Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make our STEM night a success. From our fantastic staff to employees at BSU and Idaho Power, all were invested in bringing science to life for your children. I hope you enjoyed the evening. Another month has passed and it is hard to believe that Spring is right around the corner! At Jefferson, we are focusing on Positive Attitude, Compassion and Self Esteem. Now is the perfect time to help our children reflect. The information below is taken from “Love and Logic” articles and readings.
Pumping weights, jogging, swimming and other forms of exercise are not much fun when done for the first time. They make us dizzy, cause sweat to drain from our pores and create major soreness the next day. Only when our muscles begin to strengthen do we start to enjoy these activities. Once in the habit, they become enjoyable.
The same goes for being a giver. Many kids need a large amount of gentle, yet firm, prodding to begin the process of cardiac strengthening. They also need someone to show them how it’s done.
This time of year is a great time to place an exclamation point on the importance of continued generosity. The holidays just past, have shown kids what it looks like. Now we can strongly, yet gently, encourage them to do the same:
Encourage them to donate some of their older toys to charity.
Suggest that they buy a less fortunate child something brand new.
Expect them to give their grandparents, other relatives or neighbors the gift of a shoveled sidewalk, raked yard, a dusted home, a spic and span garage, etc. Doing for others is extremely heart healthy.
Volunteer as a family to feed the shelter.
Show them how to do all of these things with a joyful attitude.
All in all, the best thing we can give our kids is a giver attitude. While it takes plenty of reps, it will eventually build them into people with strong and loving hearts. As Jefferson focuses on Compassion throughout this month, think about what you can to help teach this value to your child.
Some Upcoming Events in February
PTA Meeting - Wednesday, February 7th 3:00 pm
"Candy Gram" PTA Sales - Monday and Tuesday, February 12th and 13th. At lunch time, students can purchase a Candy Gram (sucker on a card) for $.50 for their friends. The PTA will then deliver those to their friends on Valentine's Day.
Spring Picture Day - Thursday, February 15th - order forms sent home with students
No School - Monday, February 19th - President's Day
Read Across America week - Monday, February 26th through May 2nd (Dr Seuss Birthday)
Boys Basketball - check calendar for times and location
Kindergarten Registration - March 8
AGE Requirement: 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018
******SAVE TIME with ONLINE REGISTRATION******
Starting now, you can access the Online Registration Program on the Boise Schools Web page: http://www.boiseschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1824421
Then just bring your student and other papers to registration and save time.
Registration Day March 8
What to bring
· Your child registering for kindergarten
· Certified birth certificate
· Immunization record
· Proof of residence (utility bill, rental/lease agreement)
Information you will receive
· Kindergarten Readiness Resources
· School calendar
· Your child will participate in school readiness activities
· You will have the opportunity to meet school staff
· You will have the opportunity to ask questions
Paperwork to complete
· Enrollment Form (Can complete online)
· Health History Form
· Home Language survey
· Forms can be picked up at schools ahead of time.