Sand A Gram
March 20th, 2023
Message from Mrs. J
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR MRS. CALDWELL
Failure is an important part of life. As parents we should let our children see and feel the consequences of their actions. Maybe the consequence is a missed recess or “Fun Friday” activity to finish an assignment at school. Maybe it is missing a family movie night. That’s okay. A little bit of discomfort is powerful in helping children make better choices next time. Ultimately, your student’s schoolwork is their responsibility and taking ownership of their choices is vital to their success.
Use failure to your advantage! Children build confidence by working through failure. Teach them how to use their assets during times of failure. Example: “Let’s think about what you’re good at that can help you with this problem.” Give your children needed support, but avoid stepping in to do things they are capable of doing on their own (even when they beg you to do it). Encourage your kids and watch their confidence grow!
A Message from Mrs. Brady
In most cases I feel like a book is better than its movie counterpart. But reading a book with your kids or asking them to read the book before the movie comes out can be a great motivation. It is also a chance to celebrate their reading with an activity together. The good news is, you don’t have to wait until the next big movie comes out. There are many books in the library that have been made into movies that you may not have watched yet. You can also do the reverse and read a book that you’ve already seen in movie format. Comparing the movie to the book afterward is a great way to help develop critical thinking. Also, when you listen to children and their reasons for liking or disliking parts of the book or movie (there are no wrong answers) kids will learn that you value their opinion which can increase trust and your relationship can be strengthened. Here are some questions you may want to ask to get the conversation going: Were the characters as good as you imagined? Did the movie stay true to the book? Were there any parts left out? Would you understand all of the movie if you didn’t read the book? What was your favorite part in the book? Why? What was your favorite part in the movie? Why? Which character are you most like? Which did you like better the movie or the book?
LIBRARY MAKERSPACE DONATIONS
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Open to ALL 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students!
GREAT ARTIST NIGHT
- Log on to your MyDSD account
- Click on the payments tab at the top
- Click pay for fees/lunch
- Then click on Optional fees
- You will see the selection to but a year book
- Check out
After May 19th they will no longer be on MyDSD for purchase.
If there are any left after May 19th 2023, I will let you know so that you can come in that last week of school to purchase.
6th grade Graduation Party
SCHOOL SECURITY PROCEDURES
Please read our school security procedure below.
*Please remember, NO ONE will enter our building without a photo ID (NO Exceptions) Please check in on the iPad and put on a visitor/volunteer sticker.
*ONLY those listed on your emergency contacts are allowed to check out your student.
*Emergency Contact MUST BE 18