February 2020 Issue 5
Waldo Attendance Update
The results for January were sixth grade had an average of 94.36%, seventh grade had an average of 93.61%, and eighth grade had an average of 93.31%. The overall attendance average for the month of January was 93.77%. So close, Wildcats! We can do this.
Congratulations to the EIGHTH GRADERS! They won the February attendance challenge. The 8th grades earned PAW store items of their choice and an out-of-dress code pass . It was a close race, the eight graders had an average of 92.49%, the 7th graders had an average of 92.44%, and the sixth graders average was 92.24%. Great job everyone. Let's keep at it, we will meet that goal of 96%!
Every Wildcat, Every day!
Think about it.....
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I'm possible." - Audrey Hepburn
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein
"You must be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman
February and March Events
Feb. 3rd - ACCESS testing begins
Feb. 6th - Half Day
Feb. 10th - Midterm
Feb. 13th - MTSS Dance
Feb. 17th - No School
Feb. 26th- PM Parent/Teacher Conferences
Feb. 27th - Half Day
Feb. 28th - No School
Mar. 2nd to 7th - ACCESS
Mar. 5th - Band/Choir Concert
March 6th - Mr. Freeze Assemblies
Mar. 11th - Illinois Assessment of Readiness Begins
Mar. 13th - End of Quarter 3
Mar. 16th - Miles of Smiles
Mar. 13th - APD v. Staff Basketball Game
Mar. 30th - Apr. 3rd - Spring Break
If you are being bullied....
- Leave the situation. Try to do this before things escalate.
- Respond directly to the bully. But take time to figure out what to say. Be assertive and confident. Keep a calm and steady voice.
- Ask for help. If you see someone you know call them by name. If no one you know is close by, ask whoever is near.
- Use "fogging". Respond with neutral or affirmative statements that will not escalate the situation. Try things like, "maybe", "that's your opinion", or "whatever".
- Use a comeback line. Stump them and make them think twice, but with no intention of angering the bully. You could say, "whatever you say".
- If you decide to respond, take time and practice. Be assertive and confident, but not aggressive. Keep a calm voice and maintain eye contact.
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