Moreau Heights Principal Newsletter

February 2018

Message from the Principal

March is upon us and we are looking into a busy last few months of school.

  • Grades 3-5 are beginning their preparations for MAP testing, which will take place in April.
  • Reading! Reading! Reading! We are continuing to challenge our readers to grow. The district goal is for all readers to be on grade level.
  • Student-led conferences are coming right before spring break, March 20th and 22nd.
and more!

We have so much to accomplish before the end of the school year and we appreciate all the support you offer at home!

Sue Haugen


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Attendance Matters!

  • It is essential that students are present EACH DAY from 8:15 - 3:15.
  • When students are absent, they miss important instruction and learning opportunities.
  • When students are present at school, we are able to provide the support each student needs to help him/her grow.

Charger Spirit Store

Open until Feb. 28! Check out the new items and place your order!

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Calendar of Events

Friday, February 23

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 grades 3-5

- 9:40 grades k-2

Friday, March 2

*No School - Staff PD Day

Tuesday, March 6

*Watch DOG - Donut with Dads event 7:30 in library

Friday, March 9

*Wellness Day - Kick-off for PTO Walking Fundraiser

Monday, March 12

*3rd quarter grade cards sent home

*5th grade fundraiser at Chipotle 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, March 13

*Spring Pictures

Wednesday, March 14

*Early Dismissal - students dismissed at 1:15

Thursday, March 15

*Breakfast with Buddies 7:00- 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 20

*Student-led Conferences 4:00 - 7:00

Thursday, March 22

*Student-led Conferences 4:00 - 7:00

Friday, March 23

*PBS Assemblies

- 8:30 grades 3-5

- 9:40 grades k-2

*Walking Fundraiser due

Kindergarten Registration and Open House

Have a student who will turn five years old by August 1, 2018 and is ready for kindergarten? Pass the word that kindergarten registration is open!

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Enroll now! Follow this link for registration information.

Kindergarten Open House!

Incoming kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year will have the chance to visit their school, meet teachers, and participate in assessment activities.

April 19 - 5:30 - 7:00

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Interested in joining our Watch DOG program?

If you are interested in joining our Watch DOG program, please contact Sue Haugen ( to get information.

This is a wonderful program to get Dads involved in our school. We have Dads who come in to read with students, practice sight words, work on math, play at recess, etc. The students LOVE the interactions and our Dads LOVE the time with our kids.

Thank you for considering getting involved in this amazing program!

Important Information

  • Please follow our procedures for morning drop-off and pick-up that have been created to keep our students safe. We use the lower driveway, of off Carol Street. Staff will be present to help with unloading and loading cars. DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS ALONG THE FRONT CURB BETWEEN 7:30 and 8:15.

  • If you need to change transportation plans for the day, please contact the office, 659-3180, by 2:15.

  • We believe in supporting our students as a COMMUNITY, which means we value working with families to see that students are successful. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact his/her teacher to discuss things. Our teachers are happy to work with parents for student success!

  • Feel free to join your child for lunch any day! Talk to your child's teacher about specific lunch times.
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Focus on Parenting -

Taken from a Love and Logic Newsletter:

If children are going to survive and thrive in tomorrow’s complex world, they need practice solving as many problems as possible… today! The following process is designed to get kids thinking more about their problems than we do.

Step 1: Provide a strong and sincere dose of empathy.

Empathy allows the child to stay calm enough to solve the problem… and learn from it. Experiment with saying something like:

Oh no. This is a problem. I bet that’s really upsetting.

Step 2: Hand the problem back.

After you have proven that you care, ask:

What do you think you might do to solve this problem?

Don’t be shocked if the child mumbles, “I don’t know.”

Step 3: Ask permission to share what “some kids” have tried.

Avoid giving suggestions until you have asked:

Would you like to hear what some other kids have tried?

Step 4: Provide two or three alternatives for solving the problem.

Remember to avoid resistance by saying:

Some kids decide to _______________________________________.

How would that work for you?

Step 5: Allow the child to solve or not to solve the problem.

Resist the urge to tell the child which alternative to pick.

End the session by showing your faith in the child:

Good luck! Let me know how this turns out.

Nominate a Difference Maker!

Know a Difference Maker at Moreau Heights? Have a teacher or other staff member who has gone above and beyond to make a positive difference for your child or our school, nominate them to be recognized for their work!

Nominate someone using this link:

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