Principal's Monthly Newsletter
Weather Bug System coming soon!
As you know, our York Elementary school family reached our Fall Bulldog Bonanza fundraising goal of $10,000 and have purchased the WEATHERBUG system! This machinery will give our students the opportunity to learn about local, state, and global weather! They also have access to nonfiction text and STEM units on WEATHER!
We are in the installation process and are excited for our site visit to be scheduled with Earth networks so that we can find the best spot on the building to install the system. Once it's installed, we will be sure to let everyone know so you can see what it's all about!
Start playing around on the WeatherBug App today: (It's FREE!)
Just THINK YORK will be your pin soon!
Positivity Project at York Elementary
The basic jist of the Positivity Project is that Other People Matter!
To sum up positive psychology in just three words – Other People Matter...PERIOD. Anything that builds relationships between and among people is going to make you happy.
As a school, we officially kicked off #OtherPeopleMatter by learning about what that means. This year all students will learn about each of the 24 character strengths that exist in each of us. Some are more strong than others. To see what your top/bottom character strengths are click here to take the free survey. Share your strengths with your child. Ask them what they feel their character strengths are based on what we have learned so far this year (see list below).
Think about ways to incorporate this at home and share it with us through Twitter or Facebook...#OtherFamilyMembersMatter!
Week of September 11-15 = Other People Matter
Week of September 18-22 = Curiosity
Week of September 25-29 = Open Mindedness
Week(s) of October 2-13 = Perspective
Week of October 16-20 = Teamwork/Citizenship
Week of October 23-27 = Creativity
Week of October 30-November 9 = Bravery
Week of November 12-25 = Gratitude (one of my top character strengths)
Week of November 27-December 1 = Humility/Modesty
Week of December 3-9 = Kindness
Week(s) of December 10-23 = Self-Control
***To learn more, please visit the Positivity Project Website.
Member Hub is a brand new communication tool that has been made available to all North Carolina PTA's this year. Member Hub is great because it provides ONE place for all organization communication to take place. At York, our goal is use Member Hub to announce various events, volunteer/donation opportunities, and simplify classroom communication between parents/teachers. Please consider joining Member Hub today, check out our calendar for a glimpse of what to expect this year and find ways you can support York, such as linking your Harris Teeter VIC card or joining the PTA. And keep in mind that this is a new technology, thank you for being patient with us as we work out the kinks.
Plan to visit Member Hub frequently to stay in the loop about all of the wonderful happenings at York Elementary!
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Breakdown for Parents
Monthly YES Events - Save the date!
- December 21 = Early Release Day @ 1:15 pm
- December 22 - January 1 = Winter Break - No school