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Parent Newsletter 3rd Nine Weeks

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Monthly Core Value/Character Spotlight

Collaborative Community

Working with others so that we may all achieve our goals.

Demonstrated by... being helpful, encouraging others, including everyone, being respectful of other's work and opinions, not arguing, sharing, taking turns, offering to help others, and valuing teamwork.

This month we have been very busy learning about perseverance and collaborative community! Our students have been discussing what it means to persevere and how to keep trying our best, even when something is difficult. Throughout the month, students have been sharing how they can use perseverance to have a growth mindset. Next month we are looking forward to having an Attitude of Gratitude! Thank you for your continued support of our Zwink Zebras!

Welcome, Mrs. Oyeniyi!

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We are so excited to welcome Mrs. Tannisha Oyeniyi to Zwink Elementary as our newest Assistant Principal! She has served as an educator for the past eight years in a variety of roles including classroom teacher and reading specialist, and most recently as a 4th grade teacher at Klenk Elementary. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. O to our Zwink Zebra family!

Important Dates:

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January 22: 6th grade parent night, 6 pm at Schindewolf

January 25: Prime Time Makerspace Marvels, 6-7:30 pm

January 25: 6th grade parent night, 6 pm at Hildebrandt

January 26: Box Top Store open during lunch

January 30: Kendra Scott Spirit Night

February 5: Boosterthon Kick Off Pep Rally

February 6: American Cookie Co. Spirit Night

February 14: Valentine's Day, no classroom parties (Spring Parties on Mar. 28)

February 16: Boosterthon Fun Run

February 19: Staff Development/Student Holiday

February 22: Open House

February 23: Box Top Store open during lunch

March 12-16: Spring Break

March 21-28: Book Fair

March 22: Multilingual Night

March 23: Box Top Store open during lunch

March 22-23: Pastries with Parents

March 27: Spring Pictures

March 28: Spring Classroom Parties

March 29-30: Spring Holiday, No School

April 6: Report Cards go home, Dazzle Day

Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to Henry Boeck, our Zwink Spelling Bee Champion! Henry will represent Zwink at the district spelling bee on February 13th! Good luck, Henry! We know you’ll dazzle them!

We also want to congratulate our 2nd place winner, Mia Espinoza, and our 3rd place winner, Konnor Hardman- Jones. We are so proud of our Zwink Zebra Spelling Winners!

Celebrating and Recognizing Attendance at Zwink!

Our students with perfect attendance for the 2nd quarter will be celebrated with a dance party this week, and two students won bikes for their perfect attendance, as well. We will be holding two challenges this nine weeks which includes a staff vs. student recess challenge for those with perfect attendance between January 16th and February 14th. Additionally, we have been working with community businesses to raffle off gift cards. Students with perfect attendance for the third nine weeks (including students with medical notes) will be entered into a drawing for one gift card per grade level.

Research shared from states that “encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades [and] develop healthy life habits. When students are absent for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve—even among those students who are struggling in school. Students who attend school regularly also feel more connected to their community, develop important social skills and friendships, and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school, setting them up for a strong future.” At Zwink we encourage students to come to school and grow in academic and social skills. If you have to miss, please send a doctor’s note within 5 days to excuse the absence.

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Katie Turner


Christin Murphy

Assistant Principal

Carissa Talk

Assistant Principal

Tannisha Oyeniyi

Assistant Principal