REMINDERS FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Reading aloud to kids has clear cognitive benefits. For example, brain scans show that hearing stories strengthens the part of the brain associated with visual imagery, story comprehension, and word meaning. One study found that kindergarten children who were read to at least three times a week had a “significantly greater phonemic awareness than did children who were read to less often.” And the landmark Becoming a Nation of Readers report from 1985 concluded that “the single most important activity for building knowledge for their eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.”
Reading also strengthens children’s social, emotional, and character development. According to a recently published study, reading to very young children is linked to decreased levels of aggression, hyperactivity, and attention difficulties. The study’s lead author shared this insight with the New York Times. “When parents read with their children more . . . they learn to use words to describe feelings that are otherwise difficult and this enables them to better control their behavior when they have challenging feelings like anger or sadness.” What are you doing tonight? How about picking up a good book and reading to your children?
Veteran’s Appreciation Luncheon
In honor of our active and retired military families, we will be having a Veteran’s Day Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, November 8th from 10:55-12:30. Come and have lunch on us with your child at their designated lunch time. Lunch will consist of Nachos, salad, fruit and a drink. Please RSVP online on our Peach Jar flyer or by calling the main office at 391-3335.
NO SCHOOL ON NOV. 11TH IN HONOR OF VETERAN’S DAY.
Winter Art Gala
Join us on Nov. 12th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for our Winter Art Gala. Student art will be framed and hung for you to view. Framed art pieces will be available for purchase for $20.00. It’s a great time to be purchase gifts for the holidays.
Students will be bringing home midterms on November 13th. Please sign these and return to school the following day.
Please support our school by stopping by Sonic on Nov.7th from 5:00-8:00. Mention our school and we receive funds based on the night’s sales.
Nov. 14- 2nd grade music concert at 6:00 p.m. Students may arrive at 5:40 p.m.
Nov. 19- 4th and 5th grade Band Concert at 6:00 p.m. Students may arrive at 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 21- 4th and 5th grade Strings Concert at 6:00 p.m. Students may arrive at 5:30 p.m.
School will be closed the week of November 25th-29th for Thanksgiving Break,
Mrs. Hunke and Mrs. Finch
A word from our cafeteria
· Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:15 a.m. Regular price for meals is breakfast $1.45 and Lunch $2.70.
· Want to pay on-line? Go to Widefield.revtrak.net/ (you will need to get your student’s ID #).
· In November there are 16 days. To pay for the month prices are as follows:
Breakfast $23.20 Lunch $43.20.
· Outside duty coverage begins at 8:15. Please make sure your child does not arrive prior to this time unless they are having breakfast.
Join us for our PTO meeting on
November 5th in the Library. PTO will begin at 3:45 p.m.
PTO will be discussing their upcoming Holiday store and possible fundraising opportunities in the spring.