McKibben Family Newsletter
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November 2023 Parent Newsletter
Dress Code Reminders...
Please take note of the Dress Code reminder below. This is taken directly from the Parent Handbook.
Day of the Dead
Makeup Picture Day-Thursday, November 2
School Site Council
Parking Lot Reminders
- Please drive slowly in the drive way and make sure to go with the flow of traffic.
- Students should be ready to exit the door from the passenger side.
- Make sure students have all items ready by the time you get to the top of the dropoff zone.
- Parents should remain in the cars. If your child is having trouble exiting quickly please use our walking option.
- Be cautious of pedestrians and stay in the line.
- Use the closest pedestrian entrance if you are walking.
- Always pull forward as much as possible so we can get as many cars in the drop off zone.
- Make sure not to get in line before your time.
- TK/K 1:50pm
- Grade 1-3 2:15pm
- Grades 4-6 2:30pm
Character Trait of the Month
Character Trait of the Month
This month we are focusing on Teamwork.
What is Teamwork?
Teamwork is the ability to work in unity with others towards a common goal. For us to learn how to become team players, it is important that we learn to listen, encourage our peers, and allow and invite others to contribute their talents and skills.
Why focus on Teamwork?
- Teamwork improves communication: Teamwork helps us improves our verbal and non-verbal communication skills, conveying that we care and a relevant message.
- Teamwork builds interpersonal awareness: Growing a great team requires us to first build strong relationships through better understanding ourselves and others.
- Teamwork celebrates diversity. Teamwork thrives from diverse ideas that come from a mixture of different genders, cultures, expertise, experience, and problem-solving approaches.
Teamwork in Action:
- Call them a team, not a class or group. A group consists of many different people. A team, however, has a common purpose and a shared responsibility for success.
- Require teams to set expectations for and manage their own behavior. Do not tell teams what type of behavior is expected -- let them decide for themselves with a Social Contract.
- Teach and encourage affirmations. Giving affirmations helps connect the team and builds trust, promotes engagement, and boosts a positive culture.
Please remember that attendance is key to a child's success. While we understand that students may get sick it is very important that each day your child is absent you need to call the office to let us know the reason. Please remember to call the office at 562-944-9878. You can also send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Remember that if a student is absent 18 or more days they will be considered chronically absent. During illness please remember the guidelines below.
After 8:00, you're late!
The gates at McKibben open at 7:40am. Classroom doors open at 7:50am. Students need to be in their seat at 8:00am. Students may be getting dropped off before 8am, but are not making it to their classroom on time. Please use either gate to drop off before the 8:00 start time!
PBIS Behavior Expectations
Please help us at home by using these same words and expectations at home. This will build a consistency to teaching our PBIS expectations.
Birthday Marquee Shoutouts
Would you like to celebrate your child's birthday by having them acknowledged on our school marquee? Your child's name will appear on the marquee for their birthday month. This is an ASB fundraiser. Please send your child's name and birthday along with $5.00 cash in an envelope to the school office.