success in middle school:
1. Attend Open House and Parent-Teacher Conferences
2. Visit the School and Its Website
3. Support Homework Expectations
4. Send Your Child to School Ready to Learn
5. Instill Organization Skills
6. Teach Study Skills
7. Know the Disciplinary and Bullying Policies
8. Get Invovled
9. Take Attendance Seriously
10. Make Time to Talk About School
If you want to read more about these strategies to help your child be successful, please follow the link below.
Return to School Guidelines
Seventh Grade Shot Requirements
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:24 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.