BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL ...

and "THE LEADER IN ME" in action at SPES

BREAKFAST WITH THE PRINCIPAL WEDNESDAY

Please join Ms. Lemaire and students who are actively incorporating "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" and "The Leader in Me" process into their lives. Next Wednesday, January 20th, in the Parish Life Center, Ms. Lemaire and friends will give parents in attendance information about "The Leader in Me" process which officially kicked off at SPES on January 5th when we returned to school for the second semester.

We will have coffee and king cake from 6:50 - 7:10 a.m. and we will get started with the program promptly at 7:15 a.m. so that you can leave by 8:15 a.m. to get to work. Don't miss it - this is your chance to see how our students are taking ownership of the program and incorporating the "Seven Habits" into everything they do! PreK - 8th grade students will be presenting.

FOR VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SPES KICK-OFF SYNERGY ASSEMBLY CLICK ON

http://www.stpiuselementary.org/about-us/tlim-videos.cfm

Remember that videos of large groups of our students, assemblies, etc. are password protected and not to be shared on social media. Your password for these videos is: spesleaders

STUDENTS TAKING THE LEAD ...

*First graders beginning with the end in mind: The first graders in Mrs. Rachel Mullet's class are setting their own Accelerated Reader goals after considering how many points they earned last quarter. Some students have chosen to work to double or triple their library goals and Mrs. Mullett and her assistant, Mrs. Jennifer Trahan, have noticed more students choosing "Read to Self" centers during guided reading centers. Mrs. Mullet and Ms. Jennifer can't wait to see how much the class reads this quarter!
*Eighth graders are discussing how PROACTIVE language is better than REACTIVE language. They have even created a poster with Proactive and Reactive words. Examples of phrases on their poster are: "I'll help" instead of "Do I have to?" and "I'd love to" instead of "Why do I have to?" Phrases such as "I will" instead of "If only, "I can choose a different approach" instead of "That's just the way I am" and "Let's look at all of the alternatives" instead of "There's nothing I can do" are all helping students to communicate more effectively and embrace Stephen Covey's Seven Habits.