Park Layne Elementary Monthly News
Welcome to Our January Digital Newsletter
- Grade cards were sent home on January 16. Please look it over and see how your child is progressing on their learning goals. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher. We need your help and support to help your child learn and grow.
Reading - How Can You Help?
- Read to and with your child nightly. If you wonder why, click here.
- Play word games with your child. This is easy to do while driving down the road, during commercials, in the bathtub, etc. Click here for some fun activities. Note that numbers 10 and 11 are particularly good for reading, but all are great for language development.
- Buy a set of magnetic letters at the dollar store and have kids manipulate them. Have your child spell cat. Ask them to change one letter to make the word hat. Ask them to add a letter to build the word chat, etc. Show them how much fun can be had by playing with letters and sounds.
- Visit the New Carlisle Public Library - MIss Maggie, the children's librarian, is a kid favorite and a wealth of knowledge. She will help you and your child pick out engaging books sure to get your child hooked on reading. Please note that the library is now open on Mondays.
- Access quality programs at home including Raz-Kids and Lexia Core5. If you need login information, please email Mrs. Strader at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text through Remind and she will send a customized letter for logging in .
PTO - Meeting and Skate Night Coming up Soon
PTO is a great way to get involved and help out our schools. Our next PTO meeting will be Monday, January 22 at 7 pm in the Tecumseh Middle School library. Enter the front doors of the middle school and the library is about halfway back the main hallway on your right. If you would like to get involved with the planning of our PTO Spring Festival, join us at 6 pm on January 22 for a festival meeting prior to the regular PTO meeting. Did you miss out on our spirit wear sale of t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. If so, stop by the school office to purchase extras that were ordered. We have a great variety of styles and sizes available in each elementary office. PTO is sponsoring a Skate Night at USA Skate in Springfield on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. All elementary students and their families are invited. Sign up for Remind alerts for PTO by following this link. Check out the PTO Facebook page for updates as well.
Mrs. Mullen's Kindergarten Class December Boxtop Champs
22 - PTO Meeting (Festival Mtg. at 6pm, Regular Mtg. at 7pm)
25 - Skate Night 6:00 - 8:00 pm at USA Skate in Springfield
26 - No School - Teacher Inservice Day
2 - Box Top Collection Day - Send in Box Tops in an envelope marked with student name
2 - 100th Day of School - Dress as if you are 100 years old
7 - Scheduled 2-Hour Delay Teacher Inservice
7- 13 - Book Fair
7 and 13 - Parent Teacher Conferences by Appt.