February Newsletter - 2016
We focused a lot on kindness and friendship during the month of February. Many of the counselor lessons this month focus on how being mean can leave lasting scars and one kind act can lead to another. This is a good time to remind your child to be an “Up-Stander” should they witness hurtful behavior. Some practical advice on encouraging upstanding behavior:
We can encourage our kids by reminding them to include as many kids as possible and invite those who may be alone. There is strength in numbers. They can be the “one”.
Practice with your child what they would say if they saw someone being bullied or hurt. Prepare them to say “stop, that’s not OK and that’s not funny.”
Teach them kindness, forgiveness and tolerance.
Set a good example by speaking up against intolerance in your own life and refusing to participate in gossip- send the message that any kind of bullying is not OK.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all . Aristotle
Jefferson Student Are Outstanding!
From the Jefferson Calendar
February 4th - Honor Roll Assembly
February 5th - 5th Grade to Snow School
February 11th - All School Assembly - Utah High School Orchestra Assembly
February 11th - 5th Grade to Silent Film Assembly
February 12th - NO SCHOOL - District In-service
February 15th - NO SCHOOL - President's Day
February 19th - 2nd Grade Presentations - Musicians in the Classroom
February 24th - 4th Grade to Philharmonic
February 24th - SPRING PICTURE DAY, reminders and order forms will be coming home later this month
Read Across America / Dr. Suess Week is February 29 - March 4th. Watch for upcoming information on some fun activities we will be doing that week.
*Please check the Jefferson web page for more details on upcoming events
Cold and Flu Season
With cold and flu season well underway, Jefferson could use a few supplies to help out. If you are able to donate some Kleenex, Chlorox Whipes, or Hand Sanitizer to your students classroom, please send them in with your student to their teacher.
We thank you for your support.
Winter Weather is Still Here
With cold temperatures, rain, and snow still in the forcast, make sure to send your kids to school with warm clothing and jackets.
Lost and Found - Many jackets have been left at school so if you are missing anything, please have them check out our lost and found.