Common Sense Parenting Series by langkunxg


									                                        February 6, 2009

Week of 2/9/09      After-School Activities Continue
2/10/09      Successful Beginnings, 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2/10/09      LBH PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Paul Smotas as Guest Speaker
2/11/09      Last day for basket raffle donations
2/13/09      Yearbook orders due
2/13/09      Yearbook Best Wishes Ads due
2/13/09      Successful Beginnings Playgroup, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
2/25/09      Grade 2 Play Performances for Parents, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Gym
2/27/09      Science Spectacular with Grades 3 & 4, 11:30 a.m. in Gym
2/27/09      LBH PTA Pasta Supper & Raffle 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Lily Slemp and Matthew Boguszewski, Lillie B. Haynes 4th graders who were selected to attend
the CAS Elementary Celebration of the Arts at the Aqua Turf in Southington on Monday, February 2nd.

Parents and Guardians – Please help your child have the maximum lunch and recess time by signing your
child up for the POS Lunch system; it will REALLY expedite the lunch line and process. To sign up just send
in a check made payable to “East Lyme School Lunch” with your child’s name on it.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Everything you need to know! Do you have a child entering Kindergarten in
the fall of 2009? If so, this information session is for you! The Kindergarten staff at Lillie B. Haynes will be
presenting ideas and handing out materials to help your child prepare for Kindergarten.
         When: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
         Where: Lillie B. Haynes School Cafeteria
         Time: 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Childcare will be provided (ages 3-11)
Contact or 739-1581 for more information.

Friday Buzz Information – Help us to go green by logging on to our school website and
under Lillie B. Haynes School “click here to subscribe to the LB Haynes Friday Newsletter sent via email”. This
will enable you to receive the Friday buzz electronically and not get a paper copy on Fridays. We are hoping to have
as many people subscribe as possible. Of course, the Friday buzz is always posted on the Haynes website as well for
easy reading!

Yearbook: Yearbook orders and Best Wishes Ad orders are both due on Friday, February 13, 2009. Any questions
regarding the yearbook please contact Jenine Toback at 691-2538 or at and for questions regarding best
wishes ads contact Amy Napierala at 691-2691 or at Also, if anyone has any pictures that they have taken
this year, that they would like to donate for possible use in this years yearbook, we would love to have them. Send your printed
pictures in an envelope marked "yearbook pictures" to school for consideration. Just remember you will not get them back.

East Lyme Superintendent Search – Community Forum: February 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. @ the East Lyme High School
School Media Center. All parents and members of the East Lyme community are invited.
Our next PTA meeting is on February 10th. The format will be slightly different to allow for the schools budget
presentation by Dr Paul Smotas. We will start at 7pm and open with the 3rd grade teachers, followed by Dr. Miko.
Dr. Smotas will present and take questions from 7.30pm. Once budget discussions are completed we will briefly
cover any other business.

The last forum evening for discussions on the requirements for the new Superintendent is also on this evening, so
apologies for this clash but with other events and the February vacation week it has proved too difficult to change the
date. If you want to attend the PTA meeting and learn about the East Lyme Schools budget but also want your
opinion heard regarding the new superintendent position, you can submit your views in writing on the form found on
the East Lyme Schools website. I hope to see you at the meeting—Thanks, Paula Page, LBH PTA President

           Plans for the Pasta Supper and Basket Raffle are moving on well, we still need volunteers to provide
desserts for the Pasta Supper so if you are able to help with this, please let me know…more details below~

