5-9-12 Principal Newsletter
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Peace Pizzazz in Bronson Park on May 19
1:30 to 4:00 PM
**OUR OWN DRUM CHOIR is on the main stage at 2:00 PM. Celebrate solving problems peacefully. Enjoy free face painting, Chinese calligraphy, bubbles, a parade and more!
Encourage Responsibility at Home
One of our behavior expectations at school is Responsibility. We tell kids we are responsible for ourselves and respectful toward others. We are all responsible for our behavior choices and for our learning.
Kids who learn to be responsible do better in school. They get along better with teachers and classmates. They make better decisions. They’re more apt to try, follow through and succeed.
To teach you child responsibility:
Discuss feelings and consequences. Ask questions like, “How do you think she felt when you said that?” “When someone does that to you how do you feel?”
Enforce key rules. Be clear about what will happen when your child makes certain choices. Then follow through and expect the behavior to change.
Learn from the past. For example, “Remember when Sally pushed you? We talked about walking away.” Next time I expect you to walk away and find an adult instead of pushing back.
Develop thinking. Help your child think before they act. “Why do you think that happened?” “How did that work for you?” “What else could you do next time?”
Teach your child to use words when there is a problem. “STOP THAT NOW!” or “I need help” are handy sentences to practice.
Encourage your child to tell an adult right away if those words don’t help or if someone could get hurt.
Practice what you preach! Be a role model of responsible behavior. If you want your child to speak respectfully, then solve problems with words.
Our Spring Carnival is this Friday
Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM set aside some time for family fun.
Punch cards at the door are $5 for the whole family!! The PTO just wants families to come and have a great time together. Pizza, hot dogs and pop will be for sale, too. There are lots of games for the kids such as the chicken toss, ring toss, our dunk tank and much, much more! We want to thank the Boy Scouts for helping out this year with the games.
The book fair will also be open if you’d like to browse.
Kids Need Sleep
Sleepy children actually act more ‘hyper’ when they are tired! (Adults just get crabby.) Our children often get a growth spurt in the spring and need MORE sleep than normal. This happens at the same time that it stays light until late evening. Please keep bedtimes firm right up until the end of school. This is easier if a child is getting lots of active outside play. So break out the basketball and have some fun; then calm down with a story and hit the sack. (Don’t forget the homework!)