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Clarksville Elementary Employees of the Month


At CES our teams identified characteristics of an exemplary staff member and wrote Collective Commitments. We are all committed to the same Collaboration, Instruction, Behavior Management, Professional Behaviors, and Professional Beliefs. The Employee of the Month exemplifies these Collective Commitments in what he/she says and does!

CONGRATULTIONS to as November's Employee of the Month. They will have a sign for their classroom door, a badge to add to their ID lanyard, choose a parking space for the month, and receive a 25.00 gift card from Ms. Thompson.

Health Benefits of Gratitude

When was the last time you stopped to really acknowledge the things you’re thankful for? There’s a whole host of reasons why we should make gratitude a daily practice — research has shown that being thankful confers a whole host of health benefits, from improved immune systems, to feelings of connectedness, even higher team morale.

1. Good for the heart. Studies show that appreciation and positive emotions are linked with changes in heart rate variability and overall health.

2. Good for the immune system. Gratefulness is linked with optimism, which in turn is linked with better immune health WebMD reported.

3. Reduces stress. WebMD reported that negative events can boost gratitude, and that gratitude can help to boost feelings of belonging and decrease feelings of stress. For example, a survey showed that feelings of gratitude were at high levels after 9/11, according to WebMD.

4. Strengthens relationships. Being thankful for the little things your partner does could make your relationship stronger, according to Psychology Today.

5. Improves sleep. Writing down what you’re thankful for as you drift off to sleep can help you get better ZZs, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being.

Students of the Month for October

Student Health

Help our school stay healthy by following good handwashing habits, staying home when running a fever of 100 or more or vomiting, eating healthy meals, and getting plenty of rest.

Thanks for attending face-to-face Parent Teacher Conferences!

Let us know how we are doing! Fill out this survey please.

Looking Ahead

  • Nov. 4 field trip to the park
  • Nov. 14-18 National Reading Week, Principal Challenge, Nov. 16
  • Nov. 18 District Lock Down Drill
  • Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 30 3rd grade music program @ 6:00PM in the Fine Arts Building
  • Dec. 8 Gingerbread Literacy Night @ 5:30
  • Dec. 20 End of quarter
  • Dec. 21-Jan. 3 Christmas Break
  • Jan. 14 Panther Palooza--Vex IQ Robotics Competition

🎃 Activities & Books 🎃

Fun Autumn learning

Education World "falls" back on some favorite teaching ideas for the Autumnal Equinox.

Pumpkins 🎃| Non-fiction (Read Aloud books for kids) Fall book by Jacqueline Farmer *Miss Jill

What are you reading? These are a few of my recent reads:

Grab a book!

This multi-age booklist has books for fall for every age group.

Thanksgiving break is a week this year! 🎃 🍭

Monday, Nov. 22nd 2021 at 8am to Friday, Nov. 26th 2021 at 6pm

1903 West Clark Road

Clarksville, AR

Thanksgiving brings an opportunity to gather and show gratitude! From our school family to yours: We wish you joy and full bellies this Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all our students and families.

If your family needs help with food, try these places:

Second Baptist Church--Compassion Center, 709 Oak Street, Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-4:00PM, Sun. 10:00AM-12:00 Phone: 479-754-2930

Clarksville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2514 W. Main St., Tuesdays 9:00AM-11:00AM Phone: 225-754-2376

River Valley Church of Christ, 1005 Interstate Dr, Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00PM Phone: 479-705-3002

History and Evolution of Thanksgiving

How the traditional Thanksgiving feast has evolved over centuries The history of Thanksgiving has been muddled, debunked, and rewritten throughout history, but here’s why we carve a turkey and mash some potatoes each year. BY EMILY MARTIN

Resources and Links

Arkansas Lifespan Respite Coalition

Sign up or learn about training to provide respite care.

Teach Arkansas

Employees already working in a school have options for becoming a certified teacher!

Mandated Reporter Secure Online Portal

Go here to submit a report of suspected child abuse. Or call 800-482-5964 or (844) SAVEACHILD

Community Asset Map

Need help with housing, clothing, rent, food, health? Check this resource list for numbers, names, and locations. Available at this link in English, Spanish, and Karen languages.

Our district social worker, Andrea Edgmon, is also available. Call 497-705-3237