Happy New Year, Hill Huskies!
- Jan. 12 - Late Start Day for Students - First Bell at 10:04 AM / Second Bell at 10:09 AM
- Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
- Feb. 7 - 5th Grade Band & Strings Concert
- Feb. 21-22 - Mid-Winter Break - No School
- March 3 - End of Marking Period 2
- March 4 - No School for Students / Teacher Work Day
- March 25-April 1 - Spring Break
TSD Art Show
Three Strategies That Can Help Your Child Learn to Plan Ahead
Your child can’t return her library book if she can’t remember where she left it. She can’t turn in an assignment if it’s ... well, who knows exactly where it is? Parents know that young children can have a very hard time planning ahead. Here are three reasons why—and what you can do about each. Most kids:
1. Have difficulty resisting the temptation to do something fun instead of something hard. Make a simple rule: No TV or games until schoolwork is finished.
2. Lack organization skills. Show your child how to use a calendar to track assignments, test dates and activities. Establish a study space where school supplies and school papers “live.”
3. Have very little sense of time. Often, they really do think that one day is enough time to finish that big project. Help your child break big projects down into smaller steps.
Reprinted with permission from the January 2022 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2022 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.
January Lunch Menu
It takes a lot of energy for students to concentrate in class. So it’s no surprise that kids who start the school day without breakfast often lack focus. Studies consistently show that breakfast affects how well kids do in school. One study looked at how breakfast affected students’ attendance and academic performance. They found that children who ate breakfast had:
- Better attendance.
- Fewer episodes of tardiness.
- Higher math scores.
- Improved concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory and learning.
Families don’t always have enough time for a sit-down breakfast together. So make sure you have a few healthy grab-and-go options available. An apple and a piece of cheese will get your child off to a good start. So will a whole-grain bagel and cream cheese. In a pinch, even a piece of last night’s pizza will do!
Reprinted with permission from the January 2022 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2022 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc. Source: K. Baildon, “Breakfast and the Brain: How Eating Breakfast Impacts School Performance,” USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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