PAWBLO'S PRESS

March Character Theme : Self-Control

Panthers are Proficient!

Panthers are Proficient! Grades 3 -8 are getting ready to take the CAASPP test by gaining lots of knowledge from their teachers and practicing for the test in class.

March Madness

March Madness is back for Junior High. Briggs' first game is Tuesday March 8th at Woodcrest! The rest of the games will be based on the outcome of that game.

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BRIGGS NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Interested in helping? Would you like to be more involved? Get to know other parents? Briggs K-8 PFA is always looking for parent volunteers to help create memorable events for our children. All levels of help are valuable. Fill out this form if you would like further information.


https://forms.gle/ZDeHvzvonndT4f4UA

Principal's Message

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A letter from Dr. Boeve

Self-control is part of a group of skills that allow kids and adults to manage their thoughts, actions, and emotions so they can get things done. Experts call this group of skills executive function.

Sitting still, waiting in line, taking turns... we all use self-control in ways that may seem simple. But self-control is a complex skill that develops over time. Kids start building self-control when they are incredibly young and keep developing it into their 20s.

As kids get older, they develop self-control in three areas:

  • Movement control so kids are not constantly moving in inappropriate ways (called hyperactivity)

  • Impulse control so kids put on “mental brakes” and stop and think before doing or saying something

  • Emotional control so kids can keep going even when upsetting or unexpected things happen

Having self-control helps kids in all areas of life. But it is especially important when it comes to socializing. Being in control of their actions and reactions helps kids fit in and make friends.

Drop off and Pick up Safety Reminders:

  • Gates for all students, having breakfast, opens at 7:30am.

  • 100 Mile Club starts at 7:40am

  • To ensure our students’ safety, do not double park (or stop anywhere in the parking lot) and ask your student to cross the parking lot or walk between cars to get to the entrance gate. This is not safe

  • If you not chose not to use the designated drop-off and pick-up lane, you may use the sidewalk.

  • Families parking on Roswell Avenue, PLEASE use the designated crosswalk in front of the school where our crossing guard is on duty. Every day we see families jaywalking, and stopping traffic on Roswell Avenue, which is illegal, obstructs motion traffic, and this is not safe. Please take a couple of extra minutes to use the crosswalk.

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Winter is naturally cold and flu season:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you should watch out for symptoms such as:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

While these symptoms do not automatically mean your student has COVID-19, he/she may have another condition – like the flu or strep throat – that could spread to their classmates. It is best to keep your student at home if he/she exhibits any of the symptoms.

BRIGGS HARVEST GIVEAWAY

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Wolf Adventures

We are happy to share that our 6th grade students will be participating in camp, this year, on campus on March. 14-15, and 17. Wolf Adventures will be providing Outdoor Education focusing on science, team building, primitive living skills, wilderness first aid and adventure activities. We are excited for our Panthers to engage in this experience. You can expect to receive more information from your teacher regarding how you can help.

IMPORTANT MARCH DATES

Jr. High Field Day

Wednesday, March 9th, 8am

11880 Roswell Avenue

Chino, CA

Students can sign up to try different track and field events.

Elementary Field Day

Friday, March 11th, 8am

11880 Roswell Avenue

Chino, CA

Students will experience different track and field events.

Minimum Day

Friday, March 25th, 12pm

11880 Roswell Avenue

Chino, CA

Spring Break

Monday, March 28th, 8am to Friday, April 1st, 3:15pm

11880 Roswell Avenue

Chino, CA

School resumes on Monday April 4th.

Important Dates - At-A-Glance

March 1: 6th-8th Basketball Practice, 3:10-4:30

March 2: K-6 Report cards go home

March 7: Popcorn and Cookie Fundraiser Order Forms Due

March 11: Ayala HS Counselors visit Briggs to meet with 8th grade students

March 16: GATE Parent Information Night @ 6:00pm via Zoom