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Parent Update Week of March 8-12, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS teacher of the month Ms. Mazzella in 3rd grade and staff of the month Ami St. Clair our building custodian!

REPORT CARDS- Report cards will be mailed home on March 12. They should be arriving around Monday, Mar 15.  Last trimester of this school year begins Monday.

SPRING CONSTRUCTION:  We are excited to replace our PK/Kinder/1st grade playground on the south side of the school.  The process has begun and completion is expected this spring.

CAYCI SURVEY administration this month!  This survey is given to our whole community – students 3rd-5th grades, staff and parents.  This survey measures how our Community School model is working to support students and families.  Please look for your parent survey next Thursday 3.11 and take time to fill it out.  We want to hear your voice!

MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC for women – Tuesday March 16 at Communidades Unidas, 1750 Research Way, West Valley City.  Call 385-204-6257 for appointment.  This is a free clinic for uninsured patrons.

While on the website, click on our Facebook and Instagram sites for exciting fun updates from Read Across America Week!

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the week!

The practice continues in how to manage anger, disappointment, and anxiety.   Another great calm down strategy is counting.

 Remember these steps when encouraging self-management skills by your students:

  • Stop
  • Name the feeling
  • Use a calm down strategy

 The calm down strategies taught so far:

  • Belly Breathing
  • Positive self-talk
  • Guided meditation
  • Counting (slowly) to 10

Praise their attempts to manage emotions and their successes.

Parent Update Week of March 1-5, 2021

THANK YOU for attending parent teacher conferences!  

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY – Tuesday March 2.  Please plan to pick up your child or meet them at the bus stop to help carry food.   

READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK March 1-4, 2021 and PTA Spirit Week

  • Mon March 1 – Wear yellow SOAR t-shirt & RAAD Readers
  • Tues. March 2 – Wear mismatched clothes & Mystery Readers
  • Wed. March 3 – Okay to wear a hat today & Storywalk
  • Thurs March 4 – Wear Pajamas & virtual guest readers
  • Fri March 5 – PTA Pastries with Parents!
    • Drive through with your students from 8:30-10:30 am.  
    • Donuts and milk will be distributed.  Park and read.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2021-22:  

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

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

This week students continue learning skills to manage emotions like anger, disappointment, and anxiety.

Mindfulness is a great way to manage these emotions. Here is a helpful video to watch to do with your kids.  https://youtu.be/r1C8hwj5LXw

Continue practicing calm down strategies with your children.
Remind them to: Stop, name the feeling, and use a calm down strategy.

Calm down strategies include:

  • Belly Breathing
  • Positive self talk
  • Guided meditation

Praise their attempts to manage emotions and their successes.

Congratulations Scripps Spelling Bee Winners!

The EME community sat on the edge of their seats this morning watching via Zoom as our classroom spelling winners competed to move on to the Scripps Regional Bee.  4th grader Champ came in First and is the overall 2021 Scripps Spelling Bee winner!  3rd grader Jackson came in 2nd place and will join Champ at the regional spelling bee on March 20.  Henry in 3rd grade came in 3rd place.  Congratulations to all the classroom winners and best wishes to our  champs!

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