Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy first day of Fall! Your child brought home their interims on Friday. I hope you had an opportunity to look over them. Below you will find some ideas on how to go over interims with your child.
On Tuesday, your child will be bringing home their printout of their character traits from a survey they took with the Thriving Learning Communities . Ask to see their paper so you can talk with them about their top traits and which traits they would like to focus on. I have enjoyed having conversations with the students about their top traits.
Have a great week and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mark Your Calendars
September 25- PTO Meeting @6:00 in the elementary art room
October 1- Volleyball New Richmond (Home)
October 2- Volleyball at Hamersville
October 4- MS Hangout ( 2:30- 5:30)
October 5- Fall 5 - Fall Feast
October 8- Volleyball at Batavia
October 9- Picture Retakes and Make-ups ( New Date)
October 10- Volleyball at Williamsburg
October 14- No School-Teacher Professional Development
October 18- End of first quarter
October 24- Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7
After Interim Discussion with Children
1. Set Goals - Odds are your grades are probably in a good place. Work to keep them in a good place, by setting goals. Where will your grades be by the end of this week and by the end of the 9 weeks October 18th?
Make goals that can be measured and also make goals that have times that hold you accountable. For example, I am going to submit all of my assignments in science this week. On Friday, you ask yourself, "did I submit everything in science this week?"
2. Use your tools - It can be easy and entertaining to get off task and use your device for games, emails, and searching for non school related things, but it can really throw off your chances to achieve. Use your Chromebook to stay focused on your mission at hand, being the best student you can possibly be.
- Use google to set up a calendar that can give you reminders for assignments
- Check your Progress book like you check social media or your favorite websites (check it everyday) : "Are you missing any assignments?", "How did you do on that last quiz?"
3. Ask for help - If you don't understand something that was taught in class, ask for help. Adults ask for help all the time in the real world and you too can do so in school. Reach out to your teacher and be honest, "I don't understand today's lesson" or "I'm struggling can you help me?"
4. Take advantage of before and after school tutoring opportunities. We have a lot of amazing teachers who volunteer their time before and after school to help students. If you are lost, confused or just need a place for reassurance on an assignment take advantage of these opportunities.
A new school year has begun. Wouldn’t it be great if your child didn’t bring home every cold and stomach bug that comes along? Here are some tips that can help your child stay healthy and learn good health habits along with all the math, reading, and social studies.
1. Keep hands clean.
2. Keep hands out of the eyes, mouth and nose.
3. Don’t share water bottles, food or other personal items.
4. Keep kids current on vaccinations, including a yearly flu shot
5. Boost your whole family’s immune system.
6. Laugh out loud.
7. Give kids a brain-boosting breakfast.
8. Pack a healthy lunch.
9. Pick the right backpack.
10. Get kids to play outside after school.
If you and/or your child haven't had the opportunity to complete your final forms please try to update them as soon as possible.
Charge the Chromebooks!
Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.
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