The Eagle View Update
Friday, May 28, 2021
Eagle View Elementary School
EAGLE VIEW SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
June: Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-1:30pm,
closing June 25 to August 1, 2021.
If you require immediate assistance between June 24 and August 1, please call the Pequot Lakes District Office at 218-568-4996.
Dear Eagle View Families,
As your children return to you for the summer the EV staff and I want to express our gratitude and appreciation for partnering with us this year on your child’s educational journey. It has truly been a year to remember. We send them off with smiles and tears, proud of each for their efforts. It is evident that each student has grown in their knowledge and many of them in their height. Over the year and especially the past few weeks students have been eager to share what they have learned this year, what their favorites have been and it’s been rewarding to hear their perspective and enthusiasm for learning.
This summer please encourage your child to read every day. It’s a great time to get a library card for the local library and visit frequently. Also, encourage your child to utilize the online resources of IXL to practice math skills. This will help your child use and sustain the skills gained this school year.
We wish you all a summer filled with time with family, full of laughter and fun times.
EV Elementary Principal
Eagle View Nature Center
Trade Screen Time for Green Time This Summer~
Summer vacation is just a few days away! This school year has increased our kids' screen time out of necessity. Our students were on their computers more, both in the classroom and during distance learning. More time at home also gave kids more time for electronics. The problem isn’t so much the time spent looking at a screen as it is the other things we don’t do as much of; such as physical activity, exercise, social interaction and time outdoors. As you look ahead to summer with your kids, try to consider how you can encourage them to play outside more, or go outside with them! In the Health Connect article “Why Kids Need Unstructured, Outdoor Play”, author Joel Sensenig states that “nature is important for children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and educational development.” The impact is far-reaching, Sensing explains, “Studies have shown that students who are introduced to nature have improved achievement in core subject areas as well. When you make the world your classroom, learning becomes more fun and engaging. Children have a natural curiosity about things and want to understand why something is the way it is.”
Some good advice is not to get discouraged if you try something and it isn’t a big hit the first time. Sometimes it takes a few tries for it to be a success. The lakes area is full of fun, outdoor places to explore in summer, but spending time outdoors can be as simple as taking a walk, doing an art project outside or exploring a different playground. Try trading some of that screen time for green time, and have a great summer!