From Your Principal
September 10, 2021
What a week!
One thing that we have noticed with students in all grades, is a lack of stamina for hard work. Some of our students are struggling when they feel that something is boring and are looking for constant stimulation. One way that you can support this, is to create opportunities at home for students to entertain themselves. Try not to allow them to immediately get on a device or play a video game when they feel bored. Possibly require trips in the car to be device-free. Children need boredom for brain development. Imagination is important for all ages and can only be developed when kids are required for finding ways to entertain themselves and when they aren't stimulated by external stimuli.
Below is an article that some of you may find interesting.
Here are some short videos with expert advice on how to help your child if they are struggling with organization, planning, flexibility, remembering things, and managing their emotions.
Stott is utilizing Second Step for our social-emotional curriculum. Students in K-5 started the first unit, Growth Mindset and Goal Setting this week. More information to come!
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have social or emotional concerns for your child at school.
Here is the current schedule:
There will be several water stations. A change of clothes might be appropriate for our youngest students who will have Field Day in the morning. Our older students may not need a change of clothes unless they go to SAE or another childcare option after school.
Kindergarten students will not have lunch until after Field Day. This is later than usual for them, so it will be important to send a snack that they can eat during a quick FIeld Day break.
At-Home Symptom Screening Tool
Peanut Free School
Please Consider Joining the Stott PTSA
Breakfast at Stott
Students not having breakfast will need to wait until 8:15 to enter the building.
Upcoming Important Dates
September 17 - Field Day
October 5 & 6 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 7 & 8 - Fall Break (No School)