Nike Scout News October 2021
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Thank you to a great start to the school year!
I hope this newsletter finds you well. Learning is in full swing at Nike Elementary and it is awesome to see our students back in the building. The campus is buzzing with energy and excitement as we head into October. I want to personally thank you for all that you have done to prepare your children for a successful year. I have really enjoyed getting to know the students as they get off the bus in the mornings, popping into classrooms to say hello, and during lunches.
As we move forward, I will be sending out monthly newsletters to communicate important information and upcoming events. I also want to take every opportunity to celebrate the awesome things our students are doing in the classroom.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions throughout the year. You can find my contact information at the bottom of the newsletter. I look forward to partnering with you to make your Nike experience the best it can be.
Jessica Tollison, Principal
8 PILLARS OF SUCCESS
Bobo's Fundraiser Update
What is the difference between STEM and STEAM?
Both STEM and STEAM center around learning about science, technology, engineering, and math. Where STEAM differs is its approach to this learning. STEAM explores the same concepts as STEM but does this through the creative process used in the arts because the jobs of tomorrow will require imagination and innovation. STEAM learning includes coding, robotics and even using technology as a tool to learn other concepts like reading, art and history. There’s more problem solving, inquiry, and room for creativity..
STEAM education supports:
Developing a growth mindset
Increasing student engagement
Connecting classroom learning to the real world
Mrs. Aubrey Holt is the Nike school counselor. School counselors provide a variety of services to students such as bi-monthly classroom lessons, individual visits for short-term counseling and small groups for skill building. She is also available to link families with community resources. Feel free to reach out to her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636 271 1444 and ask for Mrs. Holt.
Join us as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week and focus on making healthy drug-free choices and avoid bullying behaviors.
From Nurse Jamie
Please remember that medications CANNOT be brought to school by a child, whether it is prescription or over-the-counter. An adult MUST pick up and drop off any medications.
Head lice season is upon us! Please be sure to keep an eye out for itchy heads and check your child regularly. Head lice is primarily spread by head-to-head contact. While transmission of head lice at school is possible, it is most commonly spready by family members in the home or during activities like play dates and sleepovers. If you need information on getting rid of head lice or would like coupons for head lice treatment, please contact the nurse!
Accidents happen and I am here to help! At the beginning of each year I see larger number of students in my office for bathroom accidents as they are still getting adjusted to their new daily routines! If your child has an accident at school I will provide them with clean clothing and they will change themselves in the nurse’s private restroom. If your student comes home in clothes that were borrowed from the nurse’s office, please wash and return those clothes to school as soon as possible. I have a limited supply of clothing to loan to students and receiving these items back quickly ensures that all of our students can stay at school without having to interrupt parents to bring clothes to the school!
My name is Roxanda Fenelon and I am your music teacher. This is my eighteenth year in the district. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Missouri State and two Master’s Degrees, one in Education from Southwest Baptist University and the other in Music from UMSL. I am excited about creating music again with the students and performing it in front of an audience. We have an online textbook called Quaver Music that is accessible any time through the students' Clever accounts. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me through email at email@example.com or through the ClassDojo Messenger.
Looking forward to a creative year with your students!
Hello! My name is Caryn Patterson and I am the art teacher at Nike. I have been teaching art for 23 years. I have my Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Missouri Baptist University. I am currently working on my Master of Fine Arts at Fontbonne University. Teaching art means I get to help my students grow creatively. I love to see what they create!
If you are able, here are some things we can always use in the art room:
Styrofoam egg cartons
Buttons and Pony Beads
Empty paper towel tubes
Plastic lids-from sour cream and yogurt containers
We will have our first art show at First State Community Bank between October 4 and 30th. The bank is located at 302 West St. Louis Street in Pacific. If you have the chance, stop by to see some great work by our Nike artists!
Communication is key! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Nike office.
Have a great year!
Nike Library News
Wow! We have been busy in the library! All the K-2 classes have started to listen to this year's Show Me Pictures books. We have done two so far - If I Built a School and When Pencil Met Eraser. In third and fourth grade we have been talking about genres of fiction and using Destiny and call numbers to find our books in the library. All classes also heard about Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship.
Our Fall book fair is coming very soon! The book fair will be October 18-22. More information will be sent home in a few weeks. One option for parents to have cash-free shopping for your child is to set up an eWallet account. Here is the address for the Scholastic website to set up your account - https://www.scholastic.com/bf/nike
Book Fair Schedule -
Monday, Oct 18th Open 8:35 - 3:00 - classes may shop and make wish lists
Tuesday, Oct 19th Open 8:35 - 3:00 - classes may shop and make wish lists
Wednesday, Oct 20th - Book Fair CLOSED - Missouri Day
Thursday - Oct 21st Open 8:35 - 9:00
Friday - Oct 22nd Open 8:35 - 10:00 - Packed up
Please remember to wear TENNIS SHOES on your PE day. In fact, wearing tennis shoes every day will keep you safe out on the playground for recess.
In PE we will work on:
Intermural Sports at Nike
Coach Missey will be offering a Soccer Intramural before school. Permission slips went home in Thursday folders this past week.
Players must turn in a permission slip to Coach Missey by 10/10.
*Players must be dropped off by 7:15 at the gym door.
Who: Boys and Girls in 3rd and 4th grade
When: 7:15am - 8:05am - Following Dates:
(10/14, 10/15, 10/20, 10/21, 10/26, 10/27, 11/2, 11/3, 11/8, 11/9, 11/15, 11/16)
*If there is a snow/weather day all dates will be pushed back 1 day
Last year, we gifted Amazon Fire tablets and an Osmo Learning System to each grade level and supplied the school with a new laminator.
Our 2021-2022 goals are:
-Purchase sidewalk chalk, soccer balls, basketballs and other recess equipment for each grade level.
-Purchase a color printer/copier and maintain the ink maintenance.
-Staff Amazon Wish List
Mark your Calendar…
Nike PTO events:
Oct 9th - Homecoming Parade
We will be walking dressed in our favorite animated movie characters
Oct 29th - Trunk or Treat
Come out and enjoy an evening trunk or treating and fall festival games in the gym. Look for a flyer in your student’s Thursday folder coming soon.
We will be collecting candy for the Homecoming Parade and our Trunk or Treat Event now through Oct 29th.
Dec 4th - Snowball with Santa
The Meramec Valley R-III School District has obtained the United States Department of Agriculture Pandemic Grant that offers free breakfast/lunch to ALL students up to age 18 starting Monday, October 4, 2021 through the end of 2022 school year.
If your child(ren) has a negative balance, please call the school office to rectify your child(ren)’s account.
Looking Down the Road
Mon., Oct. 11th- No School- Columbus Day
Wed., Oct. 13th- BoBo's fundraiser delivery
Thurs., Oct. 14th- Fall Picture Retake Day
Wed., Oct. 20th- Missouri Day at Nike
Monday- Oct. 18th- Fri., Oct. 22nd- Nike Fall Book Fair
Mon., Oct. 25-Oct. 29th- Red Ribbon Week
Mon., Nov. 1st- No School/PD Day
Fri., Nov. 12th- End of First Trimester
Mon- Nov. 22nd- Fri., Nov. 26th- No School- Thanksgiving Break
Wed., Dec. 22nd- Early Dismissal
Thurs., Dec. 23rd- Tue., Jan. 4th- Winter Break- No School