The Navigator Way
“Lighting the Way to Student Success”
Polar Express Edition
Winter Break From Dec 21, 2019 -January 12th, 2020
We Celebrated The Holidays in Style
Winter Daughter Semi-Formal Dance
Science Fair Winners
Navigators celebrated achievement and perfect attendance before we left for the holidays!
Students of the Month Visited Shakey's Pizza
A HUGE thank you to our TownGate Families! Happy Holidays!!
31 THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO DURING WINTER BREAK
- Donate. Before or after new toys make it into your house make a few piles and chose what to donate , throw away or keep.
- Go on a scavenger hunt outside.
- Make some ornaments for the tree inside.
- Make bird feeders for your trees outside.
- Bowl with your family and knock them down.
- Have a book festival .
- Go for a hike .
- Turn your playroom into a grocery store , toy store or coffee shop.
- Toss an egg off your porch and learn while doing it.
- Read some banned books .
- Work off some energy in your own boot camp.
- Go on an alphabet hunt.
- Play hide and seek.
- Make a snowman outside.
- Make a snowman inside.
- Go on a photo safari and write a book about your neighborhood.
- Get messy .
- Make a mural .
- Pretend to be a veterinarian , a scientist , or even an elf.
- Play with your food .
- Make your own constellation.
- Make a volcano without too much mess!
- Have an ice cream taste test.
- Start a journal.
- Match up some mustaches.
- Draw and design your own cards ( maybe thank you cards for holiday gifts?! )
- Measure with Legos
- Bring some snow inside and find out what part of your house is the coolest.
- Turn your train table into a winter wonderland.
- Get creative with loose parts .
- Make your own art retrospective , host a kid gallery show and look back at all the art you created in 2019.
Resources and Ideas to help you enjoy the most out of your break!
- See Winter Lights in the inland Empire
- 20 Winter Break Activities
- 7 Ways to Recharge Over Break
- Fun and Unique DIY Holiday Card Ideas
- Fun Crafts for Boys
- Perfect Cookbook for Kids + Granola Bars Recipe
Identify the Signs of Bullying- Stand Up and Speak Out
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Types of Bullying
Verbal: Saying or writing mean things. This is the most common form of bullying, often starting in elementary school and peaking in middle school.
Social: Making someone feel excluded or humiliated. This behavior is often carried out by a group and can be especially hard to recognize.
-Telling someone whom they can and cannot be friends with
Physical: Hitting, kicking or threatening to hurt someone,. This is the easiest form of bullying to identity.
Cyber: Writing mean or inappropriate things online.
-Ridiculing someone publicly
-Sending unwelcome emails or text messages
Student Website Resources
Anti-Bullying Websites for Parents
American Psychological Association
National Bullying Prevention Center
National Crime Prevention Council
Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
The Bully Project
We Tip Hotline: 1-855-86– BULLY
Parents We Need You!
See the front office for details!
Parents please remember...TownGate is a closed campus
Please report to the front office for assistance.
To lessen class interruptions, please make a plan with your child for after school dismissal (i.e transportation, walking home, etc) each and every school day.
If you have snacks or lunches, make sure students have them before school starts.
We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe this school year!
Navigator Character Pledge
Navigator Character Pledge
We are RESPECTFUL, SAFE, and RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDE OTHERS, and LEARN every day! I promise to RESPECT myself, others, and my school. I promise to be SAFE by following all rules and directions. I am RESPONSIBLE for my best in reading, math and the rest. I promise to INCLUDE OTHERS and not leave anyone out. I pledge to LEARN all I can and do my best to be all I am!
Navigators Respect the Playground and Include others!
Walk to playground
Keep hands to yourself
Follow the playground rules.
If a fight begins, go get an adult
Don’t fight back ignore and walk away
Don’t play dodge ball or football
Eat your own personal snacks
Freeze when the bell rings
Use the playground equipment appropriately
Don’t kick the balls on the blacktop
Use appropriate language
Talk With Your Child About Appropriate Behavior and Language at School
Keeping Your Hands to Yourself
Using Polite Language
Navigators Dress for Success
- Wear clothes that cover appropriately
- Tank tops have to have 2 fingers strap
- Skirts and Shorts need to be as long as your arm
- Wear comfortable shoes
- No flip-flops - sandals must have heel strap
- Breakfast starts at 7:30 and ends @ 8:05 am
- School Starts at 8:30 am sharp!
- Please be on time.
- Keep hands, and feet to self.
Dismissal Procedures for Students. Remember School Ends @ 3:02
At 3:02 pm teachers will walk students to the front gate
Please stay in front of the school until your ride arrives
If you walk, use the crosswalk and go straight home
Never talk to strangers
Please do not play in the park or on the school playground after school