STAR PARENTS NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2021

DON'T BE LATE; YOU'll MISS SOMETHING GREAT!

Being a few minutes late everyday adds up quickly. If children are tardy ten minutes per day, it becomes ONE HOUR per week! Let's get our Stars to school on time each day.


All Union students who have PERFECT ATTENDANCE each month will be recognized with a special treat.


Breakfast is served each day from 7:50am-8:15am and students are considered tardy after 8:20 am.

WEAR YOUR MASK

All of our Union Stars received a cloth mask from our awesome partners at World Changers Church and Navicent Atrium. Please make sure that your child arrives at school with a mask each day. According to our Bibb County District, masks are required on children and adults in all Bibb County School District buildings. Masks are also required on school buses.

PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PLAN

The BCSD Parent and Family Engagement Plan will be sent out in October to each student for parents to read, sign and return. This plan outlines how the district will implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in Title I programs. The plan establishes the district's expectations for parent and family engagement and how the district will carry out the parental involvement requirements of Title I, Part A.

Devices and Damages

Many of our Union Stars' are having an issue with their devices not staying charged. This is due to the charger either being damaged or not pushed in correctly. If your child has problems with his/her device the first thing to check is the charger. The laptop charger has 2 parts. Make sure it is pushed in correctly on both ends. I-pad chargers are damaged from pulling the chargers from the cart. Most of the damages are damaged ports. On the laptops, students are snatching the chargers from port, therefore, damaging the port. This damage is $5.00 and the parent is responsible.


If the port is damaged on the ipad - it cost $100.00 to replace (Apple) and the parent is responsible. Damages should be reported IMMEDIATLY.


Please assist us in taking care of these devices.

OCTOBER DATES


  • October 6: Grade level newsletters will be sent to parents via Remind and Student Canvas Pages.
  • October 8: Club Day
  • October 11-15: Fall Break
  • October 18: Asynchronous Day (Students will complete assignments virtually)
  • October 29: Super Star Friday
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UNION READING GOALS

Grade K: Recognize high frequency words.

Grade 1: Read on grade level and develop phonemic awareness.

Grades 2-3: Read for fluency and comprehension.

Grade 4: Determine Main Idea

Grade 5: Read on grade level. Read for fluency and comprehension.

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PARENTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO LEARNING


Every student has unlimited potential. But there are contributing factors that can affect whether they eventually live up to that potential. Experts believe that a parent’s role in a child’s life has far-reaching impact. Parental involvement is extremely important for a child to do well in school.

There are many benefits that come from early parental involvement in a child’s learning behavior. These include the following:

  • Parents and children enjoy a deeper interaction.
  • Children who received schooling at home tend to do better on standardized tests.
  • Children show improved self-esteem and self-worth, improved confidence and better behavior.
  • Children complete homework more easily and consistently.
  • Children receive better grades on tests and attendance.
  • Parents are more aware of what their children are learning and can pinpoint key areas or subjects that the children may need additional help in.

From Article: "Why a Parent’s Role Is Essential to Student Success" by Learning Liftoff