December/January Newsletter

Photo of newsletter, information is below

photo of newsletter, information below.

Dear Parents,

Happy Holidays! It has been an exciting, fun-filled semester. Hard to believe the school year is half over already. It has been a really good semester. The stu- dents are working hard and putting in lots of effort. Teachers and parents are doing the same.

The holidays are a time to sit back and take a break and take stock of the riches we have in the form of the people who fill our lives. It is a time to enjoy the fami- ly and friends that make our days worthwhile. This is a very busy, stress filled world we live in and time is often more valuable than money. It seems there is never enough of either for all we want to accomplish. So while we take a break from the hectic schedule of school days, be sure to make some time for fun and

relaxation with those you love. It is the relationships we have with other people that are most important. When we give 100% of our efforts to a relationship that is important to us without expecting anything in return, unexpected break through happen and our lives are enriched and relationships deepened.

I wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year. I appreciate all the time and effort our parents put into helping to make their children suc-

cessful at school. It is a joint effort, a collaborative

relationship between home and school that makes all

the difference to our students.

Put away the electronics and just be present with the people around you. I hope you all have some time to do that over break. Stay safe and healthy and we will see you all in the new year.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Shinault, Principal

Events for December/ January

Dec 3 NO SCHOOL/Prof Dev for teachers Dec 6 K-2 Music Program 6:00

Dec 7 1st & 3rd to Valley View

Dec 17 5th grade DARE graduation 2:30

Dec 20 Christmas crafts-Parents are welcomed from 10:50-3:00

Dec 21 NO SCHOOL/Winter begins Dec 24-Jan 7 Winter Break

Dec 25 Merry Christmas

Jan 1 Happy New Year

Jan 8 First day back/Second Semester begins Jan 21 NO SCHOOL/Martin Luther King, Jr. day

Jan 29 Kansas Day

Parent Reminders:

Please make sure to come in to the office to sign students in who arrive late to school.

If your child is going to be late or ab- sent please call and let us know. 785- 717-4470

When sending money please try to send in exact amounts, we do not keep extra money in the building.

When crossing the parking lot please use the designated crosswalks.

Thank you for your cooperation!!! 🙂

December Birthdays:

Jett, CJ, Aaliyah, Ka’lehya,

Maci, Alex, Kaylei

January Birthdays

D’Ajiaga, Macey, Chloe, Luis, Jaxxon, Dakota, Kayla, Isabella, McKenna,

Victoria, Kira

Congratulations to Delilah in first grade for being selected the most improved student for the

month of October.     Delilah is a very hard worker and a re- spectful student who is contin- uing to try her best and im- prove daily.

Library Corner: The fir st week of December is the Week of Code for the whole district. Our students will be competing against other buildings in the district to get the most hours of coding completed. Students will get to experience coding using different programs on

and offline. The library is busy with the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays. First grade will be getting to experience Christmas through their five senses, all grade levels will get the opportunity to

come to the library to learn about 3D Printing and then create an item to print. Be sure to check under your Christmas tree for a 3D surprise! Second quar- ter AR testing will end on December 19th and the party will be when students return in January. Please

remind and encourage your students to be checking out books and reading them over the winter break. Thank you for your help and support with this.

Miss Hinck and Mrs. Anders

Congratulations to Delilah in first grade for being selected the most improved student for the

month of October.     Delilah is a very hard worker and a re- spectful student who is contin- uing to try her best and im- prove daily.

Cold Weather Safety Advisory: When extreme cold tem- peratures and dangerous wind-chill conditions exist, students and parents are reminded:

Students should dress warmly & cover all exposed skin surfaces.

Students should remain inside school or home until transportation arrives.

Students should NOT walk long distances to or from school.

Winter Recess/Building Access Guidelines: Students will remain in the building for recess if the temperature or wind-chill is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and giv- en—when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.

-Joan Winmill Brown