Stayton Elementary School
November Cheetah News
Mark your calendars for a great opportunity for grandparents to visit our school. Our annual grandparent's lunch will be held this month on Friday the 15th. I know both the grandparents and students love this day of the year. If you are able to attend this year and missed the flyer that went home in last week's Wednesday folders please visit our website for times and additional information. There are so many smiling faces, both with children and their grandparents, on this day. Hope to see you there.
Gearing up for the holidays can become a very busy time of year. Please remember to take time to read with your child. Reading with your child not only helps to promote good reading habits, it also exposes children to rich vocabulary, boost their self-esteem and is one of the best ways to develop bonds with your children. Challenge yourself to make those 20 minutes a day a priority for you and your child.
As I discussed last month, Stayton Elementary is in its second year implementing AVID Elementary at our school. AVID Elementary promotes a safe place to fail, attempt and persevere which are the defining characteristics of the growth mindset.
One of the aspects of AVID Elementary is to help our students begin to become familiar with college and career readiness. This is very introductory at this age. Once a month staff have been wearing items that help to support our favorite colleges.
2nd grade: Our Second Grade AVID focus this month has been teaching responsibility and organization through our AVID binders. Our students keep track of the monthly events in their monthly calendar. They track their ST math progress on their tracker and update their percentage as they grow. They also set weekly goals in their Letter Home, which also serves as a great way to communicate their learning with their families! Great job, learners!
3rd Grade: Third grade has been focused on organization this month. One way third graders use organization in the classroom is through binders. In their AVID binders, third graders use monthly calendars, weekly planners, and a variety of data tracking pages. Their data tracking pages give information on their current reading levels, math test scores, and ST Math percentages. This is useful for goal setting, as well as keeping parents updated on how their child is doing academically.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are November 4th - 7th
Thank you for being respectful of our teachers and students.
Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student's academic performance. that's just two days a month and that's known as chronic absence.
Halloween Happenings With the Staff
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Important Dates for November:
4th - Conferences & Book Fair 3:30-5:30
5th - Conferences & Book Fair 3:30-5:30
6th - Conferences & Book Fair 3:30-7:30
7th - Conferences & Book Fair 12:30-3:30
7th - Early Release Day 11:30
7th - PTC Meeting 6:30 (in the library)
8th - NO SCHOOL
11th - NO SCHOOL
14th - Picture Retake Day
14th - Ready for Kinder Class 5:30-7:00
15th - Grandparents Lunch & Book Fair
15th - Butterbraid & Pepperoni Fundraiser Begins!
18th - 20th, 22nd, 25th - 3rd grade Swim (Shryock)
27th-29th - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)