Kahley's Kutz Cougar Chronicles

Where kids care to learn and kids learn to care

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Chinese Acrobats

The acrobats came and showed Kutz students astounding feats of skill, focus and athleticism with teaching moments of Chinese culture, language, and history.

Brrrr....

It’s winter folks, and it gets really cold. Some students come to school without gloves, without scarves and sometimes without a jacket. Unless the temperature is dangerously low, ALL children are to go outside for recess. Even on very cold days, we believe children benefit from five or ten minutes outside to get fresh air. Please make sure your child comes to school properly dressed to brave the elements.

The decision as to what recess is for that day is made depending on the temperature and wind chill.

Our basic guidelines are:

- 15 degrees and above/Full Recess

- 10 to 15 degrees/Abbreviated Recess

- 10 degrees and below/Indoor Recess

Love and Logic


Don't Steal from Your Kids by Giving Them too Much

I know a loving mom who does just about everything to make sure her kids are happy every second of the day. If there isn't the type of food they like in the fridge, she runs to the store to buy it. Whenever the newest electronic device comes out, she makes sure they're the first to own it.

Of course, she refrains from requiring any chores out of them, because she knows they work hard at school. Besides, it upsets them when she asks them to help.

Unfortunately, and unintentionally, mom is stealing from her children. They are two of the most miserable human beings on earth. They walk around; actually they sit around most of the time, with scowls on their faces. Because mom has stolen their self-esteem and gotten them hooked on stuff, nothing seems to bring happiness or contentment. Everything is "stupid" or "boring."

When we train our kids to believe that getting stuff is the key to happiness, might we be stealing their lifelong joy and sense of fulfillment? In our CD, From Innocence to Entitlement, we teach that true contentment comes from earning things rather than being showered with them.

To protect your children from this type of insidious theft, experiment with the following:


The next time your child wants something, ask, "How do you think you might earn that?"


Instead of taking on the problem of affording the item, say, "You may have that as soon as you can afford it."


Give them some ideas about how they might earn the required cash, and give yourself a pat on the back for not giving in.


Notice how proud they are when they earn things through good old-fashioned perspiration.



Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible. If this is a benefit, forward it to a friend.


Jim Fay

Reading Olympics

To be held at Mill Creek Elementary on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.


Schedule is as follows:


5:30 pm Registration

6:00 pm First Round begins

6:45 pm Second Round begins

7:30 pm Third Round begins

8:30 pm Award Presentation

Reading Challenge ...Kutz is Reading to Put the Puzzle Together

On Friday, January 30th, all homerooms met with their buddy classes to read together for our first Book Buddy Friday. Each student was asked to bring in 2-3 of his/her favorite picture books to share with his/her buddy. The minutes spent reading with their buddies was counted towards our school-wide reading challenge minutes.

As part of our reading challenge this year, the school has been divided into three teams. Each team has been challenged to read a total of 500,000 minutes by the end of the year. As a building, we hope to read a total of 1,500,000 minutes. The team that reads the most minutes will win a popsicle and puzzle party.

To show team spirit, students are asked to wear their reading challenge team colors on Book Buddy Friday's. Please see the chart below to locate your child’s team color.


Team Red


Kallelis

Cuniningham

Lere

Townsend

Blair

Sheridan

Wyss

Peterson

Carroll


Team Blue


Kraenbring AM

Geist

McIlvaine

Jeffers

Engel

Cohen

Heacock

Talarico


Team Blue


Kraenbring AM

Geist

McIlvaine

Jeffers

Engel

Cohen

Heacock

Talarico


Mark your calendars for future Book Buddy Fridays:

· March 27th

· April 17th

· May 15th

Thank you for supporting our reading challenging and continuing to encourage your child to read at home!

The Mule is being temporarily renamed from Kutzy to Sandy!

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Boomerang Award

This year, Kutz will continue to accept nominations for the Boomerang Award, which is our way of honoring students who best demonstrate their own developmental assets. What are Developmental Assets? Students possessing a combination of “40 Assets” are typically most successful in school and in life. These assets have the power to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For a complete listing of the 40 Developmental Assets visit: www. Search-institute.org.


March: #28 Integrity. Young person acts on his/her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Young person talks openly about what he/she believes in and values: they “talk the talk and walk the walk.”

April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.

May: #37 Personal Power. Young person has a healthy sense of personal power. He/she believes they can effect change and make a difference in their school and/or Community. They believe that they have some control over things that happen in their world, that things don’t just happen to them.


PLEASE TAKE NOTE! PSSA INFO

PSSA Elementary Language Arts (Grades 3-6)

Monday, April 13, 2015 - April 16, 2015


PSSA Math (Grades 3-6)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015


PSSA Science (Grade 4)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015


For more Information go to CBSD.org - Curriculum - Assessment

Please refrain from taking your children out of school during these times.

New CBSD Facebook Page


Central Bucks School District is always looking for ways to enhance communication. Adding a Facebook page is another way we hope to share “good news” and information with the community. We will begin by concentrating on district level announcements. Over time we will add more content, including some special school-based events.



https://www.facebook.com/cbschools.

Central Bucks School District Twitter

Follow Central Bucks School District @CBSDInfo for up-to-the-minute notifications of school delays, closures and emergencies.

Upcoming Events are always scrolling on the Kutz Website

A LOOK AHEAD


MARCH

12 Operation Helping Hands Food Drive

13 Bus Driver Appreciation Day

16-19 Scholastic Book Fair

20 Early Dismissal 12:10 PM, NO AM-K, PM attends in AM

20 Kutz Spirit Day-Blue/White or Kutz Gear

24 Reading Olympics at Mill Creek Elementary School

APRIL

1&8 No Kindergarten, Additional Kindergarten Conferences

2&7 Professional Development/Parent Conferences

2-7 No School for Students, SPRING RECESS

8 H&S Meeting, 9:15 AM

10 End of 3rd Marking Period (Full School Day)

10 Phillies Day!

13-16 PSSA Grades 3-6 English Language Arts

21-23 PSSA Grades 3-6 Math

24 Kutz Spirit Day-Blue/White or Kutz Gear

28 & 29 PSSA Grade 4 Science