Monday Morning RU NEWS!

❄️January 17th - January 21st ❄️

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Things you need to know! 📌

  • Total Wellness has reopened the Creek Health Hub on a temporary basis. Please feel free to utilize their services for Flu, Strep and Covid Testing. They are open Monday-Friday 9:00-2:00.



  • Click the link below for information regarding prek spring events!

How to Access your child's 2nd quarter report card! 🧾

Report cards will be available on Tuesday through your Infinite Campus parent portal.

Counselor's Corner! 💙 A note from Mrs. Vandiver....

The character trait for the month of January is COOPERATION!


What is Cooperation?? Cooperating is about working together and helping others. When kids cooperate, they have more positive social interactions and are better able to make and keep friends. Parents and teachers can help their children develop the skills needed for a lifetime of friendships and positive social connections by teaching and encouraging cooperation skills early. Here are some tips for growing cooperativeness in young children:
✔️Help kids understand what cooperation means.
✔️Model cooperation skills at home and with friends.
✔️Role-play how to cooperate.


Use specific praise to encourage children’s efforts to cooperate.
Plan activities that encourage kids to cooperate.


  • Help kids understand what cooperation means. Cooperation is a big word and a complicated skill. One way to help kids cooperate is to break this complex skill down into smaller, easier to understand steps. For example, you could tell your child cooperation means 1) taking turns, 2) working together, and 3) sharing. By breaking complicated skills, like cooperation, into manageable parts, parents can teach and support each step and children can feel more successful along the way.


  • Model cooperation skills at home and with friends. Parents can also help their children learn how to cooperate by modeling adult cooperation with family and friends. For instance, parents can do things like ask nicely, take turns, and invite others to work together. Modeling not only helps teach kids what cooperation looks like, it also demonstrates your belief in the importance and value of cooperation. When you cooperate, your kids will likely follow your lead.



  • Role-play how to cooperate. Role-playing can be a great way to teach cooperation because it allows parents to support their child’s skill development, no matter how advanced or challenged. When your child has difficulty cooperating in a particular situation or with a particular peer, spend some time role-playing. Explain that other kids will want to keep playing with your child when he cooperates by doing things like taking turns, sharing, and working together. By providing your child with this supportive practice, you can help him develop new skills and be more successful at cooperating in the future.
Sesame Street: Tuba and Drum -- Elmo and Telly Cooperate
📖 A Little Spot of Teamwork By Diane Alber READ ALOUD

Attendance reminders 📌

As a reminder, it is essential that students are in class everyday to ensure ongoing learning. We certainly understand that children will get sick and will need to miss class. Please make sure that you contact the attendance line via email at ruattendance@dcsok.org and indicate the reason for the absence. This is very important as we code absences differently based upon medical, quarantine, ect. Please provide doctor's notes with 5 days of the absence to ruhealth@dcsok.org.

Have a wonderful week!!