Tiger Tales Newsletter December 11, 2009 Belinda Couty, Principal Editor: Nicole Petty email@example.com Jnicole_5@hotmail.com Principal’s News As we approach this holiday season, may your special time and days spent with family and friends be filled with abundant love. During this special time of year, I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my gratitude for your active participation and parental involvement in all school functions and activities. You are a vital part of our total school team. In this joyous season of hope, happiness, and cheer, let’s ring in together a brand new year! While wishing you a “Beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of Peace and Happiness, “ I would like to share a very special passage with you that was written by Valarie Bostic. It Contents reads as follows: Principal’s News 1 Roots and Wings Contents 1 I once heard someone say that there are two things in Upcoming Events 2 life that we need to pass on to our children. These Ms. Miller 2 things are roots and wings. Title I Reading 2 We give our children roots, or a solid Field Trip News 3 foundation, so when the world gets big and scary, Box Top 3 they will always have a safe place within themselves where they will feel secure. Our roots tell us where Coloring Sheet 4 we came from and what we are made of. Our roots tell us that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves. When we give a child wings, we allow them to be who they really are, to be independent and to grow. We give them the opportunity to succeed, to fail if necessary, and to learn from their own experiences. “Wishing You Quiet, Peaceful Moments, and Much Happiness With Family and Friends During This Holiday Season!” Belinda Couty Tiger Tales Newsletter South Elementary Page 2 of 4 Ms. Miller: Ms. Miller’s second grade class is off to a wonderful start! We are working on our letters to Santa and are excited to receive our responses back from the North Pole! In math, we are learning how to use mental math by adding and subtracting in our heads and we continue to work with adding coins each day. In Science we are learning about magnets and what they are attracted to. In reading, Upcoming Events we are learning how to really think about a story while we read it and respond in writing. We have so much fun in second grade and ♦ Dec 14- Choir to sing at hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season! . various nursing homes Ms. Miller ♦ Dec 17 Winter Concert: Grades 3-5th 1:30pm ♦ Dec 18- Tiger Pride - Terrific Kids Assembly ♦ Dec 22- Winter Party/Movie “Princess & Title 1 News: The Frog” ♦ Dec 22- 2nd Quarter Ends In order for young readers to become fluent, it is necessary to have quick word recognition and comprehension in place. Repeated reading ♦ Dec 23- Jan 1st Winter has been found to help young readers increase in both of these areas, Break that is, word recognition and comprehension. In fact, fluency has been ♦ Jan 4 Weather Make Up shown to contribute to overall reading success. Research has shown that Day (No School unless children need to read new material 4 times in order to achieve maximum we have a snow day benefit. The books that come home to you with your child in the Title 1 before then!) reading bag, offer this opportunity. ♦ Jan 18 No School Martin Luther King’s Day For the best benefit to your child, feedback from an interested adult is encouraged. After reading with your child, there is a built-in opportunity to reread favorite parts, discuss how the problem was solved or even suggest alternate solutions. As you and your child discuss what you read together, you are also promoting development of oral language. Thanks for all of your support at home. We wish you cheer this time of year. HAPPY READING! Cheryl Curtner, Kathy Haselhorst, Joan Rodemann Reading Teachers Tiger Tales Newsletter South Elementary Page 3 of 4 RECOVERY ROOM NEWS: South School is one of two schools in Jefferson City to have an interventionist and a Recovery Room. South School rocks! South Lets all go to the School’s interventionist is Cheryl movies: Irwin! On December 22, South School The Recovery Room is an students have the opportunity to take a trip to the movies! This year the movie is alternative classroom where students entitled The Princess and the Frog who are having a difficult time in the produced by Disney. All students will regular classroom are given the have to earn their way by being respectful, being a good student and friend, following opportunity to work through directions, being honest and by following problems that have taken place in the expectations of South School. Sixty- the classroom. They are asked to four points will need to be earned. The cost of the trip is only $5.50 this year due examine and make changes so they to South School PTA who is paying for the can return to class. Students are bus fair and the snacks! All donations are also responsible to complete their welcome. regular classroom work. SOUTH SCHOOL TIGERS ROCK As a reward, certain students can come to the recovery room for good behavior to eat their lunch with Mrs. Irwin. Don’t Forget Your Box Tops: Box Tops can be found everywhere! Don’t forget to check Kleenex Brand tissue boxes, Toaster Strudel boxes, Avery paper products, and Huggies diapers! The next Box Top Store will open again in February! Start i th b t ! Don’t forget those gloves, scarves, hats and coats. It is COLD outside! If you have lost any of these items- check the Lost & Found area located on the stage of the gym.
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