March 4, 2019
Attendance Incentive February-March 15 (6 weeks)
Order Yearbooks by March 15! School Code is 8431619 to order online!
Spring Family Night will be Math and Wellness Night March 7!
March-Fine Arts Focus
Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best
Art and music are key to student development.
Read below an article from Edutopia on Arts Education and its benefits. Full article at the link below.
"Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said. Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity.
Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. A 2005 report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts argues that the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience do more than sweeten an individual's life -- according to the report, they "can connect people more deeply to the world and open them to new ways of seeing," creating the foundation to forge social bonds and community cohesion. And strong arts programming in schools helps close a gap that has left many a child behind: From Mozart for babies to tutus for toddlers to family trips to the museum, the children of affluent, aspiring parents generally get exposed to the arts whether or not public schools provide them. Low-income children, often, do not. "Arts education enables those children from a financially challenged background to have a more level playing field with children who have had those enrichment experiences,'' says Eric Cooper, president and founder of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education.
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 1- Spirit Day/Dr. Seuss Day!
March 7- Math/Wellness Night 6-7pm
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