October Attendance: 8 out of our 16 classrooms had 95%+ attendance for the month of October. Congratulations! Thank
you for supporting daily, on-time attendance. The top three classrooms were: Room 3, Ms. Krueger – 97.08% Room 4, Ms. Rezash – 96.80% Room 7, Ms. Morales – 96.77%. November’s PBIS attendance incentive will be awarded to classrooms which have 95% attendance and above.
***Every Minute Counts*** If your child is late or leaves early, those minutes add up and can affect attendance awards and incentives. Please bring your children on time. Also, most children do not have to be out all day for an appointment. If the appointment is in the middle of the day, you can pick them up and bring them back.
Free Tutoring for Grades K-12 at the CAC: The Department of College and Career Readiness would like to ensure that students have additional support outside the classroom for assistance in their core subjects as well as general academic skills. Free Tutoring is available at the College Access Centers (CAC) starting November 10th and will take place on Tuesdays at CAC-North and Thursdays at CAC-South, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary snacks and a “free” bus ticket home are available if needed. Contact Shantee Williams, College and Career Planning Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 475-8335 with any questions.
Supporting Reading at Home (www.scholastic.com): By reading to your child — even after she can read on her own — and talking about the books you share together, you are sending a signal that reading is important. Like any conversation, talking about books can happen anywhere and at any time — in the car, at the bus stop, or over dinner. Books can elicit strong feelings that need to be shared. A great way to start is to talk about what you have read recently and how it made you feel. Then, invite your child to do the same. Ask questions, examples include:
* What was the most exciting part of the book?
* What surprised you most about the story? Why was it surprising?
* What part of the story made you think it would end the way it did?
* How would you change the book’s ending if you could?
Cold Weather is Here!: Elementary and middle school students will be expected to be dressed to participate outside for recess, physical education, and midday options. Make sure students have a warm coat, hat, gloves/mittens, and boots. Please contact the office or Ms. Wright, the school social worker, at 604-7700, if you need assistance with winter wear.