Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's a GREAT day to be a Cardinal!
September 17, 2021
Your child is bringing home their interims today. Below you will see some suggestions on how to discuss your child's progress so far.
School pictures have been scheduled for September 29th. Information will be coming home soon. Sports pictures will be October 1st.
Starting next week each grade level will be taking a field trip to Greenacres. Greenacres is a non profit nature facility that has offered to do some nature study lessons with our students relating to the current topics in science! They will have hands-on learning nature fun! Each grade level is on a different day and will go in two separate groups. half of each grade level will go in the am and the other half will go after lunch. This way students will be in smaller groups. The dates for each grade level are below.
Have a great weekend, and enjoy the last weekend of summer.
Mark Your Calendars
September 17- Interims go home
September 20- Fifth grade Field Trip to Greenacres
September 21- Sixth grade Field Trip to Greenacres
September 29- School Pictures
October 1- Sports pictures
October 4- Seventh Grade Field Trip to Greenacres ( Date may possibly change)
October 5- Eighth Grade Field Trip to Greenacres
October 8-11- Fall Break
October 15- End of First Quarter
October 21- Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Student Council 2021-2022
5TH GRADE REPRESENTATIVES
1. Frank Francis
2. Stella Ninichuck
2. Macy Patrick
6TH GRADE REPRESENTATIVES
1. Jaden Baker
2. Natalie Leigh
3. Ronnie Bullock
4. Chance Simpson
7th GRADE REPRESENTATIVES
1. Jona Carnahan
2. Maddy Seibert
3. Katelyn Brandenburg
4. Thomas Gibson
8th GRADE REPRESENTATIVES
1. Riley Carnahan
2. Alysa Meade
3. Caden Hazelbaker
4. Paeton Smith
Interims Discussion Ideas to Have with Children
As we move into the sixth full week of the nine weeks, it is important for our students to keep their focus and continue to work hard in all of their classes. We spend a lot of time working with students and families on some best practices to help support them throughout the school year. Go over the following ideas with your children to make sure they have continued success throughout the nine weeks:
1. Set Goals - Odds are your grades are probably in a good place. Work to keep them in a good place, by setting goals. Where will your grades be by the end of this week and by the end of the 9 weeks October 15th?
Make goals that can be measured and also make goals that have times that hold you accountable. For example, I am going to submit all of my assignments in science this week. On Friday, you ask yourself, "did I submit everything in science this week?"
2. Use your tools - It can be easy and entertaining to get off task and use your device for games, emails, and searching for non school related things, but it can really throw off your chances to achieve. Use your Chromebook to stay focused on your mission at hand, being the best student you can possibly be.
- Use google to set up a calendar that can give you reminders for assignments
- Check your Progress book like you check social media or your favorite websites (check it everyday) : "Are you missing any assignments?", "How did you do on that last quiz?"
3. Ask for help - If you don't understand something that was taught in class, ask for help. Adults ask for help all the time in the real world and you too can do so in school. Reach out to your teacher and be honest, "I don't understand today's lesson" or "I'm struggling can you help me?"
4. Take advantage of before and after school tutoring opportunities. We have a lot of amazing teachers who volunteer their time before and after school to help students. If you are lost, confused or just need a place for reassurance on an assignment take advantage of these opportunities.
17 ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS TO PRACTICE KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
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
Return to School Guidelines
Seventh Grade Shot Requirements
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:24 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.