January Forecast

Happy New Year 2016

Are you making resolutions for the New Year?

With the success rate of accomplishing New Year's resolutions at only 8%, is it wise to make them? That is a question debated at this time of year. The advantages of making resolutions for ourselves and our children is to activate change, practice persistence, and acquire the satisfaction of accomplishing a goal. If we plan for set backs, support each other, make our goals ambitious yet attainable, I think resolutions are worthwhile. We can be the 8%!


Here are a few suggestions for resolutions from Fisher School.

  • I will read with a family member (parent, sibling, grandparent, family pet, etc.) each and every day for at least 15 or more minutes.
  • I will raise my hand and wait to be called on to share my ideas in class.
  • I will be kind to other students even when I know no one is watching.
  • I will use my words when frustrated, not my hands.
  • I will clean up my space at the lunch table in the cafeteria.
  • I will be honest and take responsibility for my actions.


The following New Year tips are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Kids, 5 to 1​2 years old

  • I will drink reduced-fat milk and water every day, and drink soda and fruit drinks only at special times.
  • I will take care of my skin by putting on sunscreen before I go outdoors on bright, sunny days. I will try to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when I'm playing sports.
  • I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!
  • I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.
  • I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I'll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
  • I'll be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by asking them to join activities such as sports or games.
  • I will always tell an adult about any bullying I may see or hear about to help keep school safe for everyone.
  • I will keep my personal information safe and not share my name, home address, school name or telephone number on the Internet. Also, I'll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer without asking my parent if it is okay.
  • I will try to talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I have a problem or feel stressed.
  • ​I promise to follow our household rules for videogames and internet use.

- See more at: https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/pages/healthy-new-year-resolutions-for-kids.aspx#sthash.bxwR5GOG.dpuf

Important Dates

January

5- PAC Meeting- 7:30 pm

15- Professional Development Day- No School for Students

18-Martin Luther King Day- No School

19-22- Kindergarten Registration- (9:00-2:00 pm)

28- Third and Fourth Grade STEM Night