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October 13, 2014

celebrate Positive Parent Interaction

NP3 Middle prides itself on creating and maintaining relationships and parent communication! NP3 works hard on the way in which communication is carried out - considering both the frequency and individualization of each student and family. These are some of the ways NP3 stands out from comparable schools and makes a difference.


One of the ways NP3 staff demonstrates relationship building and communicate with a student's family is to make a positive phone call home! Why? It connects the parent with the school in a positive way, motivates the student, celebrates the great things that are happening, and validates and recognizes the student. Everybody wins!


Take a look at NP3 positive Pirate action!...

Luis had one call in particular that he really enjoyed making. He had a student who had repetitive issues in his class, mostly involving disruptive behaviors followed by refocuses. The behaviors of the student warranted a call home to consult and share these with the student's dad. After the initial phone call, the student showed dramatic improvements in his choices of behavior. Luis called home again, but this time, it was to congratulate the student's choices. In the end, the parent and student were both happy with the contact Luis had made and the outcome that ensued. Mitzi also made a positive contact with a parent regarding one of her students. She made an effort to follow up with a parent after they had met for a conference. She shared a compliment the student had made about his mom (to Mitzi), in addition to a positive suggestion to support the student (regarding a behavior previously discussed at the conference).


Way to go Pirates! Your communication affects others and is noticed! Reflect: who have you called home about? What's your goal for Q2 positive Pirate calls?

Alternative ways a parent can talk to their child about school and your class!

NP3 Announcements Mateys!

For Teachers Only:

· Duty: Please remember to be out during duty! You should be out helping the passing period BEFORE your prep.

· Box Tops: Turn your box tops in to Giao weekly, she will hold onto them for you! Oct 24th is the last day. The advisory who gets the most in will win a prize!

· Tutoring: Tutoring in the HWC starts next week! Ms. Kidd is in charge. Tutoring will be one-on-one every Wednesday. You must set it up with Ms. Kidd before you send a kiddo to tutoring!

· 6th Celebration: The next one is this Friday!!!

· Rally: October is Anti-Bullying month! Friday there will be a rally. No enrich, all advisory! Please walk your advisory down at 2:15.

· Picture Make-Up: Friday Oct 17! Please visit them in the gym in the morning for absent kiddos or retakes.

· Rally: October is Anti-Bullying month! Friday there will be a rally. No enrich, all advisory! Please walk your advisory down at 2:15.

· Pink: "We Wear Pink Day" in support of Breast Cancer-Oct 22

· 8th Field Trip: CSU Sac-Town! Friday October 24.







Share with Advisees:


· Booster Meeting: Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend the next booster meeting tonight!!! Monday Oct 13th @ 6:30 in the NP3 Library.

· Enterovirus: A news release from California Department of Public Health is available on the home page of www.np3middle.com.

ACE: After school organized sports and homework support. Feel free to contact Mrs. MacArthur if you have any questions at kmacarthur@natomas.k12.ca.us.

· Box Tops: Help NP3 raise money! Turn your box tops in to your advisory teacher! Sept 2-Oct 24th. The advisory who gets the most in will win a prize!

· HWC: Is back open this week!

· Rally: October is Anti-Bullying month! Friday there will be a rally.

· Picture Make-Up: Friday Oct 17!

· Wear Pink!!!: "We Wear Pink Day" in support of Breast Cancer-Oct 22.

· 8th Field Trip: CSU Sacramento! Friday Oct 24. Get your permission slips in!

· Rummage Sale: NP3 Boosters are having a rummage sale to raise money for the school Saturday Oct 25 8am-12pm.