Happy New Year to Our Parents and Guardians!
I like to begin the new year by asking a sampling of our first-graders a few thoughts on 2018 and the New Year to come…here’s what they said…
What is your favorite memory in 2018? Going to Disney World
What did you learn in 2018? Lots of math, like number bonds!
What is your New Year’s resolution? Play on a travel soccer team
What advice do you have for grown-ups in 2019? Let kids do what they want!
What do you wish for others in 2019? Be good to each other
What is your favorite memory in 2018? Going to Six Flags
What did you learn in 2018? I learned how to add
What is your New Year’s resolution? Write in cursive
What advice do you have for grown-ups in 2019? Keep up the good work!
What do you wish for others in 2019? Be happy, be kind
What is your favorite memory in 2018? Going to my new school (Cedar Mountain!)
What did you learn in 2018? How to do math, like “times”.
What is your New Year’s resolution? To donate some of my things to people who don’t have anything.
What advice do you have for grown-ups in 2019? Maybe be a little quieter
What do you wish for others in 2019? I hope less fortunate people will get the help that they need.
What is your favorite memory in 2018? Going to Long Beach Island
What did you learn in 2018? How to make new friends
What is your New Year’s resolution? Eat more fruit
What do you wish for others in 2019? Be nice to everyone
What is your favorite memory in 2018? I rode my bike without my training wheels down and up a hill and never fell!
What did you learn in 2018? I learned how to read. I love to read! My favorite authors right now are Mo Willems and Dr. Seuss.
What is your New Year’s resolution? I want to be with my family more, my cousins, aunts, and uncles.
What advice do you have for grown-ups in 2019? Have fun!
What do you wish for others in 2019? I wish that there would be less pollution in our air.
What is your favorite memory in 2018? Christmas, I got a remote control BB-8!
What did you learn in 2018? Math! I know that anything times zero is zero!
What is your New Year’s resolution? To learn how to do multiplication and division.
What do you wish for others in 2019? Be happy
During the second and third week of January, kindergarten students will be administered the Baseline Assessment System (BAS). The BAS is a reading benchmark system that helps teachers pinpoint a child’s ability to read and understand text. Once each class is assessed, teachers will begin working with their students in leveled guided reading groups and develop leveled centers to strengthen each student’s literacy skills. Guided reading is an instructional method where students work in small groups as they read texts at their instructional reading level that review or enhance the skills and strategies taught during Reading Workshop.
As we settle into the winter months and your children will be indoors more, consider having your child access Miss Winzer’s Media Center website to practice his or her literacy and math skills online. Here is the link to Miss Winzer’s site.
Our next SCA meeting will take place on Monday, January 7, at 9:45 am. At January’s meeting, Mr. Brendan Maurice, School Counselor, will go over his school counseling program and our district’s updated HIB policy. Here are our upcoming SCA activities; fliers will be sent home in the new year:
Friday, January 11: Movie Night– 5:30 pm (snow date January 18) Click here for the flier.
Friday, January 25: Family Game Night 6:30 pm (snow date February 1)
Our First-Grade Cocoa-Crew served hot chocolate and cookies to our bus drivers to say thank you for all that they do for our students to ensure their safety to and from school every day.
Health Office Newsletter: Please take a few minutes to read Mrs. Forrest’s Health Office newsletter. There is a lot of information on ways to stay healthy this winter and reminders about when your child is sick and our policy on how long a student should stay out of school. Thank you also for dressing your child warmly this winter with hats, gloves, and scarves. We will go outside for recess as long as the “feels like” temperature is above 25 degrees. Here is the letter from our Physical Education Teacher, Miss Gonnelli on winter recess.
Mind Traveler’s Awards will be given by our Board of Education on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at Lounsberry Hollow, to four special Cedar Mountain students for their reading efforts this fall. Congratulations to…
Kindergarten: Alana and Joseph
First-Grade: Kieran and Annie
School Closed: on Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Martin Luther King Day
40 Developmental Assets: We are very fortunate to have the national program 40 Developmental Assets brought to us by Rebecca Dorney from The Center for Prevention and Counseling on Friday, January 18, at 9:45 am. You may also know Rebecca from the Vernon Coalition, too! 40 Developmental Assets is training for adults/parents that teach participants about the 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets). 40 Developmental Assets is a research-based program that comes from Search Institute. Here is the flyer for this program. Here is the link to Search Institute. We will be holding follow up meetings on Friday, February 15 and Friday, March 15, at 9:45 am. A light breakfast will be served- all are welcome!
I’m looking forward to seeing you at upcoming school events!