WINTER MUSIC CONCERT GRADES 1, 3, and 5
Science Museum of Minnesota visits 3rd and 4th grade
Earlier this month our 3rd and 4th graders had a visit from the Science Museum of Minnesota. This was all due to the generous support of the Consolidated Communications Community Fund, making this a free experience for a science enrichment program. The engineering based assembly lasted about 50 minutes. The program is a large-scale interactive demonstration program, exploring what engineers do, what inspires them, and
why engineering is important. Photos of the program can be found below.
FAMILY ACADEMY - brought to you by Mankato Area Public Schools
Please register to attend Mankato Area Public Schools' Family Academy on March 5, 2018 held at Rosa Parks Elementary. Family Academy workshops give families tips, tools and strategies to help their children succeed in school. Food and childcare will be provided. Click here for current session descriptions. Register online or call 507-387-5501 with questions or for assistance.
2nd grade Linus Project
7 Mindsets - We Are Connected
During the month of December we are focusing on We Are Connected.
We are Connected
The Importance of Relationships
The We are Connected mindset teaches us that everyone who comes into our lives can help us to achieve and live our dreams. Working with, for, and through others is crucial to realizing our dreams. When you understand this and constantly seek the positives from relationships with others, your performance in every area of your life improves. In the lessons for this mindset, we help students explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow them to maximize their potential by working with and through others.
The 4 critical components of We are Connected:
1. Embrace Everyone – Every person that comes into our lives has the potential to help us, hurt us, or have no impact at all. It makes sense to figure out how someone may be able to help us because the other options mean we are not growing or getting closer to our dreams, and may even be taking steps away from them. People who live great lives embrace everyone and constantly seek ways to serve and connect with those they encounter.
2. Maximize Positive Relationships – Some people in our lives lift us up and make us better, while others can bring us down. We must work to spend more time with people that empower us and less with the ones who don’t. We should also seek to expand ways to get more out of and put more into the great relationships of our lives.
3. Build Your Dream Team – Building a Dream Team is about identifying the individuals who can help us live our dreams. Perhaps they have experience we can draw from, access to resources we will need, or can provide us with critical support as we start the path toward our dreams and face the challenges that will bring. The important step is to recognize the critical role others play our lives, and deliberately begin developing the relationships that will help us.
4. Lead with Value – When we find people who can help us in life, we need to start building those relationships quickly so the cycle of giving can begin. A lesson many have learned is that if we seek ways to provide help before asking for help ourselves, we will get much more out of the relationship. We should always look for ways to lead with value to supercharge these relationships.
More on We Are Connected - Top 5 Dos and Don’ts at Home:
1) Do spend time talking about and modeling the We are Connected mindset at home by embracing everyone, finding ways to connect with others and learning from them. Every situation that a child shares with you is an opportunity to talk with them about how to seek ways to serve and be served by others.
2) Don’t spend time talking about others negatively. It’s better to focus on the positive things that people bring into our lives rather than on the negative experiences others may create. Keep in mind that “energy flows where attention goes” when discussing and focusing our energy on others. By directing attention to the wonderful things others do, we draw positivity inward, and teach our children how to seek the good in relationships with others.
3) Do look for ways to connect with other people. By celebrating life with friends and family and spending time going places with others and connecting, children learn the importance of these relationships. Realize that you are a role model for how to deal with others, and know that they’ll continually look to you for guidance.
4) Don’t discourage them from making new friends. Sometimes our children pick friends we might not be excited about, but it’s important to talk with them about their relationships with others and find value in these connections. Talk through values and what’s most important when building relationships with others.
5) Do find ways to give back and lead with value in the community. Serving others teaches us a lot about ourselves and the importance of cooperation. You never know who might be the next person to help you through something, help you get a new job, or assist you with something else, so it’s always a good idea to put yourself out there and help others first. It is much easier to receive help when others know you’re willing to do the same for them.
Early Learning Department
MAPS Preschool 2018-19 Registration:
Information will be mailed to families with age eligible children residing in the Mankato Area Public Schools boundaries. Preschool registration will begin on Monday, January 8th. Registration can be made online at www.mankato.thatscommunityed.com or in person at 820 Hubbell Avenue. For more information, please contact the Early Learning Department at 507-625-4620. Video link provides additional program information.
INCOMING KINDERGARTEN - Early Childhood Screening
"If you have a preschooler that will be entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year and has not had an Early Childhood Screening, or if you are not planning on sending your child to kindergarten, please call Central Registration at 507-207-4037.
In Minnesota, children are eligible to attend kindergarten when they are five
years old on or before September 1st of the of the calendar year that schools starts. Early Childhood Screening is required before Kindergarten registration.
Kindergarten registration packets will be sent out in January 2018 prior to Kindergarten Round-Up."
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9TH IS THE NEXT PTA MEETING AND WE NEED YOU!
We would like to invite parents & teachers to attend our PTA meeting on January 9th, at 6:15 in the Media Center. 6:15-6:30 will be open networking/social time, for parents & faculty members to meet and greet, and then the meeting will start promptly at 6:30 PM. The PTA is a way for you to get involved with the school, share ideas & suggestions, and to get connected with fellow parents and Hoover faculty! We have an all new PTA Board this year and we have big ideas and plans to make this year at Hoover one of the best, but we can't do it alone! We hope to see you on November 9th!
Rachel Carpenter (PTA President) and the PTA Board