Dear North Community,
Dear North Community, March, 2014
February flew by; we celebrated our one-hundredth day of school this month. Fourth and fifth grade students enjoyed an interactive science presentation called Up, Up, and Away. We continued in school assemblies that included visits from Junior Achievement, and began a morning walking club. On March 3 we will celebrate Read Across America. We’ll start the day as a whole school with a pledge for reading. The special activities committee and student council is asking students and staff to wear red and white to support this day of reading. ELA MCAS begins March 18 please refer to the MCAS calendar for specific dates and sessions. Thank you for your continued support on our journey of learning.
Below are PATHS messages that will be included in the morning announcements the month of March. PATHS is the social/emotional curriculum that has been implemented k-5.
Week of March 3
Listening is the best way to prevent or solve problems. Be a good listener. Look at the person speaking, don’t interrupt them, pay attention to what they are saying and think about what they are saying.
Week of March 10
Help create a safe and happy school. How? Stop gossip! If a story doesn’t involve you, don’t listen to it and don’t tell it!
Week of March 17
Compliment yourself today! Take a moment to think about the wonderful things about you! If things get tough at any time today, remember the things you think about right now. Everyone has greatness in them.
Week of March 24
Try and try again. Remember that the last step of the Control Signals is “Evaluate – how did I do?” Think about how your plan worked or didn’t work to solve your problem. If you need to, go back to the Red Light and start over. A winner is someone who keeps trying when things don’t work the first time.
Week of March 31
Sharing isn't always easy. Sharing parts of yourself; your ideas, feelings, even your time, is a big part of growing up. It is considering OTHER’S needs and wants. Today, try sharing part of yourself with someone.