The Sequiota Scoop

Monthly School Newsletter - November 2022

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A Note from Mrs. Wagner

Dear Families,


Thank you for attending our Parent Teacher Conferences last week! If you haven't been able to meet with your child's teacher they will continue to reach out until you find a new time as it is the expectation that we meet with 100% of our families.


Our focus this month will be our clothing driving for our sister school Weaver and the PTA Clothing bank. We are asking for the following items:


  • NEW shoes (sizes for K-5 aged students)
  • New Socks and underwear in all sizes (Kindergarten ages-adult)
  • Gently used or new adult coats (preferably ones that are easy to wash)



Please enjoy your family time this month with the Holidays and breaks. I know that time is precious and goes all too fast. I will soak up my time with Cole and our family for sure!


-Mrs. Wagner

Sequiota Principal

Conscious Discipline

One of the skills we work with students on is the Skill of Encouragement. This skill is focused on teaching the power of unity: we are all in this together.


We use the following language to encourage students:

  • “You did it! You ___ so____. That was helpful.”
  • Example: You did it! You put on your shoes so we can head out the door. That was helpful!
  • The goal is to notice instead of judge as the basis for encouragement.


Check out the short video below for more information about Encouragement.


You may find more information at https://consciousdiscipline.com/

- This approach is helpful at home and school.

"You did it!" Learning the Skill of Encouragement | Join Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Amy Speidel for an overview on the Skill of Encouragement and how simple shifts in our language can have a... | By Conscious Discipline® | Facebook
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Upcoming Events

Nov. 2nd: PTA Board Meeting 2 pm in the Library


Nov. 10th: SPS University @ Glendale 5:30-8:30


Nov. 14th-18th: Clothing Drive (see flyer above for details)


Nov. 15th: PAT K-Prep @ 5:30 pm


Nov. 17th:

  • PAT Story Time @ 9:00 am
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Musical - Stone Soup 6 pm at Glendale (doors open at 5:30)


Nov. 21-25th: - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


Nov. 28th:

  • Pasta Express Night 4-9 pm (come grab dinner and support Sequiota at the same time)
  • PTA General Meeting 5 pm at Pasta Express


Nov. 29th: Picture Make-up Day


Dates to know in December:

  • Dec. 1st: PTA Board Meeting 2 pm in the Library
  • Dec. 15th: PAT Story Time 9 am in the Library
  • Dec. 20th: PAT K-prep 5:30 pm in the Cafeteria
  • Dec. 22nd: Winter Parties (hosted by the PTA)
  • Dec. 23rd- Jan. 3rd: Winter Break
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Attention 5th Grade Parents

Fifth-graders may apply for transitional transfer for the 2023-2024 school year beginning Nov. 2

SPS fifth-graders have the opportunity to request a transitional transfer for the 2023-2024 school year to a middle school of their choice that is open to transfers. Students interested in this option may submit requests between 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, and 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.

This type of transfer is offered as part of Springfield Public Schools’ open enrollment option. If your child plans to attend the middle school assigned to them based on the student’s home address, no action is needed.

If your child is on transfer to a current elementary school and you would like for them to attend the connected middle school you will need to submit a request to transitionally transfer to that middle school.

The transitional transfer request form for the 2023-2024 school year must be completed electronically. Requests are granted on a first come, first served basis determined by an electronic time/date stamp.

If your student is interested, visit www.sps.org/transfers to learn more

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UPDATES FROM PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS

Sequiota Behavior Expectations

CLICK ON THE IMAGE (to the left) TO ACCESS OUR BEHAVIOR MATRIX

This document outlines our behavior expectations for every area of the building.


Teachers will begin teaching these expectations to our students during the first week of school and will continue to reteach these expectations throughout the school year.


Feel free to review these expectations with your children to help reinforce positive choices at school.

Breakfast and Lunch Updates

If your child is eating breakfast at school please arrive no later than 7:00 am so they have plenty of time to eat breakfast in the cafeteria.


Students may pack a lunch but microwaves will not be available.


If you have not yet submitted your application for free/reduced lunches, please click HERE


Prices:

  • Reduced Price Breakfast $0.30

  • Full Price Breakfast $1.60

  • Reduced Price Lunch $0.40

  • Full Price Lunch $2.95

  • Ala Carte Milk $0.65


Menus and how to add money to your student's account can be found here


Please do not send sodas with your child for lunch.

Visitors & Volunteers

In order to be in the building as a visitor during school hours, you must register with our visitor management system in the front office. This requires a driver's license.


If volunteering for the school during school hours we ask that you complete the volunteer application and background check.


For more information please visit this website: https://www.sps.org/volunteer OR contact Sara Atkinson our school secretary and volunteer coordinator in the front office.

Lunch Visitors

Families are allowed to eat lunch with their child again - BUT we're asking for the following protocols to be followed:


  1. All visitors must sign in through the hall pass visitor system. This requires a photo i.d. the first time you sign-in.
  2. Please limit the number of visitors who come for lunch to two adults. Non-SPS siblings should not attend with the visitors.
  3. Please save these visits for special occasions - students need to interact with their peers at lunch.
  4. Families must sit at the visitor tables with their child only (other students will not be allowed to sit with you). There are two designated tables to sit at (look for the signs that say "Visitor Table"). Please do not bring food for other students either.
  5. Please do not wander around the lunch room interacting with all students. This is a connection for you and your child.
  6. Once we start dumping trash for your child's grade level please say your goodbyes and have them return to their class tables.
  7. Please show up on time. It's hard for students to watch their peers eat while waiting.
  8. Please refrain from taking pictures with other students in the background. Some of our students are on a media block and we do not want to dishonor their parent's wishes.
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