Pauline Central Primary School

Jag-Wire Weekly Parent Update, January 15, 2021

Safely Back Together Again

Thank you all to an amazing start to the third nine weeks! Our students and teachers are working hard to follow health and safety guidelines while engaging in learning opportunities!


With the recent events in our country, your child may have questions about some of the images they are seeing on the television and/or social media. Be sure to check out some of the resources in this newsletter to talk to your child about current events.


COVID-19 transmission in Shawnee County remains extremely high. We will continue to be diligent with the following safety precautions at school: 1) Temperature checks, 2) Six-feet of social distancing, 3) Facial masks, 4) Regular hand washing, and 5) Frequent disinfecting. It is important for students to follow these same precautions outside of the school day as well. A common goal we share is to have our students remain in school full-time. Thank you for sending your child masked up and with their water bottles; Please continue to partner with your grade level teachers to support focused learning.

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“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream was a manifestation of hope that humanity might one day get out of its own way by finding the courage to realize that love and nonviolence are not indicators of weakness but gifts of significant strength.” ―Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I

Family Engagement Night A Huge Success!

We had roughly 70% of our families attend our first ever Virtual Family Engagement Night. The evening was filled with fun! We read a snowman story, made a snowman, and then honed our science and math skills as we invented a trap for our snowman. Creativity and smiles were everywhere. Thank you to the Discovery Center of Kansas for their generation donation which helped us make this night possible for our families.


We are working on a video including all of the pictures that have been pouring in. We will be sure to share it with everyone as soon as it is ready. A random drawing was held for a gift card to a local restaurant. Winners were: Teagan and Berit Cessna, Ka'Liyah Alexander, and Bronx York. Winners will be contacted next week to pick up your gift cards.

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Mark Your Calendars- Upcoming Important Dates

January 22 - SOM Assembly (video will be shared)

February 2 - PTO; 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

February 9 - Valentine's Parties - classroom teachers will be sharing more information

February 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences via zoom (in-person may be requested if needed); 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences via zoom (in-person may be requested if needed); 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

February 12 - NO SCHOOL

February 15 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day for Teachers

Character Trait for January - Kindness

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PTO - Are you ready for some Cookie Dough?

Our PTO will meet again on Tuesday, February 2. We will meet via zoom and the time has been changed to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate working families. We will discuss our spring cookie dough fundraiser and meals for teachers during PT conferences. Contact Ashley Rogers arogers82713@yahoo.com for the Zoom link to attend.

Talking with your child about current events

No matter how old your children are, threatening or upsetting news can affect them emotionally. Here are a few different resources our counselors have provided that might be helpful when talking to children about current events:


https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/explaining-the-news-to-our-kids

Lunch Menu for January

Pauline Central Primary School

The mission of the Pauline Schools is for all children to achieve their highest level of performance as responsible and respectful citizens.