Sorrick Family Focus
Week of October 14, 2019
As your child grows and develops, our goal is to help them build not only strong foundational academic skills, but also the critical competencies needed for healthy social-emotional development. The ability to manage emotions, empathize, persevere through difficult tasks and collaborate are essential life skills for success at home and school. These skills, like academic skills, can only flourish with modeling and practice. Building the connection between home and school with a shared emphasis on these skills will only help our children develop these important life skills and apply them in multiple settings.
This year, the Sorrick Family Focus will feature a series of resources and activities that you can implement at home to support your child's social-emotional development. Each weekly update will feature themed resources around topics like dealing with challenging behavior, understanding emotions, engaging in daily routines, following directions, solving problems, sharing with peers, and much more. Below, you will find our first featured resources which focus on dealing with challenging behavior. We hope that you find these resources beneficial! Please reach out if you have any specific requests for featured topics in future weekly updates.
Your partner in education,
Natalie Profita, Principal of Sorrick School
SEL Featured Family Resources
Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31
Red Ribbon Week is just around the corner! This campaign, which takes place between October 23rd and October 31st, is focused on educating our youth to live healthy, drug-free lives. In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Sorrick students will be participating in activities that promote healthy choices:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st –“Bring a Healthy Snack to School Day”
Students are asked to bring a healthy snack to school to show the importance of good eating
habits. Also, students will attend the Imagination Theater’s “Ease the Tease” assemblies. “Ease the Tease teaches children ways to identify and respond to bullying or teasing behavior. To learn more about the Imagination Theater, visit their website.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22nd -“Turn Your Back on Unhealthy Choices Day”
Students can turn their back on unhealthy choices by wearing their clothes backwards!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd – “Unity Day”
All students are encourages to WEAR ORANGE to show their support of healthy choices.
Classrooms will read “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” to learn about tolerance and kindness.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th – “Pledge Day”
Students will be signing a pledge to make healthy choices and will be given a “Red Ribbon
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th – “Pajama Day”
Students can wear pajamas to school to show the importance of getting the proper amount
of sleep and having a healthy sleep routine.
Monday, October 14th
NO SCHOOL-Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 15th
Cook-A- Book 3:30-4:30
Wednesday ,October 16th
Pre-K Parent Workshop
"Promoting Language Development & Communication Skills"
Thursday, October 17th
Friday, October 18th
This Week's Breakfast Menu
This Week's Lunch Menu
Cougar Snapshots of the Week!
Follow us on Twitter @SorrickNPD117 to see the latest photos of our students doing amazing things at Sorrick School!
Important Information for Parents
PowerSchool Parent Access
A PowerSchool Parent Access account allows you to check your child's report card each quarter. The link to sign into Parent Access is https://powerschool.npd117.net/public/. The instructions for how to open the report card can be found by clicking here. If you have not yet set up a PowerSchool Parent Access account, please follow these directions to do so. Please note that you will need an "AccessID and Access Password" for each of your children.
Volunteer & Visitor Guidelines
All parents who volunteer at school (whether it be in the classroom or on a field trip) must fill out our NPD117 Volunteer Guidelines forms and submit a copy of their photo ID. New volunteer guidelines are available to download here. Please read carefully, sign and return both pages fully completed with a current photo ID to the Sorrick office at least 7 days before attending.
Sorrick follows the PBIS system, which stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Sorrick Cougars are expected to be safe, caring, respectful, here & ready to learn on a daily basis. Our students receive individual and class incentives for following these expectations.