Willow Parent Bulletin #24
March 5, 2021
If your child has a math or reading intervention scheduled during the day, it's imperative that he/she attend these sessions. This is when your wildcat may be receiving small group support for reading, math, speech, OT, or enrichment.
We know with warmer weather (and that whole cooped up inside pandemic thing) that wanting to get outside or taking a day off from school can be tempting... and boy do we understand the need for a break sometimes. Attendance is taken with the regular teacher as well as during interventions and reported to the office. Students with excessive absences will receive letters in the mail. There's 15 days until Spring Break and we need you to hang in there.
I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight some of our wildcats who have been putting effort into the Happy Numbers app. The following students, during the week beginning February 22nd, either met their teacher recommended practice minutes or the number of tasks assigned by their teacher.
Thanks for working hard, wildcats!
Announcements with Ms. Schmidt
Book Blurb- "Ron's Big Mission"
Social Emotional Learning Home Links
Erin's Law- What you should know
In Illinois, Erin's Law requires that all public schools implement child-focused sexual abuse prevention education that: provides parents and guardians with information on the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus any needed assistance, referrals or resources to support victims and their families.
We use the Child Protection Unit from Second Step so that it best aligns with the Social Emotional curriculum your child already learns each week. Their program is described as:
The Child Protection Unit student lessons encourage help seeking behavior and positive student norms by teaching students to recognize, refuse, and report unsafe or abusive situations. The Child Protection Unit includes an array of teaching modes and gives students multiple opportunities to practice skills.
Specifically, the lessons aim to help children protect themselves by teaching them skills in three areas:
1. Recognizing unsafe and sexually abusive situations and touches
2. Immediately reporting these situations to adults
3. Assertively refusing these situations whenever possible.
Each lesson also includes an activity children can do with a parent or caregiver at home to practice the skills. You can see an overview at: https://www.secondstep.org/child-protection
you just might like
Bright & Quirky Child Summit - From March 8th to March 12th
This is a free 5-day online summit with tons of phenomenal speakers focused on helping bright kids THRIVE, even with learning, social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. My talk is going live on March 12th 🙂 Save your spot here.
The Raising Good Parents Podcast with Dr. Phil Boucher
Mar. 17: St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 26: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal
Mar. 29-April 6: Spring Break
Apr. 7: students return to learning
Apr. 23: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal
May 7: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal
May 28: School Improvement Day - ALL STUDENTS REMOTE with 11:30 AM early dismissal
May 31: NO School- Memorial Day