Sunset Valley Elementary 3/3/18
-Holey moley it is March 3!!!!!!
-March 9th is the PTA Carnival. Flyers with wristband purchasing information went home with students this week. Wristbands are $5 per student if you pre-order using the form. That price doubles to $10 per wristband on March 9th. Get your order in early!!
-Technology will continue to play a role in the lives of our kids as we continue 21st century learning and beyond. As parents, it is hard to monitor the conversations that occur through the various devices our kids possess. I remind my own kids that if kids are sharing information that discusses self-harm, or threats of any kind, that information should be shared with an adult. Sometimes, kids are reaching out to one another via their devices, instead of going to a trusted adult. As a result, our kids may not know the best way to handle the situation. The key is to continue to have open dialogue with our kids, which is difficult when a lot of information is shared in cyberspace. Parenting is extremely challenging! Please let us know if we can ever provide support. We are in this together! Thanks for sharing your kids with us!
-Just a reminder that Safe Schools link is on the website and also included in the newsletter below.
Chamber of Commerce to sponsor LS R-7 Board of Education candidate forum March 27
The Lee’s Summit R-7 community will have the opportunity to become better acquainted with Board of Education candidates at a March 27th event hosted by the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce. The public event includes a meet and greet from 5 to 6 p.m. with a candidate forum following from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. Candidates for two seats on the Board of Education are (listed in filing order) John R. Schuler, Julie A. Doane, Ryan N. Murdock and Michael W. McMenus. Mrs. Doane is currently serving as the Board of Education’s vice president. Incumbent Board member Adam Rutherford did not file for re-election.
The school district and municipal election will be held April 3 with polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m
For more information about the R-7 Board of Education, visit http://tiny.cc/1ilery. Board of Education members are elected to three-year terms during at-large elections. They serve as unpaid volunteers as part of a seven-member governing board.
Lee’s Summit CARES to present several Parent University events
Sessions focus on technology and children, stress management, youth mental wellness and mindful parenting
Lee’s Summit CARES is presenting several workshops and parenting classes designed to help families learn practical and proven strategies for raising children who are respectful and responsible.
The session topics include technology and safety for children, stress management, youth mental wellness and mindful parenting. In addition, Lee’s Summit CARES will present its popular course, Parenting the Love and Logic Way, during April.
Upcoming parenting sessions follow. For more information, to pre-register or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.lscares.org. The sessions are offered in collaboration with the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and ReDiscover.
● Stress Management for Busy Families from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Prairie View Elementary, 501 SE Todd George Parkway. Cost is $10.
● Parents’ Guide to Youth Mental Wellness and Resilience from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 3 at Lee’s Summit North High School, 901 NE Douglas St. The session is free thanks to a partnership with the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation.
● Mindful Parenting 101, an online streaming class offered free through May 30.
Lee's Summit CARES will present Parenting the Love and Logic Way from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 2 through April 30 at Prairie View Elementary School, 501 SE Todd George Parkway. This class is designed for parents of any age child(ren). Cost for the class is $42 per participant. There is no cost for previous participants of the classes. Scholarships are also available for residents of the Lee's Summit R-7 School District.