THE PRIDE PRESS
Essex Elementary School Newsletter
November 8, 2019
During our first few months of school we have been focusing intently on developing our school culture and climate. This includes CARES: Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, Self- control, our school rules: We take care of ourselves, We take care of each other, We take care of our school, and our new lion logo and motto: We Are the Pride. We have woven each of these into our classroom morning meetings, our all school morning meetings and our daily discussions with children. We have also instituted a “Pride Lunch” at each grade level, where the class that exhibits their Pride the most earns lunch outside the cafeteria with one or two adult staff members.
This past summer we decided that the best way to cap off our focus on CARES and Pride would be to distribute Pride t-shirts to our students, so we ordered several hundred. Our intention is to give a shirt to every child in the building, and to students who come during the year. So when your child comes home with a new shirt, you’ll know where it came from! If you care to help offset the cost of the shirts and help us continue this tradition, any donation is appreciated.
EES SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TEAM
Back row: Peter Farrell, Donna Sturgess, Christen LaFountain, Sarah Buhl, Peter Picard
Front row: Sierra Smith, Annie Allardyce, Jo-Ellen Rowley, Jen King.
Missing from photo: Laura Green
Our Team has been meeting regularly to promote social emotional learning (SEL) across our school. SEL is the process through which children and adults learn and apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to:
Manage their emotions
Set and achieve positive goals
Empathize with others
Maintain positive relationships
Make responsible decisions
Some of the work we have been doing includes:
Planning Schoolwide SEL activities
Improving SEL communication with families
Increasing SEL across all school environments
Mrs. Seligman's PRIDE Lunch
HEALTH OFFICE NEWS
Flu Information for Parents with Young Children
Flu is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year flu places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and their families. Annual influenza vaccination is the best method for preventing flu and its potentially severe complications in children.
What are the symptoms of the flu?
Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat,
runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue
and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (more common in
children than adults). Some people with the flu will not
have a fever.
Please keep your child home if they show any signs of the flu. Also, please do not give them Tylenol or Ibuprofen prior to coming to school as it will mask the symptoms and they end up feeling really bad in the afternoon and will have exposed their whole class to whatever virus they have. I do have Tylenol and Ibuprofen at school for those students who do need it.
Please help me to keep your child as well as the rest of the students healthy.
Kimberly Bullock, BSN, RN
Please contact Ms. Blain; email@example.com if you are able to help!
thank you for your support of this program and for helping our neighbors in need.
LOST & FOUND
Individuals interested in volunteering in our schools must register once a year, even if you are interested in volunteering at multiple schools/locations.
- 11/25 - 11/29 School Vacation