FEC Hornet Heroes

December 1st, 2015

Happy Holiday Season!!

I hope that you were all able to enjoy fall break with your loved ones. We had a great time at our FEC Thanksgiving Feast! The hallways were lined with tables, and students sat together to enjoy their meal.


We are looking forward to the holidays! Make sure you watch your child's folder for an invite to Gingerbread house decorating.


We are continuing to collect change for the wishing well, to wish Anthony well. We will collect change up until Friday, December 11th. Thank you!


Check out our new Conscious Discipline Corner below. We had such an amazing turnout on Family Night, and wanted to continue to give you tips you can use at home with your children. We will start with reviewing things from family night, and then put new tips in for you! If you have a story of how Conscious Discipline has helped you, please email it my way (email address at the bottom of this newsletter). If your story is featured in this newsletter, we will send you one of the same calm down kits that were raffled off on family night.


Have a great week!!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Meyerhoff

Things to Remember

December 10th: Gingerbread houses (More info coming soon - you are invited!)

December 16th: Candy Cane Trail

December 17th: Holiday assembly and a special visitor!

NO SCHOOL: December 18th (Teacher PD Day)

NO SCHOOL: December 19th - January 3rd (Winter Break)

NO SCHOOL: January 15th (teacher PD)

January 22nd: Movie Night/Book Fair (more info coming soon)

Holiday Spirit Week!!

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK

DECEMBER 14-DECEMBER 17, 2015

Monday December 14:

Tacky/Ugly Sweater

Wear your crazy holiday sweater or outfit

Tuesday December 15:

Family photo day!

Wear your favorite flannel

Wednesday December 16:

ELF Day

Wear your striped socks, pointed ears, and jingle bell shoes!

Thursday December 17:

PJ Day

Just roll out of bed and come in your comfy PJ’s!

NO School December 18th!!

Notes from Parents as Teachers

Did you know?


Children who participate in PAT:


  • Are more advanced at age 3 in language, social development, problem solving, and other cognitive abilities;
  • Score higher on kindergarten readiness tests;
  • Score higher on standardized measures;
  • Show better school readiness at the start of kindergarten;
  • Achieve higher reading and math readiness at the end of kindergarten;
  • Require fewer remedial education placements in first grade.


We now have three parent educators, which means we are able to offer services to more families!!! Please call (573) 590-8050 and ask to speak to a parent educator if you are interested in home visits or a free screening!!

Conscious Discipline Corner

As a follow up to Conscious Discipline night, we will be offering tips each week. If you have a story of how Conscious Discipline has changed things for you, please email me and share! If your story is featured in our newsletter, we will send a free calm down kit home with your child!!


Tip of the Week:


S.T.A.R.

Smile, Take a deep breath And Relax. Encourage belly breathing where the tummy goes out when the air goes in, and in when the air goes out. Also help children learn to exhale slower than they inhale.


One way to teach the S.T.A.R. is to have your child pretend their finger is a flower, then a candle. They smell the flower, then blow out the candle.


"We instinctively hold our breath during acute stress. Ages ago, the survival systems of our brain developed this way so we could hear the tiniest of sounds and avoid being eaten by a tiger. Today, we see it regularly as parents of young children hold their breath to listen more closely whenever they sense something is amiss. Next time you start to feel out of control, notice your breathing. The reaction of holding your breath or breathing shallowly stems from the most primitive portion of your brain. It helps you survive; it does not help you think, reason or problem solve. Deep breathing, on the other hand, helps shut off the fight-or-flight survival response so we can respond consciously and learn new skills."

Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms

By Dr. Becky Bailey

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About FEC

FEC is the early childhood building for Fulton Public Schools. In our building, we have two Title 1 Preschool Classes, 3 Early Childhood Special Education Classes, FEC Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Parents as Teachers.