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School Messenger 9/10/17

posted Sep 10, 2017, 5:31 PM by Melissa Patterson   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 5:32 PM ]

Good Evening Lil’ Cat Families.  

We hope that you have had a restful weekend!   I would like to send a shoutout to our amazing Lil Cats!  In four days, our scholars contributed over $400.00 for the Texas hurricane victims.  A community member has  generously decided to match the contribution for our donation to the Red Cross bringing the contribution to over $800.00. We had scholars bring in their piggy bank savings, spare change, and anything that they could to help.  This is a great display of empathy which is a positive trait of emotional intelligence.  Mrs. Martinez’s class donated $150.00!  Way to go Kindergartners!

On Monday this week, we will have a Bronco Spirit Day to kick off the Bronco football season.  Scholars may wear their football shirt or jersey.  If they do not participate they must wear their school uniform for Monday.  

We will kickoff our fall fundraiser of selling spirit cups and popcorn on Monday!  We rely on our funds from this fundraiser to support student activities such as open house, classroom pizza parties, field trips, extended learning opportunities and more!  Please help us raise money for our school during this fundraiser!  Scholars will take a fundraising packet home on Monday!

On Tuesday, we will be holding our first PTCO meeting at 3:30 in the Media Center.  Please come and join us to learn how you can get involved with our carnival, site based decision making, popcorn and pickle sales, santa visit, and volunteering.  We hope to see you there.  Our focus this month will be planning for our Wild West Fest Carnival in October.

Here are some attendance Facts for National School Attendance Awareness Month.

Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school.

By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.

When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.

The Irving Bull Pups beat our Minnequa Lil’ Cats last week in our attendance bell challenge by 4%.  Please make sure your child attends school everyday this week!  Our Minnequa Lil Cat scholars want the bell!

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school this week!  Have a great week!