Edgewood's Tiger Talk

December 2015

From the Desk of Mrs. Boyd

At Edgewood, we're blessed with a wonderful group of students. We have positive systems in place to teach and promote positive behavior.

Even with the best proactive plans, though, there is, at times, a need for discipline. Here, I'll share a bit with you about my philosophy. First, I believe that all discipline should lead to learning. Our goal is to prevent the same thing from occurring again, and to develop the skills that we need in our citizens.

Second, consequences should be logical. If you broke it, you should fix it. For example, if a student colors all over a desk, I'll ask them to clean that (or something similar). Another logical consequence is a loss of privilege. It's a privilege to get to be in class with the group, or to choose the game you want to play at recess. If a child is repeatedly disruptive in class, they might temporarily lose the privilege of working with the group.

Third, discipline should be respectful. Students are valued, worthy people. I may like them, but I may not have liked a choice he or she made. I work to convey this in each and every one of my interactions.

I also believe that parental partnership is key as we work to help our children to learn from their mistakes and make better choices in the future. If you ever have questions or concerns about consequences, please contact me.

Holiday Sharing

The Holiday Sharing Program takes place next week. We collect items at EW, and then the National Honor Society at GHS distributes them to families in need in our community. Please send in the following items next week:

Monday: Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly

Tuesday: Boxed pasta, rice, or spaghetti sauce

Wednesday: Breakfast items like granola bars, cereal, oatmeal, and juice

Thursday: Canned goods (fruit, veggies, and soup)

Friday: Baby formula, food, toddler snacks

New, unwrapped toys can be brought any day of the week.

Upcoming Dates

12/4--Wear School Shirts for Community Assesmbly

12/8--December EHSA Meeting, 6-7pm. Kindergarten and Pawsitively Edgewood will be presenting.

12/10--Report Cards come home in Thursday Folders

12/12--EHSA's Breakfast with Santa, 8-11am

12/18--Stacy Tornio, EW parent and author speaks to students about her new nonfiction book

12/18--Wear School Shirts for Community Assembly

12/23-1/1--No School--Winter Break

1/12--K4 and K5 Family Literacy Night at the Greenfield Public Library, 5-6pm

1/20--Winter Concert at PAC, 6:30pm