Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
What a beautiful weekend we had. I hope you were able to enjoy the weekend and are ready for another great week.
Learning is well under way and routines have been set. It's crazy to think we are almost half way through the first nine weeks.
I am very impressed with the students in the middle school! They have started the year off great and seem to really enjoy having the TLC program and they are showing responsibility in the classrooms, hallways and cafeterias.
Have a great week and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mark Your Calendars
September 12- Volleyball Game at Bethel
September 13-14- Gourd Festval
September 14- XC at Bethel
September 17- Volleyball game at CNE
September 19- Volleyball game ( 8th ONLY) @ home against Fayetteville
September 20- Interims; SPIRIT FRIDAY
September 24- Volleyball at Georgetown
September 26- Picture Retakes/Make-ups
Byways Parents: The Super Saturday Program registration has started. The Super Saturday Program is a quality enrichment program for intellectually gifted children, ages 4-14, in the Greater Cincinnati area. The classes are held at Scarlet Oaks campus.
Please click on the link right below to register.
Link Super Saturday Program
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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.
Understanding Social Media for Middle School Students
Check out the following information from Common Sense Media concerning students and social media:
How can I help my kid avoid digital drama?
To adults, digital drama and cyberbullying may seem one and the same. But to kids, there's a difference. Unlike cyberbullying, which involves repeated harassment of someone, digital drama is the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur among friends or acquaintances online or via text message. A guy may change his relationship status to "single" immediately after a fight with his girlfriend to make a statement. A teen may post a comment about someone else knowing that people will see it, friends may chime in, and people will talk about it. In the same way that the word drama describes a performance, kids usually engage in online drama with an audience in mind.
In some cases, digital drama can escalate into an offline fight -- either verbal or physical. Here's how you can help your kid avoid this:
Help set boundaries. Understand that these days relationships often are played out both online and offline. Kids need their family's guidance in establishing appropriate boundaries for healthy relationships.
Take a time-out. With constant access to texting and posting online, kids don't get a break from the back and forth that can keep digital drama going. Have some device-free time to give kids a chance to cool off.
Let them know you're always there for them. Remind your kids often that you're always available to talk. While you're at it, remind them about the school counselor, a favorite teacher, a coach, or even a friend's parent. Knowing that they have a trusted adult to talk to may encourage teens to open up more.
Use media to talk about drama. Reality TV shows often present extreme behavior as entertainment. Discuss why these shows are less likely to depict positive conflict resolution. Also talk about how these shows can encourage negative stereotypes about female friendships
Information sent home with students about Student Council
Student Council 2019 – 2020
What ideas do you have to make this school better? Why should you be the one to be elected into student council? Create a poster or flyer with at least 3 events you want to see happen this year and how you would go about making those things happen.
The posters/or flyers should be hung in the hallway to promote your election to student council.
Create a short speech to present to your homeroom class the day of elections. (You can choose not to speak if you are too nervous but remember this is your last chance to get votes)
Elections will be Thursday, September 12th
Winners will be announced Friday, September 13thduring morning announcements.
Once elected, student council will meet with Mrs. Abbott to discuss meeting times and start making YOUR ideas come to life!
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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