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Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter

March 1, 2019

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Calendar Happenings

March 1 - Read Across America Day

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!

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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

Literacy Corner

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.” (

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:

Sarah Lieske, NCC, LMHP

School Counselor

A Great Big Thanks to our Community Club!

The Staff would like to say a great big thank you to the community club for all the special treats this week! It is truly a blessing to work here and you are a lot of the reason for that! We felt spoiled by all of you with all you did for us. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

A Blast From The Past!

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Ready for Spring?

This is the month of Spring. I think we are all ready for it. I know I sure am. We have an abundance of snow left from the last few storms. We are tired of messy streets and cold temperatures. As we look forward to Spring, remember we are still having cold temperatures and kids still need to dress warmly. It is still too early for light jackets and sweaters. We try to keep your kids safe here at Paddock Road and it is important to make sure they are dressed for the cold for a few more weeks yet. We thank you for ensuring they are dressed to go out to recess when the weather warms up a bit.
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