NOTES FROM MRS. GLENN
Fredericksburg Elementary Students with perfect attendance for the first semester were recognized during the January ENCORE assembly. This is a great accomplishment!! Attendance at school helps students reach greater success. I am excited to recognize these students and to see how many students can receive perfect attendance awards for the entire year in May! Keep up the great work! Congratulations to the following students:
Kindergarten – Ryan Olsen
First Grade – Deanna Balk, Jocelyn
Harrison, Connor Kramer, Ryder Larson,
Cruz Nava, Tyzen Westendorf
Second Grade – Mason Britt, Ella Pitz
Third Grade – Brooke Balk, Achilles
Quigley, Daphnee Stevenson, James Taylor,
Fourth Grade – Connor Burke
Fifth Grade – Bella Rhea, Peyton Schmitz
Kindergarten Registration at Fredericksburg: Kindergarten Registration is set for Monday, March 16th, so there will be NO regular kindergarten class
that day. Letters will be mailed soon with more information. We are looking forward to meeting our incoming kindergarten class.
HOOPS FOR HEART WEEK /Feb. 9-13thfor grades 2-5 Our school is thrilled to be supporting the American Heart Association to help teach our students and families how to take care of their hearts through the Hoops for Heart program.
What does your child get out of participating?
- Your child will learn about the importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it: With the educational programs from the American Heart Association, our students learn how the heart works, how exercise affects their hearts and how to stay FIT FOR LIFE! Approximately 80 percent of the funds raised go directly to the mission, funding extensive research efforts, heart education and programs to help us all live healthier lives.
- Your child reaches out to friends and family: The safe online tool makes it easy for your child to set up a web page and send emails to support their fundraising efforts and to share life-saving information. The new app for smartphones also makes it easy for your student to text friends and family to join their campaign to be a heart hero. When your kids talk about their reasons for participating (such as a loss of a loved one or a family history of heart of heart disease), it helps them connect the dots to a healthier life (and might even inspire a few other family members).
- Your child feels good for making a difference in people’s lives! Funds raised support the heart association’s research and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans and more people die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. The American Heart Association is second only to the U.S. government in funding research in heart disease and stroke. Additionally, our school earns money for PE equipment so we can keep our kids MOVING!!
We hope you are as excited as we are to support our students in this important experience. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please let me know. Visit www.heart.org/hoops to get started today!
It takes a Heart to be a Hero!
Mrs. Amie Buskohl
Celebrate Pride in Foodservice Week February 2-6, 2015
Now in its 24th year, Pride in Foodservice Week designated by Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals celebrates the hard work and dedication that nutrition and foodservice professionals display on a daily basis. Celebrate by showing appreciation and saying, "Thank you," to the food service professionals during this week.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH - 2015 Theme: A Century of Black Life, History and Culture
Over the past century, African American life, history and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art and literature would become appreciated by the global community. Fewer still could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent, in shaping world politics, war and diplomacy. Indeed, it was nearly universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the unfolding of history and were a threat to American civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American History.
"READING IS FUN” February 2015
CAST YOUR COUGAR SPELL ON READING!!! is the theme this year starting Thursday, January 29th and ending Wednesday, February 25th. Our goal is 125,000 minutes of total reading time (at school and at home) for our elementary students. This how it works:
- Teachers will be keeping track of how many minutes each student reads in school as well as minutes read to their students.
- Parents – Please write down how many minutes your child reads at home on the time sheet that is sent home each week.
- Parents of students in Kindergarten and 1st grades – Please keep track of how many minutes you read to your child, as well as time they read to themselves.
- Time sheets will be sent home each week. Parents must sign time sheets or they will not be counted.
- Time sheets are due on Thursdays, Feb. 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.
- Late sheets will only be accepted 1 day late. Sheets must be turned in by Friday or they will not be counted.
- If a student is ill, special consideration will be given.
Opening Kickoff for “Cast Your Cougar Spell on READING” will be held on Thursday, January 29th.
If we reach our goal of 125,000 minutes, a special celebration will be held the end of February.
- 4th and 5th grades who return 4 reading slips will go bowling.
- 2nd and 3rd graders who return 4 reading slips will get a special prize.
- K and 1st graders who return at least 3 reading slips will get a special prize.
Parents- thank you for your cooperation and emphasis on the importance of reading daily! We look forward to a great month of extra time spent in reading!
CHARACTER COUNTS focuses on FAIRNESS!!
FAIRNESS: ORANGE – Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends.
Being fair is:
- vPlay by the rules.
- vTake turns and share.
- vBe open-minded. Listen to others.
- vDon’t take advantage of others.
- vDon’t blame others carelessly.
- vTreat all people fairly.
The Key to Fairness: Pre-established rules, consistently applied.