Conestoga News

Upcoming Dates to Remember

2/4 - Community Day

2/5 - Grading Day - NO SCHOOL

2/9 - CPTO Meeting 7pm

2/11 - 2/14 - Play - See info Below!

2/15 - Presidents Day -NO SCHOOL

2/17 - Synchronous Learning Day

2/17 - Immunization Exclusion Day

2/24 - Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL

Middle School Boundary Adjustments

In November, Superintendent Don Grotting announced the new Middle School Boundary Adjustment. As a result, some middle school assignments have changed. To check your student’s school assignment for next school year, input your home address into the school locator on the Beaverton School District website. (Make sure to select 2021-22 School Year Boundaries.)

In March, parents will receive further information from their middle school principal about forecasting (selecting classes) for next school year.

Some current 7th graders qualify for the Legacy Student Program. Instead of switching, this exception allows students who’ll be entering 8th grade during the 2021-22 school year the OPTION to remain at the middle school that they attended during this current school year. If this applies to your student, you’ll receive more information from the District.

Book Bus Dates

Please see the table below for upcoming Library Book Bus dates and exceptions.

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Please join Conestoga Drama Club online on February 11, 12, 13 & 14 for this exciting event.

If you're spending a long time at home, it can be a challenge to keep yourself occupied. Luckily, 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine is full of handy solutions, from putting on a musical with your dog, to becoming an announcer for a made-up sport, to falling in love with an inanimate object, to much, much more; our student actors perform online in a play that is sure to bring a laugh to anyone who finds themselves unexpectedly indoors.

Nurse News

Eat, Sleep, Move!

As we enter into a new year, often we make goals to improve our habits. Healthy habits and routines are important to manage and improve both mental and physical wellness. Especially while students are participating in distance learning, it’s easy to forget healthy eating, sleep routines, and normal exercise. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercise are linked with improvements in behavior, attention, mood, safety, school performance and attendance, and boosting immune systems. Here are a few tips.


Nutrition

· Try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

· Limit sugary drinks. *Did you know that in 12 ounces of soda, there are about 40 grams of sugar? That is 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one can!

· Focus on eating more fresh foods and less packaged foods.

· Occasional sweets are fine, but try not to make dessert a reward.

· Don’t engage in food battles, let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough.

· Choose healthy snacks throughout the day that include a protein so you stay full longer.

· Nutrition Resources: Free food resources are found on the Community Resources webpage. https://www.oregonfoodbank.org https://www.choosemyplate.gov/


Sleep

· According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to promote optimal health:

o Children 3-5 years old should sleep 10-13 hours per 24 hours

o Children 6-12 years old should sleep 9-12 hours

o Teenagers 13-18 years old should sleep 8-10 hours

· Set bedtime and wake-up times at the same time every day.

· Have a bedtime, wind-down routine.

· Remove electronics from the bedroom, keep it quiet, and at a comfortable temperature.

· Avoid large meals and caffeine before bed time.

· Sleep Resources: www.cdc.gov/sleep https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Supports-Childhood-Sleep-Guidelines.aspx


Exercise

· The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children and adolescents ages 6-17 get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

· Make moving together a regular part of your family life. Walk the dog, have a dance party, do fitness activities during commercials, clean the house or yard together, and take the stairs.

· Exercise Resources: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-children https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/index.htm https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/make-physical-activity-part-your-familys-routine https://playfitfun.com/

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