Morello Park Elementary
Happy New Year
We look forward to this next semester of teaching your child and watching your child grow. Together, we will make the learning journey one to remember in 2019!
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Mrs. Lusk's Library Corner
At the beginning of the year I was invited to the Kiwanis Club of Martinez for their annual luncheon. During the luncheon the members graciously donated two hundred dollars to our school library. This donation has funded the purchase of five books nominated for the California Young Reader Medal. Over the school year thus far I have had the pleasure of reading the nominated books to the entire student body of Morello Park Elementary. Once all the books were read to each class the students voted individually for their favorite book. Last week I tallied the votes and the results are as follows;
Winner- If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School Don't!- Elise Parsley
2nd- The Bear and the Piano.-David Litchfield
3rd- I Don't Want to be a Frog!-Devorah Petty
4th- Samson in the Snow.-Philip C. Stead
5th- Mother Goose Bruce.-Ryan T. Higgins
P.S. If you are still looking for a Winter break surprise, I would love to recommend last year’s winner The Book With no Pictures-B. J. Novak. To date I have yet to put this book on the shelf due to the extremely long request list.
Finally A reminder to your student(s) the best place to keep your Library book is in your backpack unless you are reading it. This way you will know exactly where your book is after the two week winter break.
Sending wishes for a Peaceful and Happy New Year.
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Character Counts: Fairness
1. Play by the rules
2. Take turns and share
3. Listen and be open-minded
4. Don't blame carelessly and assume positive intent
5. Don't take advantage of people's mistakes or weaknesses
We will be teaching lessons to demonstrate the trait and will be honoring children once a week to receive a special certificate and prize.
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1) Talk with your children about stranger danger.
2) Talk with your children about the drills we have at school to practice safety routines
3) Make sure your emergency contact list is up to date (Did any numbers change? New job?)
4) Make sure to follow the safety rules during drop-off and pick-up
5) Always use the crosswalk
6) If you have important paperwork regarding lack of custody, parent-guardianship, restraining orders or anything that would be essential for the school to know, please bring a copy to the office.
7) We encourage ALL parents to not let their children play at the park next door after school is out. There is NO supervision. If you are choosing to let your children play at the park, you are assuming the risk. Because it is an open park, any adults could be lingering and also other children could bother your children. Thank you for your careful consideration.