Weekly Update

December 14-18


We have heard from several parents concerns regarding their child's weight and/or diet. Parents are not asking us to "fix" any concerns; they simply do not want us to add unnecessary calories.

We will be communicating snack guidelines to parents this week, but please make sure you are following these guidelines:

*Students should only be given one serving of snack.

*Students must choose to eat either school snack or a healthy alternative they have brought from home. Snack is not an opportunity to eat a full meal. In addition, other "junk" snacks brought from home are not a substitute. Students may eat a healthy alternative (i.e. fruit, vegetable, cracker, etc.) or what we are serving.

*Students should not have afternoon snack in addition to a special treat (i.e. birthday party, ice cream on Friday, etc.).

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your help!

Notifications and Changes

*Elementary report cards are due January 4 (37 days), Please email Michelle once they are completed. However, grades should be taken through 12/18.

*We will introduce our next character trait of responsibility will be introduced the first Wednesday after break (1/6). Jeans may be worn with a green shirt. Please remind your students now, but also when we are back from break.

*Each class 1st grade and older needs to conduct a class spelling bee by January 8. Please email Amanda your class' winner no later than 2:30 pm on January 8. You will all receive spelling lists emailed to you this week.

*Please make sure your process boards are updated by 12/15. Please make sure it is a board that reflects the best of your semester, as winter break is a pretty popular tour time. Thanks!

*Our staff holiday luncheon is next Thursday, 12/17 starting at 12:00 pm. There are sign up sheets upstairs, but feel free to add your name if spots are full. We look forward to having everyone participate.

*Amber will ONLY have art classes next week (no other writing, study hall, technology, etc. classes).

Elementary Faculty Meetings

*At this point, we will not have our monthly elementary meeting in January. We have PDD on January 4 and are supposed to meet January 6. If the need arises, we will schedule a January meeting. Otherwise, we will resume our monthly meetings on Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 am.

*We will resume our biweekly age group meetings beginning Thursday, January 7 for the younger grades and FRIDAY, January 15 for upper elementary. We will then continue our biweekly Thursday meetings.

Weekly Emails

*2nd-6th grades holiday program 12/17 at 9:30 am. Please dress in holiday colors.

*Class book exchanges will be at 10:00 am and parties at 11:00 am on Friday, 12/18.