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Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter

November 2, 2018

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Calendar Events

November 4 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 5 - Board Of Education Mtg. 6:30pm

November 6 - Election Day

November 6 - Community Club Meeting PR Art Room 6:30pm

November 8 - Fall Learning Celebration 5:30 pm

November 9 - Veteran's Day Celebration 2:15pm

November 13 - Planet Sub Night

November 19 - Board of Education Mtg. 6:30pm

November 19 - 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert WMS 7:00pm

November 21-23 - No School Thanksgiving Break

November 27 - Don & Millies Night

December 6 - 3rd-4th Grade Music Performance at WMS 7:00pm

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All School Flag!!!!!

Veteran’s Day Celebration -


As part of our Veteran’s Day celebration on November 9th, we are going to create a “Human Flag” during our assembly. To make this happen, we are asking the following grade levels to participate by wearing the following colored shirt:



4 year olds: WHITE

Pedersen 4th: RED

Kock 6th: BLUE

Kindergarten: RED

Young 4th: BLUE

First Grade: WHITE

O’Brien 5th: WHITE

Second Grade: RED

LaFond 5th: BLUE

Third Grade: WHITE

Rydl 6th: RED

Science is So Fun!

Attention Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and String Parents

Attention Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and String Parents - Mark your calendars because our concerts are coming! Concerts are a musicians reward for hard work and effort on their instrument. Please help reward your child by making their first concert a priority for your entire family! We can't wait to see you at these events to celebrate your child's accomplishments!

The Instrumental Music Staff


6th grade String students: Tuesday, December 18

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside High School Auditorium


5th grade String students: Thursday, December 20

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside High School Auditorium


5th and 6th grade Band students: Monday, January 14

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside Middle School Auditorium

*Please note date change due to Mr. Freeman's absence.

Top Tips for Families for Early Reading and Literacy

  • Use the 5 Rs of Early Education in your daily activities with your children, right from birth:
    1. Read together as a daily fun, family activity.
    2. Rhyme, play, talk, sing, and cuddle together often throughout the day.
    3. Build Routines for meals, play, and sleep, which help children know what to expect and what is expected of them.
    4. Give Rewards for everyday successes (especially for effort toward goals like helping), understanding that praise from those closest to a child is a very potent reward.
    5. Develop Relationships that are nurturing, reciprocal, purposeful, and lasting, which are the foundations of healthy early brain and child development.
  • Read daily with your child as part of a regular bedtime routine. This is a great way to have special one-on-one time and can help your child transition more easily to sleep.
  • Talk with your child about the things you see around you, at home, at the store, or while traveling to places.
  • Sing songs, act out stories, and take time for pretend play with your young child.
  • Take time to visit the local library and enjoy story time.

Centers are Fun Too!

Paddock Road Spelling Bee 2018

On Monday, October 15th, a School Spelling Bee was held at Paddock Road Elementary. All students in grades 4-6 took a written test prior to this event to determine who would compete. Congratulations to Brynn L., our school winner, and Erin F. who placed second in the competition. Brynn and Erin will move on to the Westside School District Bee, which will be held on November 16th at the Westside Middle School Performing Arts Center. We wish them much luck.


Here is a list of the finalists that competed in the Paddock Road Spelling Bee! Congratulations to all of these fine spellers.


1st Place: Brynn L.

2nd Place: Erin F.

3rd Place: Kyleigh H.

4th Place: Ruth O.

4th Place: Adreanna T.

Sunflower C.

Addison D.

Piper Z.
Madison W.

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Counselor’s Corner…

November is about more than turkey.



The holiday many of us celebrate this month is a perfect time of year to talk about and teach gratitude. It’s in the name Thanksgiving = giving thanks. Here are a few simple ways to instill thankfulness in young children:

· Ask your children about the highs and lows of their school day. What went well? What went right? Focus on appreciating the positives.

· Thank your children often, even if they’re doing required chores or activities, you requested of them. Let them know you notice and appreciate their efforts!

· Say “thank you” to your spouse, your friends and your family in the presence of your children.

· Generate an attitude of giving. Ask your children to gather and donate old toys or clothes to other children who may be in need.

· Encourage your children to write or draw thank you notes or pictures to family, friends, teachers, etc.

· Point out how others have helped your children – someone holding the door open, a friend helping your child tie his/her shoe, a teacher giving extra time to make sure your child understood the lesson, etc.


For more information and ideas about teaching your child gratitude, please visit http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/article-ten-ways-raise-grateful-kid.html.


Sarah Lieske, NCC, LMHP

Paddock Road School Counselor

lieske.sarah@westside66.net

402-408-8836

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Box Top Winner!!!!

The first Box Tops competition is over, and we are happy to announce that 4th grade is the winner!!! They will be receiving the prize of an Oreo/pajama party! Details to come.
We are so proud that we collected over 4,000 Box Tops, and have earned over $500 for our school so far this year!
We will have another competition after the new year, so please keep saving those Box Tops! Thank you again to all of our parents, teachers and students for the great participation!

Show Choir Camp Form

If you have a child interested in going to Show Choir Camp, click on the following link to download the form. Show Choir camp is Saturday December 8th for grades 4-6.

STEM Camp Form

Register Here

If your kids are interested in this camp, please click on the link below to register. Registration opened on October 29th and is open to the first 30 kids in each grade level for 4th, 5th & 6th graders.

The camp is on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. From 8:45am-11:15am.

Unified Partners Carnival

If you want your child/ren to attend, click on the link below and there is a link to RSVP to the event.