2nd Annual Pasta Supper here at LBH!!
Friday, February 27th from 5-7 pm
        $5 for children
        $8 for adults - prepaid
        At door $6 for children
        $9 for adults
 Each class will be donating a basket raffle, look for a separate flyer with the information. We will need dessert
donations for that evening, contact Karin Delesdernier @
If you have large gift baskets that you would like to donate to the basket raffle, please drop them off in the main
office of LBH. Thank you!! Tanya Deveau

mailing in the school's second and final submission of box tops at the end of February, so please dig out, cut, trim,
and check expiration dates on all those box tops you still have at home. We request you try to have them in by
Tuesday, Feb. 24th in order to allow us time to organize and bag the box tops by the deadline of Feb. 28th. You can
still continue to send in box tops throughout the remainder of the year, and they will be submitted in the fall. Thank
you for supporting this easy and free fundraiser for our school! Next submission date for BoxTops is the end of
this month, which will be the final submission for this school year, so please get box tops sitting at home in by
Feb. 24th.

Troops 63111 and 63197 were able to collect several carloads of clothing, books, and toys for the Women's Shelter of
New London, which were much appreciated.
Community News:
Creative Playschool Registration:
Creative Playschool will open enrollment for all East Lyme residents for the 2009-2010 school year on March 2, 2009. Creative
Playschool is a parent Co-operative Pre-School for Children from age 3 to Pre-K. An Open House will be held on March 9th
from 1 – 3pm. Contact Kelli Daugherity at 739-3079 or for more information.
Saturday, April 4th. Lasagna Dinner & Hypnotist Show. Fundraiser to benefit the 2009 ELHS Senior Class Party / A Drug-Free &
Alcohol Free Graduation Event. Visit:
East Lyme Little League will hold registration for the 2009 youth softball, baseball, and t-ball season on February 7 and 14, 2009 from
9:30 a.m. to noon. All registration will be held at the ELMS cafeteria.
East Lyme Babe Ruth, offering baseball to players aged 13-15 will hold registration for the upcoming seasons on Saturdays, February 7
and February 14 at the East Lyme Middle School cafeteria. For fees and mail-in registration options, visit or
call George Belke at 444-7797.
                                              Southeastern Connecticut Reading Council,
                                       Connecticut Reading Association and Borders Book Store
                                             are proud to sponsor the annual celebration of
                                                  Connecticut Loves to Read Day!!!!
                                                     Saturday, February 7, 2009
                                                         from 12:00-3:00 P.M.
                                               Please join us for a reading celebration at-
                                                          Borders Book Store
                                                          Waterford Commons
                                                         915 Hartford Turnpike
                                                        Waterford, Connecticut
                                       Special events include readings and book signing by these
                                                          Connecticut Authors-
         Joe Podurgiel, local author of                                  Cora Abbiati, 12 year old local author of
      Fresh Blueberry Pancakes                                            Evan’s Storm and Horseback Dreams
L.J. Sigersmith, 6 year old local author of Looking a Little Closer at Things
Other events include make it and take it craft projects!Hope you can join us for book readings, author visits and just
having fun reading!

                                                             Salem School
                                                   A Practical Approach to Parenting

                                Free Workshop about Children from 6 – 16 Years Old
                                      For Parents, Teachers, and Caregivers

                                                     Learn about
                      Getting kids to listen
                      What to do about whining
                      Finding ways to stay calm and more.
Participants will learn how to encourage positive behavior, discourage negative behavior, and teach alternatives to
problem behavior.
Common Sense Parenting Series
                                     Five Thursdays: February 26 – March 26, 2009
                                                  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                                              Salem School Media Center
                                TO REGISTER: call Mrs. Elizabeth Bartron at
                                            859-0267, Extension 3120
                                     Or email:

                                             No Fee. Book Included. Enrollment Limited
                                                 Light refreshments will be provided.

Facilitators: Mrs. Elizabeth Bartron, M.S., School Counselor and Dr. James Guarino, Ed.D., School Counselor
                                          Comments from previous session included:
     The program gives me specific ways to deal with problems and I don’t have to question myself.”
     “I found that Common Sense Parenting was an informal gathering of people interested in improving their parenting
         techniques in an atmosphere free of judgment and criticism.”
     “…satisfied all of my expectations from what I wanted from the course AND MORE!”

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