3-3-17 Newsletter

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

REPORT CARDS:  Report cards will be going home on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017.

SPRING BREAK:  Spring Break will begin on March 13th and last the entire week.  School will resume at the normal time on Monday, March 20th, 2017.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREEN:  The Early Childhood Screen is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 877-5113 and ask for Joan Hale.

HEALTH CLASS:  The 1-6 grade students will soon begin the health curriculum with units on Human Sexuality.  The 1st graderswill review the names of the basic body parts.  They will also be able to identify male and female.  The 2ndgraders will learn the proper names for all the body parts and complete a health program called “Its Your Body:  You’re in Charge”.  The 3rd graders will review the basic body parts and be introduced to the disease AIDS.  The 4thgraders will get a better understanding of what AIDS does to the immune system and are introduced to puberty and body changes.  The 5thgraders will learn the stages of human growth and be introduced to the vocabulary used in the human reproductive system.  They will also recognize that some diseases such as AIDS are caused by high-risk behaviors.  The 6th graderswill review the disease AIDS and review the vocabulary associated with the reproductive system.  They will also discuss adolescence and puberty and it’s relationship to physical and emotional changes.  Joan Streck and Joan Bolt will team teach the 5th and 6th grade puberty lessons.  If you have any questions about the Human Sexuality Curriculum, please feel free to contact Joan Bolt.

PUBERTY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM:  The fifth graders will be viewing the puberty/personal hygiene film once again this year.  The boys will view the film “Always Changing-For Boys” with Nurse Streck.  The girls will view the film, “Always Changing-For Girls” with Nurse Streck.  The boys and girls will also have separate time that day with Joan Bolt for worksheets, vocabulary, and basic facts.  All students will receive a Hygiene Kit with booklet and samples.  Please review contents of the kit with your child.  Parents/Guardians can preview either film followed by a Q&A discussion time with Nurse Streck prior to the students watching the videos.  This will be done in April so more information will come out when it gets closer to the actual dates.

CONSTRUCTION:  Construction is winding down at the EES.  It is anticipated that after Spring Break, most all of the construction will be done at school.  It is our hope that the ECD classroom will be able to move into their new room during the Spring Break.  We would like to thank the students and families for their support during construction.  Even though we tried to minimize the disruption, we know at times it was busy and loud during the school hours.  The kids did a great job working through the construction.

SUMMER SCHOOL:  There will be summer school beginning at the conclusion of this school year.  More information will be sent out in newsletters over the next couple of months.


MTSS:  The process of creating an MTSS program is a thoughtful and intentional redesign of educational practices and supports, provided by general education and entitlement programs, such as Title 1, At-Risk, and special education, to ensure that the individual needs of all students are being met in the most effective and efficient way possible.  For effective implementation, building teams create structures to collect data.  The structures support the use of data to guide instructional decisions and refine instruction.  The data collected on the students by assessments drive the implementation of the instruction.