Edmond Doyle News

8-31-2018

It is hard to believe that we are finishing our third full week of school!! We are still getting our procedures down and getting back in the swing of school. Please help us by reminding your children to do these things:


  • Use listening ears and walking feet
  • Always clean up after yourself in the classroom-keep desk and floor organized and neat, in the cafeteria-throw away trash off table and floor and clean up anything you spill, in the bathroom-flush toilets, wash hands, and throw away paper towels, on the playground-throw your trash away. It is important to teach our children to be good citizens and for them to take care of their home, school, and town.
  • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
  • Be kind to everyone...always...
  • Be a good friend-use kind words
  • Be on time-coming late and leaving early are tardies...3 tardies = 1 absence...if your child has 5 absences expect a visit from the CAT(chronic absenteeism team) to help discuss ways you can help your child be on time and get to school. Students who miss more than 9 days in a semester risk getting a ticket for truancy. Schools in Oklahoma get a negative score on the State Report Card for every child that misses 18 days in one year! We all want to do our best so help us by scheduling appointments outside of school hours and getting your child to school daily!
  • Taking care of books-our first and second graders have brand new reading books.. it has been 15 years since we could afford new reading books for our students. Please make sure your child is treating their books with care....it may be another 15 before we get more!!


We are now taking AR tests and your 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders should know their AR goal. First graders may take tests and some may have other goals. Their teachers can let you know what they are to do. AR is our Accelerated Reading program that uses the STAR assessment to set individual goals based on their reading level. When they read a book, they take a test to show their comprehension. Everyone that meets their goal gets to participate in a special event. Anyone that gets 10 points extra above their goal, gets a special treat. Reading is like a muscle-the more we read-the stronger readers we become!!


Upcoming dates:


  • September 3rd-Labor Day-NO SCHOOL
  • September 7th-Pittsburg County Free Fair-we will travel to the Expo Center by bus to see the animals and watch a magician
  • September 13th-Parent/Teacher Conference- 3:15-9:00...if these times are not convenient-let your child's teacher know so they can make other arrangements...we look forward to seeing you...we always have 100% participation
  • September 14th- NO SCHOOL
  • September 19th-Vision and Hearing Screening
  • September 27th-Grandparent's Breakfast-7:30..bring $2.00 exact change please..we love having grandparents come to visit


Family Literacy Tips: From A to Z


By: Hamilton Mountain News


Encourage literacy in your home and community. Here are some great tips to start everyone on the road to reading.


Ask your child questions about the story you're reading to ensure comprehension.

Book family time to read with your children every day.

Create a special reading place in your home, with your child's favorite books within reach.

Donate funds to a literacy cause.

Encourage children to read words on TV, street signs, mugs and T-shirts.

Find new stories to read with your children every week. Vary their length and subject matter.

Give your time to read aloud to a child.

Have a child read a book to you.

International Literacy Day is held on September 8 every year. Celebrate the day by picking up a book and reading to a child.

January 27 is Family Literacy Day in Canada and November 1 in the United States. Find out how to create an event in your corner of the world.

Keep teens reading. Give them books, newspaper articles and magazines about things that interest them – music, movies, TV and computers.

Let children count out the change when making a purchase. Reinforce the importance of math in everyday life!

Make every day a learning day. Ask your children to make a shopping list, read recipes together or help them make a calendar of their weekly activities.

Newborns benefit from reading too!

Organize a children's book club with friends in your neighborhood.

Pick one night a week to make a regular visit to the library.

Quiet, cozy reading spaces are good places for your child to read independently.

Remember that children learn by example – if you recognize the importance of reading, your children will too!

Start early! It's never too early to read to your children.

Treat a child to a story a day.

Use reading time to create a special bond with a child.

Volunteer your time. Family literacy groups in your community could use your help with tutoring adults, reading to children and helping out with administrative tasks.

Write a letter.

X-ercise your mind! Reading ability is like a muscle, if you don't exercise it often, you will not maintain the same level of reading ability as you get older. So – "use it or lose it"!

You are the key to improving a child's reading ability by placing a high priority on reading in your home.

Zap off the TV - pick up a book instead!