February 15, 2016
How can Parents Help Promote a Growth Mindset?
Over the next few newsletters, I'll share some strategies that parents can use to help their children develop a "growth mindset". Growth Mindset is a believe that students can learn anything given the right feedback, a variety of strategies, and hard work.
1. Have daily learning discussions about the process of learning...not outcomes (grades)
At dinner, in the car or at bedtime take time for both the kids and parents to share
the answers to these types of questions:
"What did you learn to day?” (So much better than “How was your day?”)
Possible Parent Response: "Wow, you continue to get smarter everyday!"
“What mistake did you make that taught you something?
Possible Parent Response: "I'm glad you were able to learn for that mistake."
“What did you try hard at today?”
Possible Parent Response: "It is good to see you challenging yourself."
Pop Tabs for Popsicles Contest:
We had our first weigh-in this week! As a school, we have collected 68.2 pounds of TABS so far...Great job! Our goal is 100 lbs. Mrs. Layman's class is in the lead and Mrs Castillo's class in second. We will have our second weigh-in on March 1st and the last one on April 1st! Keep bringing them!
Make it a Date!
February 18: Smith Cheer Clinic
February 18: Talent Show Rehearsal 6-7PM
February 19: Talent Show 6-7PM
February 25: Math Bowl
February 29- March 11: ISTEP+ Part 1 Window for grades 3-6!
March 7: Kindergarten Round Up
March 8-11: Kindergarten registration in main office during school hours
March 8-10: IREAD testing for all 3rd graders
March 14-18: Spring Break
March 23: Regular School Day ( Snow Make-up Day #3)
March 24: Regular School Day ( Snow Make-up Day #2)
March 25: Regular School Day (Snow Make-up Day #1)
2015-16 Yearbooks are on sale until March 10th. Order forms were sent home but extras can be picked up in the office. You can order on-line by going clicking the above link and enter the Yearbook ID code: 4183516
It's time to start getting excited about book fair!!! Feb. 11- Feb. 19!
Click the above link to learn more about a Free Dyslexia Seminar, Girls Slow Pitch Softball and Free Hockey for a Day! Great opportunities!
Northside Middle School will host an open house for current 6th graders on Feb 18th. Click above for more information.
Central MS will host an open house on February 17th for all current 6th graders. CSA presentation from 5-6PM, meet coaches and teachers 6-6:30PM, general information presentation starts at 6:30PM.
DO YOU HAVE A 4 YEAR-OLD OR A WILL-BE 4 YEAR-OLD AT HOME?
If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment, you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.
MORE THAN just LUNCH!
If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family:
- Textbook Assistance: For financial assistance with textbook fees, check the box on the back of the free/reduced lunch application
- Elementary Backsacks Program: For weekend food, see school counselor
- High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees: See school counselor
- High School - Dual Credit/AP Courses: See school counselor
- Discounted Internet service :$9.95 per month through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-824-8376
- Discounted Computer: $149.99 through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
- Discounts for Sports Program Fees: See school Athletic Director
- iCare afterschool program: limited scholarships available - See BCSC website
- Click here to access this information on the BCSC website.
Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016
Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch
Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or firstname.lastname@example.org