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Parent Update Week of Feb. 15-19, 2021

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!  At East Midvale, we love our students and our families!  

NO SCHOOL Monday Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are February 24-25 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  Teachers are scheduling now using Parent Square.  Conferences will be either by phone or virtually through a Google Meet.  

FREE INTERNET still available- Call the EME front office at 801-826-8350 if interested.  We will provide instructions and a promo code for Comcast’s Internet Essentials.

TIME TO PLAN FOR KINDERGARTEN 2021-22:  

  • Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021?
  • Contact the front office to register them for Kindergarten! 

PRESCHOOL (either Morning or Afternoon) is an option if:  

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK March 1-4, 2021 – Celebrate reading and all the characters you meet and places you go!  

  • Mon March 1 Wear yellow SOAR t-shirt 
  • Tues. March 2 – Mismatch Day!
  • Wed. March 3 – Hat Day!
  • Thurs March 4 – Pajama Day!
  • Fri March 5 – PTA Pastries with Parents!
    • 8:30-10:30 am.  
    • Drive through with your students.  
    • Donuts will be distributed.

CANYONS FAMILY CENTER classes!  Classes for students on anger management and anxiety management and classes for parents on positive parenting, helping children through a divorce and ADHD.  Visit this website to see classes, times and to sign up Canyons Family Center Classes

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

Kinder-1st and grades 4-5th

Continue to work with your children to hone self-management skills by managing their emotions.  Remind students to 1) Stop 2) Name their feelings and 3) Calm Down.

Calm Down Strategy:  Using positive self –talk.  What we say to ourselves can change the way we feel. If we say positive or good things to ourselves, we are likely to feel better. 

  • “I can do it”
  • “I can try again”
  • “If I don’t understand, I can ask for help”

Reinforce this at home by noticing when your student calms down and asking what positive self talk they used to calm down.

Parent Script: “Jordana, I saw you looking frustrated as you wrote your numbers but then you calmed down. What did you say to yourself to calm down?”

Special 2nd step lesson for 2nd-3rd graders this week on how they have power

  • to stand up to bullying
  • to support others by showing acceptance
  • to help others feel included. 

You can implement this at home by noticing when students are inclusive of others. 

Parent Script:  “Tad, I noticed you invited Zaida to join your group when you saw she was left out. That was a kind and respectful thing to do.”

Parent Update Week of Feb. 8-12, 2021

Congratulations Students of the Month!

VALENTINE DAY PARTIES will be held Thurs. Feb. 11.  Send Valentine cards and/or treats tomorrow Monday Feb. 8 to allow time for them to quarantine before parties.

PARENT MEETINGS this week – SCC meets virtually on Wed. Feb. 10 at 5:15 pm.  PTA meets virtually at noon on Fri. Feb. 12.  

NO SCHOOL Monday Feb. 15 for Presidents Day.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES are February 24-25 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  Conferences will be scheduled through Parent Square with the teacher and done on the phone or virtually through a Google Meet.  

FREE INTERNET still available- Call the EME front office at 801-826-8350 if interested.  We will provide instructions and a promo code for Comcast’s Internet Essentials.

OPTION TO SWITCH LEARNING OPEN THIS WEEK FEB. 7-14. 

  • Families wanting to move from one of our two remote learning options to in-person instruction, or vice versa, can submit a change-request any time between Sunday, Feb. 7 through midnight on Sunday, Feb. 14.
  • No action is required of families who wish to stick with their chosen path.
  • Requests after Feb. 14 will not be accepted.
  • The change will begin March 8 through May 28
  • Submit change request using the same Skyward Family Access portal used for school registration.
  • Log in to Skyward, click on the “online forms” button, select “Term 3 Change-Request Form,” and follow the prompts.
  • Please see the school’s website for more information, watch this tutorial, or call the Main Office 801-826-8350 for more assistance.

TIME TO PLAN FOR KINDERGARTEN 2021-22: 
Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2021?  Contact the front office to register them for Kindergarten!

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week!

Reinforce the tips shared last week for emotional management:

  • Stop
  • Name the feelings
  • Calm Down

Parent Tip of the Week:  Using Belly Breathing to Calm Down! 

  • Put your hands on your tummy.
  • Focus on your breathing.
  • Breathe in through your nose, making your belly move out.
  • Breathe out through your mouth, letting your tummy move in.

Parent Script at home:  Notice when your child is feeling frustrated.  Say,  “I see you’re having a strong feeling.  Let’s calm down using belly breathing.”   Then practice the technique above.

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