FEBRUARY 2020 NEWSLETTER
Dates to Remember
Wednesday February 5th: Early Dismissal 1 p.m.
Wednesday February 5th: No Pre-School
Monday February 24th - February 27th: Folletts Book Fair
Tuesday February 25th: Parent-Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 26: Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday February 26th: Early Dismissal 1 p.m.
Wednesday February 26th: No afternoon Pre-School
Friday February 28th: No School
Monday March 2nd: No School
Monday March 3rd: Spring Pictures
Miller Monthly Memo
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Central DeWitt student of the month
Ekstrand Students of the Month
2nd Grade - Gavin Birt - Ms. Gerard's Class
Kids Heart Challenge
Junior Achievement Fundraiser
Junior Achievement programs offer our students from Kindergarten on up hands-on experiences to foster knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship!!
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
This month, students will be delving into The Incredible 5-Point Scale. This scale ranges from 1-5 with each number representing the level of their emotions. 1 = Calm. Ready to work and gradually works its way up to 5 = Very angry/Out of control. Students will be learning what each number means and how to recognize which level they are at throughout the day. As they learn about the Incredible 5-Point Scale we will also be practicing different ways to calm down the emotions back to 1= Calm. Below is a visual of The Incredible 5-Point Scale.
2nd & 3rd Grade
Students have learned how to recognize the emotions of others by looking at their face, body, and the situation. Knowing what to look at will help them become more aware of others and have empathy for them. This month, students are learning how to figure out how they are feeling. Students will learn about the different physical changes that happen to their bodies when their emotions become strong. Examples of these are a stomach ache when worried, a racing heart beat, sweaty hands, a rise in body temperature and many others. As they learn about themselves, they begin to learn about their brain. Through the Hand Model of the Brain, students view their thumb as the emotional part of their brain and their fingers as the thinking/problem solving part of their brain that wrap around their thumb. They will learn how they need to work together and that when we are only using the emotional part of our brain, we do not always make the wisest or safest of choices.
Frances Banta Waggoner February Programming
Tuesday evenings, the 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th at 6:00 p.m. = Family Night for families with young kids
Saturday mornings, the 8th & 22nd at 9:30 a.m. = Kindermusik for 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds
Saturday morning, the 8th, at 11:00 a.m. = Kids' Klub fun for kindergartners thru 3rd Graders
DeWitt Community Library Information
Family Story Times - - the 12th, 19th, and 26th - - at 6:00 p.m.
For families with young kids - - books, fun activities, a craft, and a snack.
Preschool Story Times - - 13th, 20th, and 27th - - at 9:00 a.m.
For 3, 4, and 5 year olds - - books, games, a craft, and a snack
Kindermusik - - Saturday mornings the 9th and the 23rd - - at 9:30 a.m.
For 3, 4, & 5 year olds - - singing and moving with music and instruments, a book and poems, a craft and a snack.
Kids' Klub - - Saturday morning, the 9th - - at 11:00 a.m.
For kindergarten thru 3rd grade - - crafts, an art project, an experiment, & a snack