December 4th, 2017
Dates to Remember
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Winter Program: Monday December 4th, 2017 6:30 p.m. at CDPAC. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Early Dismissal: Wednesday December 6th 1 p.m.
2nd & 3rd Grade Winter Program: Thursday December 7th, 2017 6:30 p.m. at CDPAC. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Winter Break: December 25th - January 5th
School Resumes: Monday January 8th
Miller Monthly Memo
Ekstrand Elementary Winter Concerts
Community Library Information
Saturday, December 9th - Kindermusik for 3, 4, & 5 year olds at 9:30 a.m. . . .
Kids’ Klub for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday evenings, December 5th, 12th, & the 19th = FAMILY Story Time for families with young children at 6:00 p.m.
Video Tutorial Outlining Progress Monitoring Graphs
In Guidance during the month of December we will continue discussing feelings. With the kindergarteners and first graders we are learning to recognize other’s feelings so that we can have empathy and understanding for one another. In second and third grade we are focusing on compassion and how to show kindness for one another. Each of these skills will help us understand one another better and build better relationships. Empathy will help us get along with each other and care for one another. Remember, Compassion is Empathy is Action. Being kind to one another will help us build a stronger community.
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports. At Ekstrand we strive to recognize the positive behaviors our students exhibit. When an adult sees a student showing positive behavior such as helping another student or doing the right thing even when no one else does, they can earn a Purple Paw. This is a slip of purple paper that the teacher gives the student that they turn into the office to be announced during lunch. This positive attention goes a long way when supporting our students and teaching them the expectations. It is truly magical to see the students' faces when they are announced by Mr. Miller during lunch.
Music Program Update
The holiday music program for Ekstrand elementary is quickly approaching. This year
the K-1 program is called "Snow Much Fun!" and will be performed on Monday, December 4. The 2-3 program is called "On With the Snow!" and will be performed on Thursday, December 7. Both performances are at 6:30 p.m. in the CDPAC (Central DeWitt Performing Arts Center), and the doors open at 6:00 p.m.