THE PRIDE PRESS
Essex Elementary School Newsletter
JANUARY 10, 2020
As part of our culture and community building efforts we will be kicking off our EES Pride Postcard drive. Throughout the building staff will be on the lookout for examples of students showing their Pride through acts of; Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-control. These acts of Pride will be briefly documented on a postcard which will then be sent to the child’s home, unbeknownst to the child. While it will be impossible to document every instance of Pride (because, let’s face it, our students are pretty amazing) we do want to acknowledge those acts when we see them. Please join us in celebrating the great things our students do, both large and small!
HEALTH OFFICE NEWS
A Better Breakfast Can Boost a Child's Brainpower
Evidence suggests that eating breakfast really does help kids learn. After fasting all night, a developing body (and brain) needs a fresh supply of glucose — or blood sugar. That's the brain's basic fuel. Dozens of studies from as far back as the 1950s have consistently shown that children who eat breakfast perform better academically than those who don't.
Does it matter what kind of breakfast kids eat? The answer is: Yes.
To keep your brain powered up, the first meal of the day should be rich in protein and good carbohydrates — the whole-grain variety that will sustain you for a long spell rather than the sugary kind that will push your blood sugar up, then let it fall.
Breakfast of Scholars: What Egg-sperts Suggest: whole-grain; rich in protein and good carbohydrates; low-fat milk; Breakfast burrito: whole-wheat tortilla or pita pocket stuffed with scrambled egg mixed with salsa; Whole-grain cereals; yogurt and 1-2 tablespoons of slivered nuts on top; French toast from whole-grain bread; whole-grain toast or whole-wheat English muffin or toasted whole-grain waffle topped with peanut butter; fresh fruit; eggs.
What to avoid: Refined and sugary starches and very fatty foods; donuts; sugared cereals, fruit juice alone; breakfast pastries; Foods with empty calories like soda and potato chips.
*Information taken from an article on NPR.org by Allison Aubrey
Kimberly Bullock, BSN, RN, EES Nurse
- 1/11/20 - GATHER AT THE TABLE COMMUNITY DINNER - EHS
- 1/14/20 - MINDFULNESS PARENT PRESENTATION -7PM @ EES
- 1/17/20 - SUPER HERO DAY!!
- 1/20/20 - MLK Day - Half day - Dismissal @11:45
JANUARY 20th - HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS
Monday, January 20th is a half day for students. Lunch will be served at school and dismissal is at 11:45. The YMCA after school program will be in session, however the ESP programs through the rec department and first and second grade religious education classes are not in session that day. Please plan accordingly.
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