Answer to December Riddle: What goes up but never comes back down? Your Age
January Riddle: What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?
Happy New Year!! We hope that you had a wonderful winter break and were able to spend lots of time with loved ones.
Every new year brings opportunities for reflection and growth and January is the perfect month to talk about setting goals for the upcoming year. Goal setting is important for us to stay focused and motivated to accomplish tasks. Encourage your child to set a goal for home and school. Goals can be as simple as brushing your teeth everyday or as lofty as earning grades to attend an Honor Roll trip. The point is to set a goal and stick to it. Revisit goals regularly and don’t get discouraged if you get off track, simply get back on board and keep moving towards your target.
To make sure that your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be SMART:
Specific (simple, sensible, significant)
Measurable (meaningful, motivating)
Achievable (agreed, attainable)
Relevant (reasonable, realistic, results-based)
Time bound (time-based, time limited, time sensitive)
Enrollment: Approximately 390 students
Acknowledgments: Our December Employee of the Month is Aaron Cherry. Mr. Cherry is our technology teacher, but wears multiple hats to support students, staff, and the district. He goes out of his way to build positive relationships with both staff and students. We appreciate Mr. Cherry’s dedication to Gerber School. Let’s give a big shout out to Mr. Cherry for making a difference everyday! Thank you for all that you do, Mr. Cherry!!
Interested in getting more involved? Gerber School has openings on our School Site Council (SSC) committee and we are looking for new parent members. SSC is a parent advisory committee that is comprised of parents, teachers, classified staff and administration. We meet once a month to review school goals and priorities and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Please contact Jenny Montoya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 385-1041 for more information.
Jan 7th: First Day back to school
Jan 8th-10th: PBIS Expectation Rodeo
Jan 10th: December Student of the Month Assembly
Jan 16th- 5:30-7:00 Movie Night in the Cafeteria
Jan 20th: No School
Jan 24th: PBIS Assembly
Jan 28th: STEM Night 5:30-6:30
Jan 31st: Student of the Month Assembly
** * Lassen View Tournament Jan 22nd-24th.
Tues, 7th - 3:45 PM @ Gerber vs Los Molinos
Thurs, 9th - 4:00 PM @ Gerber vs Reeds Creek
Mon, 13th - 4:00 PM @ Gerber vs Lake
Tues, 14th - 3:45 PM @ Gerber vs Bend
Wed, 15th - 3:45 PM @ Gerber vs Lassen View
Thurs,16th - 3:30 PM @ Richfield vs Gerber
Tues, 21st - 3:30 PM @ Gerber vs Flournoy
Mon, 27th - 4:00 PM @ Gerber vs Los Molinos
Tues, 28th - 3:45 PM @ Bend vs Gerber
Thurs, 30th - 3:45 PM @ Gerber vs Day Break
Tues, 7th - 4:45 PM@ Gerber vs Los Molinos
Thurs, 9th - 5:00 PM @ Gerber vs Reeds Creek
Mon, 13th - 5:00 PM @ Gerber vs Lake
Tues, 14th - 4:45 PM @ Gerber vs Bend
Wed, 15th - 4:45 PM @ Gerber vs Lassen View
Thurs,16th - 4:00 PM @ Richfield vs Gerber
Tues, 21st - 4:30 PM @ Gerber vs Flournoy
Mon, 27th - 5:00 PM @ Gerber vs Los Molinos
Tues, 28th - 4:45 PM @ Bend vs Gerber
Thurs, 30th - 4:45 PM @ Gerber vs Day Break
SEB Team - Self Management
What is Self-Management?
The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
Why is Self-Management important?
Self-management is a key component for all learning whether for academic subjects, other content areas, or skills like playing a musical instrument. Self-management allows students to follow through on plans to complete assignments, study for tests, manage emotions and stay focused in class. Self-regulation skills are an aspect of developing healthy self-management skills. Follow the links below for more information on self-regulation strategies you can use at home with your child.
Goal Setting for Academic Success
The new year is an opportunity to create new goals and start fresh. As you set new goals for yourself talk to your child about what school based goals they might want to set. This is an opportunity to assess what has been working and what new changes your child wants to make at school. You can use the Aeries app to look up student grades and discuss setting goals for a specific academic area or reducing the amount of missing assignments. You can also reach out to your child’s teacher to discuss areas of improvement and set goals.
Steps for setting goals:
Determine what you want to achieve.
Break down how you will get there.
Write it down and display in a place you can see it everyday.
Make it stick.Keep reminding yourself of the goal you want to achieve.
Do one thing every day that brings you closer to your goals.
Click on the videos below for more information on how to set goals with your child.