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School Messenger 9/3/17

posted Sep 3, 2017, 2:45 PM by Melissa Patterson

Good Evening Lil’ Cat Families.  

This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday due to Labor Day. Enjoy your three day weekend!

I want to send a shout out to our 5th grade scholars for being so respectful to the environment, and the rangers at Beulah Mountain Park last week!  Thank you for sharing the Minnequa Way!  Keep it up!

This month we are celebrating National School Attendance Month!  In honor of National School Attendance Month, any scholar that had perfect attendance last month will receive a small treat this week.  Additionally, we will be celebrating scholars who at school everyday!   Good attendance will help your children do well in high school, college and at work.  Here are some talking points to share with your children.  School is your first and most important job. You’re learning about more than math and reading. You’re learning how to show up for school on time every day, so that when you graduate and get a job, you’ll know how to show up for work on time every day.  Students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate and find good jobs. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, a million dollars more than a dropout over a lifetime. School only gets harder when you stay home too much. Sometimes it’s tempting to stay home because you’ve got too much work or you don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse.  Last month, we had an attendance rate of 92%.  We need to raise our attendance rate to 95%.  Please make sure your scholar is at school every day!

Our Student Ambassador group will be holding a penny drive throughout this week.  The money will go to support Hurricane relief efforts.  A donation will be made on behalf of our Minnequa Scholars.  Please encourage your kiddos to bring some of their spare change to donate to this cause.

On Thursday of this week, we would like to invite you to join Mrs. Stoddard, our school counselor for a coffee talk from eight thirty to nine thirty.  The topic this month will be on supporting scholars with managing stress and behavior supports.  An R.S.V.P will be sent home this week.  Please send this slip back if you are able to join us for this informational coffee talk with the counselor.

On Wednesday, we will have a shelter in place drill in case of a tornado.

On September 16th, we will host a Zumbathon fundraiser.  This is an event for parents and adults only.  The cost is $10.00 and the event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The money will go towards our 21st century school.  Bring your friends and come Zumba with us for a couple of hours.  

Thank you for all of your support!  Have a great week!