October 22, 2020
Dream. Learn. Achieve.
Artondale Pumpkin Art
If you still have a pumpkin at home, please return to school and we will add them around our school.
Look for another Otter community activity next month!
As a reminder, there is no preschool during conference week. For K - 5 remote students there is no late start on Wednesday, 10/28. Please plan to join your class at 9:00am for morning meeting.
Purpose of conferences:
Share with parents/guardians how students are relating to others in the class and the teacher
Share with parents current student learning/performance thus far
Collaboratively with parents, set both personal and academic goals and discuss strategies that may be implemented at school and at home to meet those goals
Year Round Update
Please log into your Parent Portal account or follow this link; click on Powerschool Parent Portal, once in the portal (on the left hand side) is a tab for Year Round Update. This information needs to be updated yearly and the link is live now. Thank you!
Splash Winners Week of October 12 - 16
Congratulations to these students who earned a splash ticket last week:
1st Grade: Emmett C., Stella H.
2nd Grade: Blake B., Jude M., Sophia I., Marley D.,
3rd Grade: Landon R., Austin P., Dylon Clarence, Ayla O., Saryn G., Vanessa H., Kayliana B., Alexis W., Mia W., Carter C., Brianne M.
4th Grade: Ryan D., Layna L., Emme M., Taylor L., Alex M., Kenzie G., Camden R., Dane K., Ariana H.
5th Grade: Liliana M., Rowan R., Ethan Z., Elise V., Ethan K., Leslie E., Alex J., Eva G., Cameron F., Myla L., Allison W.
As we continue with our theme of being ‘thoughtful’ in the month of October we will be reading the book, “Have You Filled A Bucket Today; A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids” by Carol McCloud in all K-3 classrooms.
The author of the book, Mrs. McCloud, distills the philosophy of her book into three simple concepts:
Be a bucket filler. Fill a bucket by sharing a kindness, love or even a simple smile with those around you. When you are a helper or a good friend you fill your own bucket as well as others buckets.
Don’t dip into buckets! Don’t be rude or mean to others, dipping into someone else's bucket will not fill your own.
Use your lid. Use your lid to protect yourself from hurtful things. Don't let others mean ideas or hurtful words sneak into your bucket of positive thoughts and emotions.
If your family is having a little too much family time together because of the Covid quarantine, try some bucket filling with each other; check out http://www.bucketfillers101.com/free-resources.php for my ideas about how bucket filling can make us all feel a little better at home and at school!
Highly Capable Referral Notice for Annual Testing grades 1 - 8
Open October 22nd – February 12th, 2021
Direct link- https://tinyurl.com/PSD401HCREFERRALS
Please note: single online referral form for teachers and parents
https://www.psd401.net/learning/highly-capable for more information
Las aplicaciones al examen anual del Highly Capable Program (Estudiantes de Nivel Avanzado) ya están abiertas
Cuando: del 22 de octubre del 2020 al 12 de febrero del 2021.
Dónde aplicar: el formulario para referir a un estudiante se encuentra en la liga https://tinyurl.com/PSD401HCREFERRALS
Quien debe referir a un estudiante: los padres y profesores del alumno.
Para más información por favor visita https://www.psd401.net/learning/highly-capable
¡Recuerde! enviar un solo formulario diligenciado por los padres y profesores del estudiante.
Highly Capable/Curriculum Secretary
Peninsula School District
When you fill out the Student Health Screening Attestation Form every morning prior to school, please understand that if you are considering checking the box “yes”, then you need to keep your child at home until you are able to answer “no”.
Thank you for your understanding and working together to keep everyone safe.
Baker tanks were installed for erosion control (rectangular shapes in center of paved loop)
Installed quarry spalls in front of the main entry
Please check out the district website for up to date information and more photos.
Mrs. Faker is excited to bring books back to our Otters!! Please follow this link for further instructions and information! Pick up will be on Wednesdays from 11:00 - 2:30pm.
Change of Transportation?
PTA October Newsletter
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