March 11, 2019
Attendance Incentive February-March 15 (6 weeks)
Order Yearbooks by March 15! School Code is 8431619 to order online!
March-Fine Arts Focus
Here is another excerpt from the article mentioned last week on a connection between the arts and academic achievement. For the full article, follow the link below!
The Connection Between Arts Education and Academic Achievement
Yet against this backdrop, a new picture is emerging. Comprehensive, innovative arts initiatives are taking root in a growing number of school districts. Many of these models are based on new findings in brain research and cognitive development, and they embrace a variety of approaches: using the arts as a learning tool (for example, musical notes to teach fractions); incorporating arts into other core classes (writing and performing a play about, say, slavery); creating a school environment rich in arts and culture (Mozart in the hallways every day) and hands-on arts instruction. Although most of these initiatives are in the early stages, some are beginning to rack up impressive results. This trend may send a message to schools focused maniacally, and perhaps counterproductively, on reading and math.
"If they're worried about their test scores and want a way to get them higher, they need to give kids more arts, not less," says Tom Horne, Arizona's state superintendent of public instruction. "There's lots of evidence that kids immersed in the arts do better on their academic tests."
Reminders for Parents-
Our weather policy for recess has changed. Students will go out if the windchill is above 32 degrees.
When dropping off students after the 8:00 bell to start the school day, please walk your student in and sign them in for the day. It is important for safety that they are escorted in after this time.
Parent Resource Center!
Podcast for the Week-"Wow in the World"
Below you will find a link to an NPR podcast aimed for students!
Listen with your children for science, health, interesting topics, and silliness with Guy Raz and Mindy!
Menus and Lunch Times
March 11- PTO Meeting
March 18-22 SPRING BREAK
March 26 - April 5 State MAP Testing K-2
April 22 - 24 ACT Aspire Summative Testing 3-5