P.S. 23 Eagle Weekly

September 19 - September 23, 2022

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βœ‰οΈ A Letter To Our Eagle Families

Welcome Back! We hope everyone had a wonderful Summer. As we blinked our eyes, we ended up here, in the 2nd full week of school. Time flies when you're having this much fun! We would like to thank you for a very smooth opening of the new school year. Students have adjusted well thus far. A heartfelt welcome to our new families and a sincere welcome back to our returning families.


Family Handbook, Traffic, & Safety


A copy of our Family Handbook was sent to you through REMIND, which was created to provide clarity on our policies and expectations. It is a guide to help you be actively involved in our school and your child’s education in a positive manner. If you have not done so already, please complete the last page sign-off form (front to back) and the Emergency Home Contact Form and return it to your child’s teacher ASAP. With safety and school rules in mind, if you park illegally or don’t follow the traffic regulations around our school the NYPD will issue tickets without warning. For the safety of our students and families:



  • please be patient, kind, & courteous
  • follow all traffic laws & parking rules
  • do not cut off other cars on the Morning Stop & Drop Lane or park on the school side of Natick Street
  • when visiting the school or picking up a child all parents/guardians & guests MUST bring a valid photo id with them.



7 Habits of Happy Kids


This past May we were recertified as model Leaders In Me Lighthouse School. We infuse the 7 Habits of Happy Kids leadership habits and life lessons into our curricula and build student voice and reflection into all activities. Students will play an active role in unpacking and acting in accordance with our school's Vision & Mission statement. Students will use Student Leadership Portfolios to track their leadership journey throughout the school year. Leadership Portfolios are key to motivating and empowering students to take charge of their own learning, instill a growth-oriented mindset, serve as a visual score tracker for each student’s progression, and understand the importance of tracking goals. Depending on the grade level, students will be taught to set and monitor goals, record information about what makes them special as an individual, track their learning and celebrations, and journal their reflections. Our goal is to prepare our students to function independently, so we want students to apply for roles they are interested in and take responsibility to carry out the duties during their term of service. For those who are unaware or need a refresher on the 7 Habits, they are as follows:


Habit 1- Be Proactive (foundational habit); Basic Definition- β€œYou’re in charge”; Highly Effective Practices- Pause and respond based on values of mutual benefit and integrity, focus on what you have influence over, not concerns you have no control over.


Habit 2- Begin With the End in Mind; Basic Definition- β€œHave a Plan”; Highly Effective Practices- Define what the outcomes and desired results are before acting, and develop a personal purpose or mission statement.


Habit 3- Put First things First; Basic Definition- β€œWork First, Then Play”; Highly Effective Practices- Focus on your highest priorities (school work and relationships), block out the unimportant, and plan activities accordingly.


Habit 4- Think Win-Win; Basic Definition- β€œEveryone Can Win”; Highly Effective Practices- Build an emotional bank account with others, have a balance of courage and consideration, and consider what is a win for others as well as what a win is for you. Remember competition is good because it can drive us to be better, as long as it doesn’t compromise values of sportsmanship and a β€œwin at all cost” attitude doesn’t develop, where getting your way is the only way.


Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood; Basic Definition- β€œListen Before You Talk”; Highly Effective Practices- Value others' input. Look to truly understand another person and listen with empathy and understanding. Express your point of view respectfully.


Habit 6- Synergize; Basic Definition- β€œTogether is Better”; Highly Effective Practices- Value differences and seek to find new and improved solutions that are spirited in mutual benefit.


Habit 7- Sharpen the Saw; Basic Definition- β€œBalance Feels Best”; Highly Effective Practices- Renewal of your mind, body, spirit, and heart (social/emotional), through learning, writing, reading, and teaching (mind); healthy eating, exercise, and rest (body); spending time reflecting and doing things that you love to do (spirit); building strong social connections to others by effectively communicating feelings and thoughts and spending quality time together (heart).

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Family Technology SupportHub - DIIT Help Desk

Students and families are encouraged to submit a ticket online before calling the Help Desk.

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🏫 PTA Corner

Join us for our 1st In-person PTA Meeting on 9/29/2022 @ 6 PM. Following DOE Regulations all guests are respectfully asked to show their vaccination cards.

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SEPTEMBER 2022

Virtues of the Month: 7 Habits of Happy Kids

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids- Sammy's Bored

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πŸ—“οΈ Upcoming Events @ P.S. 23 πŸ“…

September

9/22- School Pictures

9/26 & 9/27- SCHOOL CLOSED- Rosh Hashanah

9/29- PTA Welcome Back to School Meeting


October

10/3 - SLT Meeting- In-person

10/5- Yom Kippur

10/10- SCHOOL CLOSED- Italian Heritage Day (Columbus Day)

10/21- Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day

10/21- Trunk or Treat @ 6:00 PM

10/27- Open Town Hall Safety Meeting & PTA Meeting @ 9:00 AM

10/31- Halloween Parade

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