Strathmore Elementary School

November Newsletter

Mrs. K Bera, Principal

November Events
  • November 2 Picture Retakes
  • November 10 & 11 No School Teacher's Convention
  • November 15 End of First Marking Period
  • November 15-18 Scholastic Book fair
  • November 16 Four hour session (School dismisses at 1:20 PM)
  • November 21 & 22 Four hour session (School dismisses at 1:20 PM)
  • November 21 Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:30-8:30
  • November 22 Afternoon Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:20-3:30
  • November 23 Four Hour Session (School dismisses at 1:20 PM)
  • November 24 & 25 No School
  • November 30 Star Student 7:00 PM
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Students are recognized each day to be our “Star Student”. A paragraph is read over our public address system detailing why this student was recognized. Every Star Student's picture is proudly displayed on our bulletin board for the month. At the end of the month, Star Students and their parents are invited to our Star Student presentation. Students are congratulated and receive a certificate of accomplishment from Mrs. Bera

Our First Star Student Ceremony will be held on

Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM

in the Strathmore cafeteria.

New Lunch Procedures 2016-2017

As a reminder, students who are purchasing lunch will have their lunch waiting for them in the cafeteria. They will no longer need to wait in line to be served. This will provide them with additional time to eat!

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News from our Nurse

I’d like to ask your cooperation when sending in lunch, snacks and baked goods to school. Several children in the school have life-threatening food allergies to peanuts and/or tree nuts. Exposure to these foods either by eating, touching or being touched by someone who has this food residue on them can bring on an anaphylactic reaction, which can result in death for such children. Limiting potential exposure to these foods would greatly minimize the risk posed to these children. Therefore, I am asking for your cooperation when packing your child’s lunchbox or sending in snacks or party treats.

While peanut butter is the most common form of exposure, peanuts and tree nuts (which include walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts, and filberts) are very often present in baked goods and candy and can only be detected by carefully reading the ingredient label.


Avoid foods that contain nuts or any of these ingredients:


Nut paste i.e. almond paste

Brazil nuts

Pecans (Mashuga nuts)


Pine nuts (pinyon nuts)





Gianduja (a creamy mixture of chocolate and chopped toasted nuts found in premium or imported chocolate

Hickory nuts

Macadamia nuts

Marzipan/almond paste


NuNuts artificial nuts

Nut butters i.e. cashew butter

Nut oil


  • Artificial nuts can be peanuts that have been deflavored and reflavored with a nut, like pecan or walnut.
  • Filberts are also hazelnuts.
  • Avoid natural extracts i.e. pure almond extract, use imitation or artificial flavored extracts.
  • Tree nuts have been used in many foods including barbeque sauce, cereals, crackers and ice cream.

Mrs. Annette Langer

When it comes to math, practice counts

Not every child is a math whiz. But daily practice can help all students maximize their math skills. It's important, for example, that your child understand math vocabulary. Have him explain new terms in his homework to you. You can help him practice basic math facts by drilling with flash cards and playing math games together. Encourage your child to do sample problems in his textbook, too. -The Parent institute-

Take turns reading aloud with your child

Reading aloud with your children is a great way to help them become a better readers. Choose a short passage from a book at your child's reading level. Read it aloud to your child. (Be sure to use lots of expression in your voice.) Then have your child read the passage back to you. If they struggle with a word, remind them what it is, then let them continue reading. Don't worry if it takes a few times before your child can read the text easily. -The Parent institute-
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Strathmore School is taking part in The Anti-Defamation League’s ‘No Place for Hate’ for the 2016-2017 school year.

No Place for Hate is designed to enhance a culture of respect and to create a safe, bully-free learning environment for all students.

In addition to weekly Olweus lessons and class meetings, supplemental lessons fulfilling the No Place for Hate requirements are designed to collaboratively create safer, kinder, anti-prejudice, more respectful/accepting school culture.

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Strathmore School earned Gold Star, No Place for Hate status in 2015-2016