Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter
March 1, 2019
March 5 - Community Club Meeting 6:30pm
March 6 - Spring Pictures
March 7 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 12 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 14 - 6th Grade Transition Night WMS
March 18-22 NO SCHOOL-Spring Break
March 26-Don & Millie's Family Night
March 28-Band-O-Rama @ WHS
Feed the Teachers
It is the tradition of Paddock Road Community Club to organize dinner on the evenings of conferences to thank the teachers and staff who are staying late to meet with parents. We are once again partnering with B&G Tasty Foods to help subsidize the cost of these diners and still provide quality, yummy food! We count on parent volunteers to help round out the meals. Please see the link to sign up for food and drink donations. Your participation is greatly appreciated!
STRIKE UP THE BAND BECAUSE BAND-O-RAMA IS COMING!!!!!!
Fifth and Sixth Grade Band students will present a district wide musical extravaganza on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm! Please mark your calendars and help reward your child for their hard work by making this event a priority for your entire family. Students will attend a rehearsal during the school day and will need to report to Westside High School no later than 6:30. A detailed letter about the days events will be e-mailed to band parents, and a hard copy will be sent home with band students prior to the event. Questions about this event or anything else band related, feel free to connect with Mr. Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brambleheart has arrived at Paddock Road! On Monday, March 25 we will introduce our One Book One School project to the students. Everyone will be reading the book Brambleheart during the month of March 25-April 25. All students and staff will receive a book and and complete activities together in class. After we have finished reading the book each student will get to take the book home to keep, thanks to Westside Foundation grant. Please ask your child about the book. We chose this title to incorporate our theme BEKIND
Key to Success For Your Children
The Key to Your Child’s Success
“Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children.” (http://www.rootsofaction.com/key-to-success-children/)
This helpful website article provides parents with links that offer support in how to increase their student’s success. The article includes 4 steps to success:
1. Teach the Growth Mindset Model. This means we are continually growing as people, our success and abilities are not fixed.
2. Emphasize Effort. Recognize the process, not the product.
3. Encourage altruistic behavior and provide opportunities to practice it.
4. Point out students impact on others when being helpful. Take a moment and look through the website to find support in how to better support your child’s success.
From the website: http://www.rootsofaction.com/key-to-success-children/
Sarah Lieske, NCC, LMHP