February Parent Newsletter
"If it's to be...It's up to me!"
Last week we practiced kindness here at Shell Beach Elementary as a part of the national "Kindness Week." During the week I saw so many incredible acts of kindness that I could not possibly list them all here. One act, however, I would like to highlight was when a Kindergartener told a professional here at SBE, "You are the best ever!" This statement of course made the staff member feel great and brought a smile to her face.
The best part, however, is what happened next....the kindergartener turned around and ran towards her friend and said "THAT WAS FUN!"
This precocious Kindergarten student was starting to learn something that can be life changing...and that is being kind makes others feel good...but it also makes YOU feel good when you act in a kind way.
Acting kind towards others is something that should not be confined to one week, of course. Our hope is that students will use last week as a springboard for the rest of the year and continue to act kind towards one another.
Kindness, as the Kindergarten student showed us, is its own reward.
Here is to a GREAT February,
February 10th--Lincoln's Birthday, No School
February 12th--PTO Meeting, 6pm, Library
February 14th--Valentines Day
February 17th--President's Day, No School
February 18th--Principals Coffee, 9:05am, Room 1
Guidelines to help you make the decision about when to keep your child home from school
2nd Graders are Global Citizens!
Seat belts everyone! During the month of January, 2nd grade has flown around the world twice, visiting the continents of Africa and Asia! 2nd grade scholars are learning the importance of being global citizens. During these incredible, thematic days students were exposed to art, math, cooking, technology, and literature. We cannot wait for our next adventure!
Our Student Council partnered with the "Aly and Izy Foundation" to organize gift baskets for families with newborns in the NICU.
GATE students work together to create robots that are programmed through cell phones. These GATE students get an opportunity to learn about Robotics through engaging in the whole process of creating a robot...from sourcing the parts to make the robot to programming to control it. So impressive!