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Parent Update Week of March 14-19, 2021

DAYLIGHT SAVING happened this weekend.  Did you “spring forward” and turn your clock forward one hour last night?  

REPORT CARDS were sent home last week. Look in Thursday folders or in mail on Monday, Mar 15.  Last trimester of this school year starts tomorrow Monday!

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP VIDEOS:  Feel free to view this with your children to discuss how to be a good citizen online.

SPRING CONSTRUCTION:  Replacement of the PK-1st playground is happening on south side of the school. Completion is expected this spring.

CAYCI SURVEY administration this month!  Parent surveys were sent home in Thursday folders with the oldest or only sibling at East Midvale. We would very much appreciate your time and thought in completing this survey.  Students returning surveys by March 25 will get treats for each sibling at EME and be entered into a prize drawing!

MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC – Tuesday March 16 at EAST MIDVALE ELEMENTARY.   Call 385-204-6257 for appointment.  This is a free clinic for uninsured patrons.  Consultations done.  No physicals or lab work done.

KINDERGARTEN and PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION happening now!  Contact EME front office at 801-826-8350.  Register for Kindergarten by April 23 and receive a fun take home learning packet!

Looking for childcare?  Here is a  resource to help find childcare: Care About Childcare 

Our kinders celebrated the 100th day of Kindergarten by imagining each other at 100 years old!  How fun!  Ms. Price and her student  were having “back problems” that day!  

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

Students continue to practice and learn strategies to manage anger, disappointment and anxiety.

This week add exercise to the list of calm down strategies.  This can include taking a walk, going for a run, doing jumping jacks, playing soccer, shooting hoops and yoga poses.

Parent Tip:  When you see your student struggling to manage an emotion, encourage them to:        

  •  Stop
  •  Name their feeling
  •  Try a calm down strategy like exercise.  

 Calm down strategies include:

  • Exercise
  • Counting to 10
  • Guided meditation
  • Positive self-talk
  • Belly Breathing

 Praise their attempts to manage emotions and their successes.

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.

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