Eagle's Eye View
Parent Edition, 15 December 2015
From the Principal's Desk / Desde el escritorio del director
Dear Parents and Families,
We have reached the end of the first semester and thus far it has been a wonderful year! Your children are beautiful and are acquiring a lot of Spanish, as well as learning a lot of the skills needed to be successful in their education.
I wanted to share a little with you about language and literature at an early age, as well as give you all some ideas of what can be done at home to help your child, or children, become more bilingual at a more advanced level. Your participation in your child's education is the best participation available.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season, and I want you to know that it has been wonderful to share these past months with you all.
Estimados Padres y Familias,
¡Hemos llegado al final del primer semestre y hasta el momento ha sido una año maravilloso! Sus hijos son hermosos y están adquiriendo una gran cantidad de español, así como aprendiendo mucho de las habilidades necesarias para tener éxito en su educación.
Quería compartir un poco con ustedes acerca de la lengua y la literatura a una edad temprana, así como dar todas algunas ideas de lo que se puede hacer en casa para ayudar a su hijo o hijos ser cada vez más bilingüe en un nivel más avanzado. Su participación en la educación de su hijo es la mejor participación disponible.
Espero que todos ustedes tengan una maravillosa temporada de vacaciones, y quiero que sepan que ha sido maravilloso compartir estos últimos meses con todos ustedes.
One Child, Two Languages- Unlimited Possibilities
Un Niño, dos Lenguas- Posibilidades Ilimitadas
We will provide and assist each student with a well-rounded and differentiated education that is centered around the immersion of the Spanish language and cultures to prepare them for a more global society.
Proveeremos y ayudaremos a cada estudiante con una educación diferenciada y completa que se centralice en la inmersión del lenguaje Español y sus culturas para prepararlos para una sociedad más global.
It's hard to believe that we are already at Winter break. So much has already happened and there is still a lot to come. Your generosity continues to know no bounds whether it's for PTA, the Foundation, our teachers and staff or each other. As we come to the end of this calendar year and our students & staff get a two week break, I hope you all have a restful and relaxing time and your children are ready to come back in January completely refreshed.
On behalf of this year's PTA board and committee chairs, we wish you a Happy Holidays, a fantastic break and a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your support so far.
We’re making it easier for you to log your volunteer hours. In addition to the white binder in the front office where you can write in your hours, there’s now a convenient online option. Visit the school website zarrow.tulsaschools.org, look under the main PTA tab and click on Volunteer Hours. Once the page opens select the email link, add up your hours and hit send. You’re putting in the time and effort, so make your hours count!
Don't be an airhead!
Join us Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
This righteous, adult-only shin-dig will feature food from Tulsa's primo restaurants, drinks, silent and live auctions, bead game, and much more.
Tickets are available now - visit http://zis.schoolauction.net/vz2016/
• Donate silent auction items or SIGN UP to donate a silent auction basket for a chance to win 2 General Admission tickets: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4CADAD2DA0FE3-silent
• Get donated gift cards or wine bottles valued at $20 or more for the Gift Card Pull and Wine Pull
• Watch for opportunities to volunteer!
KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST NEWS AND NEWEST AUCTION ITEMS - FIND US ON INSTAGRAM @VIVAZARROW
- Banner ads are available now! Contact Vanessa McLearen at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit zarrowschoolfoundation.org/banner-ads for more info!
- Thanks for supporting HZIS Foundation this year!
- Have a wonderful break, and Happy Holidays!
A Word from the Counselor
This month our character trait is self-control. What is self-control? Self-control is willpower over one’s actions. We all know that success in school takes more than sheer intelligence. Being successful in the classroom requires the ability to reject urges to talk to one’s neighbor or play in one’s desk. It means being able to listen and perform a task in spite of feelings that might suggest other activities. It means having self-control.
Being successful with peers also requires self-control. In order to make positive connections with peers children must be able to ignore desires to interrupt or jump into games prematurely.
In any school students struggle with impulse control and Zarrow is no exception. These students are reactive to situations. They often do not take time to stop and think what the consequences might be, and they are the students who may lack friends, get in trouble at school because of poor choices they make, and suffer poor grades ( not because they cannot do the work but rather they choose to race through their work sacrificing quality). Not only do the students experience frustration in their lives, their parent and/or caregiver, as well.
Two messages that we emphasize this month in light of self -control are the following. First, think before you speak! Second, you are responsible for your own actions. With children who are impulsive, the following techniques may be helpful. With younger children teach them to: Stop and think and calm down by putting their hand on their tummy and saying “Stop”.
With older children we ask them to: Stop and think; take three deep breaths, count backwards slowly in Spanish from 10 to 1; think calming thoughts like go to their favorite place and talk to themselves. This gives them the opportunity to calm down and to think before they speak or act. When they successfully do this, they exhibit self-control.
Sometimes impulses are easier to control than at other times. Listed below are some potential impulsive behaviors.
- Ask permission to join in on others ‘games.
- Stand patiently in line for turn at the water fountain.
- Think of several solutions to a problem before you try one.
- Remember to raise hand in class before speaking.
- Stop self from interrupting parents’ phone conversations.
- Keep hands to self.
This month we will focus on self-control in light of some of the aforementioned examples in order to be productive Zarrow Águilas.
CHARACTER IS HOW WE LIVE LIFE.
I am grateful to be a part of all the good things at Zarrow!
January 12 - PTA General Meeting - Chili Cook-off (more details to come)
January 25 - Skate Night
January 26 - Dinner Club @ Sisserou's
4th Grade Friendship Grams coming in January
January 15 - Kindergarten applications are due to TPS Enrollment Center - Tours are mandatory even with an older sibling already present at Zarrow. Remaining tours are January 5 - 6 and January 12 - 14. Call Nalleli in the office to schedule.
Dec 21 - Luz Smith
Dec 26 - Shawna Farike
Jan 4 - Courtney Bennett