Sand A Gram

February 27th, 2023

Message from Mrs. J



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Everyone experiences stress! Preparing children to handle it effectively is a vital skill. Teaching and practicing healthy coping skills brings stability and confidence. Students should know that storms will pass and that they are strong enough to weather them. Allow your children experience stress and problem solve in order to manage it. Avoid eliminating all risk for them. When we allow appropriate risks and teach essential skills, we build resilient kids.
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A Message from Mrs. Brady

One of the questions I hear most in the library is, “Can we check out the books on display?” or “Can I check out the books on top of the bookcases?” I love those questions. The answer is yes! When books are lined up side-to-side on the shelves most of what you see is the spine. Other than a catchy title, there’s not much appeal. Although I agree with the saying, “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover” the cover is designed to entice. We forget what we don’t see so we need to move books around. In the library I have seasonal displays as well as genre displays. Books that haven’t been checked out recently, are often in demand once they are on display. The psychology behind this must be the same as the endcaps at the grocery store that entice us with things we didn’t know we need to buy. At home the same psychology can apply. If you want kids to read good books, pull them off their neat, orderly shelf and put them in a place that they will see them. Put them next to their bed or on the kitchen table. In my home we have a “book basket” where we rotate books in the family room. Our kitchen is a gathering place, so we always have a read-aloud out. If it is put away it is forgotten. Change your frame of mind from the book being “left out” to- this is where I put the book we are currently reading. Happy reading!

Library Makerspace Donations

We are hoping to expand opportunities for learning in the library. If you would like to contribute chess or checkers sets, rubik’s cubes, or keva planks we would love it. If you’d rather make a donation, you can scan the link to donate directly to our library. Thank you for all you do to support our students and get them excited about learning!
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  • Log on to your MyDSD account
  • Click on the payments tab at the top
  • Click pay for fees/lunch
  • Then click on Optional fees
  • You will see the selection to but a year book
  • Check out
We will be selling yearbooks until Friday May 19th 2023 on your MyDSD account.

After May 19th they will no longer be on MyDSD for purchase.

If there are any left after May 19th 2023, I will let you know so that you can come in that last week of school to purchase.

6th grade Graduation Party

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Please read our school security procedure below.

*Please remember, NO ONE will enter our building without a photo ID (NO Exceptions) Please check in on the iPad and put on a visitor/volunteer sticker.

*ONLY those listed on your emergency contacts are allowed to check out your student.

*Emergency Contact MUST BE 18