Como Park Elementary

May 2022

From Principal Evangelist

Happy spring! Students at Como were able to enjoy a May Day activity on either Friday, April 29th or Monday, May 2nd. Teachers walked with their students and handed out packets of seeds and a bookmark to our neighbors. This has been a Como Park Elementary tradition that was brought back this year. Our neighbors were so happy to see our students. Now we need warm weather to match our spring spirits!


Como will be hosting an event for parents of students new to Como in the fall and our current pre-kindergarten parents. We will have an informational session on Thursday, May 19th, from 11- 12:30. We will provide a tour and presentations by our nurse, pre-kindergarten teachers and a kindergarten teacher.


Ms. Evangelist

A Note from Ms. Ewald

Como Families-


A few highlights from the last few weeks


  • Our monthly assembly with our students of the month
  • Como School Spirit Day - LOTS of students participating in Backwards Day
  • Classes leaving May Day baskets for our neighborhood community
  • Our 3-5th graders working hard on their MCAs.


Email: jennifer.ewald@spps.org

Office: 651-744-6055

Reminder

Please remember that we open the school doors at 7:15 am. There is no supervision at school before 7:15.

No School - Memorial Day

We do not have school on May 30th.

Zones of Regulation

When a student is in the Blue Zone, they may feel:


  • Sad
  • Tired
  • Bored
  • Shy


Some of the tools that students can use when they are in the Blue Zone are:


  • Listen to music
  • Talk to an adult or friend
  • Go for a walk

Technology Tips

Setting Good Digital Habits:

As a parent or guardian, you have the final say as to how much your child uses digital devices like the iPad at home. It’s important to set and communicate clear expectations for your child’s use of the iPad. Common Sense Media provides family tips on how to monitor children’s safe and responsible Internet use and has an age-appropriate “Media Family Agreement” with a checklist to guide conversations with your child about the responsible use of media and technology. Visit http://bit.ly/1C50HLR for more information on:


  • How to change privacy settings and other Internet safety tips
  • Using social media responsibly
  • How to handle violent media
  • Guidelines for monitoring screen time and setting age-appropriate schedules
  • Educational websites for young children
  • Managing cell phone use


Help keep those iPads clean. Please have your child remove ALL STICKERS from the iPad and cover, keep food and drinks away from the screen, and charge the iPad EVERY NIGHT so it is ready for use during the school day. iPads should come to school EVERYDAY as we use them for many lessons and projects.

From Nurse Morgan

Establishing and monitoring a screen time routine can be difficult. Screens are everywhere! Here is some guidance from Mayo Clinic:

1. Encourage students to have technology free time each day. A mealtime or a specific day of the week is a good start!

2. Set and enforce a screen time limit for each day. Example: ending screen time 1 hour before bedtime to aid falling asleep.

3. Consider using parental controls on devices to manage the length of time sent on devices

4. Keep electronic devices out of the student’s bedroom.

Mayo Clinic stresses that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for screen time limits. It’s up to parents to determine what is appropriate and what works for the family.

Here is the link to the full article: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/screen-time/art-20047952

Counselor's Corner

In April, our word of the month was citizenship. We talked about the importance of being a good citizen in school and in the community. Some examples include helping others, keeping the environment clean, and caring for the earth. Hopefully, your child will continue to put our character words into action and continue to be the good citizens that they are here at Como.
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