August 23, 2019
Dr. Kerrin Weatherwax
KerrinWeatherwa@usd475.org/ ext. 4863
American History - Welcome Back
We've had a wonderful week. This week students learned more about our countries foundation.
- The Thirteen Colonies
- Grievances with King George III
- Patriots, Loyalists, & Neutralists
- Declaration of Independence
Please start a conversation about any of these topics! Hopefully they can tell you something you don't already know! Students have done great this week, I've loved getting to know them better each day. What a wonderful group! That you parents for raising such great individuals. I'm very thankful.
If you have any questions or comments please contact me at Jillianreilly@usd475.org
Foundations Language Arts
Please Don't Be Absent!
Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.
When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.
But when kids are absent for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact.As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.
For more information, you can visit http://absencesaddup.org/importance-of-school-attendance/