Mr. Graves' Weekly Update
September 5th, 2023
The ABC's of School Success
The ABCs of school success School success begins at home! While your child is learning her ABCs, 123s, and much more, she can get the year off to a great start with these other ABCs. ■ A ttend every day More time in class = more learning. Help your youngster attend school regularly by scheduling doctor appointments and family vacations outside of school hours. Also, she can cut down on sick days by eating her fruits and vegetables, washing her hands often, and getting plenty of physical activity. ■ B e organized Forgotten homework? A backpack that doubles as a black hole? Good organizational skills prevent those problems. Together, brainstorm ways for your child to get—and stay—organized. For instance, she could choose a special folder for bringing home and returning homework and use a zipper bag to store pencils and other supplies. ■C heck in daily Designate a time each day to sit down with your youngster, talk about what she did in school, and review papers she brought home. You might read a story she wrote or look over her math test, for example. This simple routine shows her that you care about what she’s learning. Plus, you’ll notice where she’s doing well or if she’s struggling with anything so you can follow up with her teacher.♥
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School Safety Drills
Each month we practice various school safety drills, (Fire, Tornado, Standard Response). Your student may share with you that there was a drill at school. Below is the vocabulary we will use when conducting a drill with our students. If a situation occurs that requires an actual safety response, you will receive communication from me, or someone from our central office staff.