The Bledsoe Beat
Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.
Your Are Invited to Open House Thursday, March 8th
Please join us on Thursday, March 8th
5:30 - 6:30 Kinder and 1st Grade
6:30 - 7:30 2nd -5th Grade
No Good Morning Bledsoe March 9th
3GStrong - Classroom Meeting Update
This week, in class meetings, your child has been learning to spot good and bad manners. Manners are really just the “rules” to social behavior so that everyone knows how to act appropriately in social situations. It makes people more comfortable when they don’t have to wonder how to act or how others will act.
Children must be taught those rules to help them “win the game” with friends, adults, and throughout their lives. In class meetings, our students were in a Top Secret Manners Training School to learn about several of the following:
Listening completely- without being distracted
Looking people in the eye when they’re speaking
Smiling when you greet someone and saying “Hello!”
Calling people by their name when you address them
Respecting other people’s space and things
Covering our nose/mouths when we sneeze or cough
Saying please/thank you
Asking instead of telling someone for something (example: Would you get that for me please? Vs. Get that for me please)
Knowing the rules is so important to put kids on an even playing field. We also talked about when we have manners/self control issues, it’s a good time to ask ourselves what it would look like if everyone did what we are doing. Parents can ask this question to their children too. If it wouldn't be okay for everyone in the room to act like we are right now, if it would be too loud or too crazy, maybe we need to change our actions.
Be “manners detectives” with your child this weekend. Keep an eye out to spot good and bad manners and discuss what the behaviors are and why they’re important to know. We must have grace,grit, and a growth mindset in teaching manners to children. Teaching them the “rules to the game” in social behavior helps make them win by being 3GStrong!
The Wakeland and Reedy High School Baseball Teams.
Rivals on the field but uniting for a GREAT cause!
Read on to find out why!
Kick off for their team’s JDRF fundraiser which will include a baseball lesson for Ms. Swiney!!
Good Morning Bledsoe – Friday, March 2nd
JDRF is the leading global organization to fund Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research.
Wakeland's head coach, Barry Rose, has a son that was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few years ago. Therefore, this is a cause near and dear to both team's hearts. The boys will be selling t-shirts for $10/shirt.
ALL proceeds will go to JDRF.
We'd love to see you at GMB Friday, March 2nd, to help these boys try and "strike out" juvenile diabetes (and Mrs. Swiney!).
T-shirts will be sold immediately following GMB on March 2nd and before school March 5th-7th. Cash/check only please.
· For each T-shirt purchased, your child or family's name will be entered into a drawing for a $200 Visa Gift Card at the Reedy/Wakeland baseball game on March 21st. If you'd rather not purchase a T-shirt, but would like to donate, for every $10 donated, your family will receive 3 tickets for the Visa gift card drawing.
· We are asking every student that purchases a T-shirt to wear their shirt to school Tuesday, March 21st, to take a group picture showing our community’s support. In addition, anyone that wears their t-shirt to the Wakeland/Reedy game that night (7:30 at Reedy) receives free admission to the game!
Please see the link below if you'd like more information about JDRF and its mission. Thank you, in advance, for your support!
State & District Report Cards
March 6th - PTA meeting and 3rd grade performance 6:30 p.m.
March 8th - Open House
- 5:30 - 6:30 Kinder and 1st Grade
- 6:30 -7:30 2nd - 5th Grade
March 8th - Open House - Art Reception at Administration Building
March 9th - No GMB - Author and counselor Bryan Smith here!
March 12th -16th - Spring Break
April 2nd -6th Kinder Round Up - Parents of upccoming Kinder students register for next year.
April 10th STAAR 4th Grade Writing and 5th Grade Math Building is Closed for Visitors
April 11th STAAR 5th Grade Reading - Building is Closed for Visitors
April 12 STAAR Make UPs Building is Closed for Visitors