Week at a Glance

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MPS 2018-2019 Yearly Calendar

  2018-2019 District Calendar of Events 

Week at a Glance

January 21, 2019 - January 25, 2019


Monday, January 21, 2018 
No School in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - DAY 1
Lego Club, Card Games, Yoga, Guitar/Ukelele, Creative Writing, 
Lexia @ 7:30 AM, K-Kids
Field trip to Coutiut Art Center (Gorman and McKay)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - DAY 2
Progress Reports available on PowerSchool, 
CLUBS:  Card Games, 3D Art, Knitting/Crocheting, Robotics,
Lexia @7:30 AM, Grade 6 Indoor Soccer 2:45-4:00 PM
Tony Memmel Concerts

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - DAY 3
IXL, Minecraft, Unified Sports, Coding, 
Winter Wonderland Social for Grades 5&6 in the cafe, 
Unified Sports Basketball Game 3:30 PM in the gym

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Day 4
Gr. 6 Floor Hockey @ 7:30 AM

Additional Clubs:  
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month - K-Kids
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month - Student Council
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - NEHS

 Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free


A child this age usually shows increasing interest in the world outside the family and home. Discuss how anything you put in your body that is not food, water or juice can be extremely harmful, and how drugs interfere with the way our bodies work and can make a person very sick or even cause them to die. (Most children of this age have had real-life experiences with the death of a relative or a friend's relative.) Explain the idea of addiction—that drug use can become a very bad habit that is hard to stop. Praise your children for taking good care of their bodies and avoiding things that might harm them.
By the time your children are in third grade, they should understand that:
·         foods, poisons, medicines and illegal drugs differ;
·         medicines prescribed by a doctor and administered by a responsible adult may help
              during illness but can be harmful if misused, and therefore children need to stay
              away from any unknown substance or container; and
·         adults may drink in moderation but children may not, even in small amounts because
              it's harmful to children's developing brains and bodies.
 Before leaving elementary school, your children should know:
·         the immediate effects of alcohol, tobacco and drug use on different parts of the body,
               including coma and death;
·         the long-term consequences of drug use, including addiction and loss of control of
               one's life;
·         the reasons why drugs are especially dangerous for growing bodies; and
·         the problems that alcohol and other illegal drugs cause not only to the user, but to the
               user's family and the world.
Why would people want to put bad things in their bodies?
     One answer might be that they might not realize how dangerous the bad things are; another is that they are not taking care of themselves. Sometimes people start using a drug just to see what it feels like, but it can turn into an addiction (like cigarettes) and it's very hard to stop using it.
Why can't I taste that "grown-up" drink?
     A small amount of alcohol has a much greater negative effect on a child's body than on an adult's; even a small amount can sicken a child.

                               (Source:  http://www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/drugfree/tips_pg4.html#elementary)

          What if someone told you they knew about an investment that was sure to pay off?  Well, there is one:  Research has shown that the very best investment you can make as a parent is to spend time with your children.  A recent study followed more than 10,000 children.  It looked at what factors were most important in helping them achieve—both at school and at home.  Surprisingly, they found that what happened at home was much more important than what happened at school.  They noted that families could help children develop positive attitudes and skills that could help them be successful in school.
     To build these positive attitudes and help your child achieve:
Talk about school and why it’s important.  Show your child how what he/she is learning now will help him/her later in life.
Visit the school.  Continue to attend as many school activities and meetings as you can.
Check homework.  Be sure your child does the work and then gets the homework back to school the next morning.
     What happens in school is important, too.  And when schools and families work together, kids are most successful.  The researchers said that both school and family are important.  But “the role of family involvement is stronger when it comes to academic success.”
 Source:  “Parenting More Important than Schools to Academic Achievement, Study Finds,” Science Daily, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010112540.htm.

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