## Welcome Back!

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. While we were away, Loogootee Elementary received a face lift. We're excited about the new doors, windows, roof, ceiling tiles, lights, and magnetic white boards! We appreciate how hard the construction workers and custodians worked to have the building ready for teachers and students. Over fall break, the final piece of this project will be completed with the installation of new windows.

Practice makes perfect! One of the best predictors of academic success is the amount of time a child spends reading. In order to improve reading skills, students need to practice their reading at least 15 minutes each day. To encourage our students to read, we have an Accelerated Reading (AR) Challenge. Books that students check out from the public library, read at school, or have at home are likely to have an AR test your child can take at school. Students can earn rewards for reaching different point levels.

10 points “Book Worm”

20 points Homework Pass

30 points Extra Recess

40 points Frozen Treat

50 points "Paws"itively Awesome Reader wristband

65 points Book

80 points Pizza Party

100 points Pie in the Principal’s Face

125 points Dairy Master Lunch

175 points 1 Day Pool Pass

200 points Lunch at Lake View

We also have a schoolwide goal. If our students combine for 9,000 points, each student will get one throw at Mrs. Chezem in a dunk tank at the end of the year!

## Pay Day!

Grade 1 - 4 students can once again earn 'money' for their grades, behavior, and attendance towards Pay Day activities. Kindergarten students will also have their own Pay Days based on behavior, achievement, and responsibility. Our first Pay Day will be Oct 21st. Students can earn money in the following ways:

1. Grade Point Average (11 point scale) G.P.A. X \$4

For example….

All A’s = \$44......All B’s = \$32.....All C’s = \$20.....All D’s = \$8

2. Honor Roll

* High Honor (All A’s - \$10)

* Honor Roll (All A’s and B’s) = \$6

3. Grade Improvement (2nd and 3rd nine weeks)

* One letter grade improves and none fall - \$4

* Two letter grades improve and none fall - \$6

* Three letter grades improve and none fall - \$8

4. Missed assignments

*Zero missed assignments \$20

*1-2 missed assignments \$10

5. Behavior/Responsibility - \$15

*No parent contact for misbehavior

6. Perfect Attendance - \$5

7. Zero Tardies to Class - \$10

Students will be able to spend their money on the following activities:

\$90 Jumpin Jax

\$80 Organized Sports

\$75 Science Experiments

\$75 Arts & Crafts

\$65 Minute to Win It Games

\$45 Movie with Popcorn

\$35 Building Blocks

\$25 Board Games

Free Study Hall

## Upcoming Dates to Remember

August 24 - 4th grade Farm Day

August 26 - 3 week progress report

September 5 - Labor Day No School

September 13 - School Pictures

September 15 - Midterms sent home