November 16, 2023
DREAM. LEARN. ACHIEVE.
Theme of the Month
This month, we are focusing on gratitude. Other words that mean gratitude are thankfulness, appreciation and generosity. Our definition is focusing on what is good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. Classrooms teachers are teaching the second step curriculum lessons that align with gratitude, having class discussions during their morning meetings, and reinforcing the concept throughout the day.
As a school we read the book, Thankful by Elaine Vickers. (access link to the book in Mrs. Faker's November library slide deck). Students then wrote what they are grateful or thankful for. See some photos below of the classroom "thankful chains". I have even started this tradition with my own family to read the book and then make our own chains to hang up and then go back and reflect on our thoughts in December.
Next month's theme: Empathy
Splash Winners This Week!
Every day students are able to earn a splash ticket by demonstrating our school wide expectations of show respect, solve problems, make good decisions. Teachers collect the splash tickets in their classrooms and then once a week we put them in our grade level buckets.
Here are this week's splash ticket winners:
Kindergarten - Della, Roman, Owen
1st Grade - Axel, Dawson, Norah
2nd Grade - Hudson, Alex, Lia
3rd Grade - Dre, Asher, Bennett
4th Grade - Beatrix, Lucas
4/5 & 5th Grade - Iris, Anna, Titan, Aliya
Classroom winners this week: Mrs. Waage's class and they earned a prize as a class.
Library Information (click below)
While reading a text a student found words with certain digraphs and then added her words to the class chart.
Highly Capable Information
Highly Capable Referral Notice for Annual Testing
Open October 18th, 2023 - January 12th, 2024
Direct link- https://forms.gle/8oVhwyfi7jt4d1jdA
Please note: single online referral form for teachers and parents:
https://www.psd401.net/acadmics/highly-capable for more information
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Upcoming Important Dates
- Wed, Thurs, Fri - November 22, 23, 24 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
- Wednesday, December 6th - Winter Concert, 1st & 2nd Grades, 6:30pm
- Tuesday, December 12th - PTA Movie Night & Fondi Takeover
- Winter Break begins Thursday, December 21st through Tuesday, January 2nd. See everyone on Wednesday, January 3rd!