|February Dates:||March Dates:|
|8-14||Reach for the Stars ONLINE book fair||10||Spring Picture Day|
|4-5||Parent Teacher Conferences (Phone)||29-April 2||Spring Break - No School|
|5||No school PTC|
President's Day-NO SCHOOL
|22-26||White Ribbon Week "Let's Get Real"|
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The site will close on Wednesday, February 3rd . Please schedule an appointment before then, if you haven’t already!
No kindergarten or preschool classes held Thursday or Friday.
This year our theme for White Ribbon week is “Let’s Get Real!” We live in a hyper-connected world where we can tweet, like, post and browse faster than we can open a book! The possibilities are endless. However being digitally connected comes with the possibilities of disconnecting from human interaction. Kids are also threatened by this problem. Kids of all ages can readily access huge amounts of digital information. A study showed that 31% of teens that play online roleplaying games like minecraft, roblox, or fortnite, said that the most rewarding experience in over the past 7 days occurred in a game, and not in real life. We don’t know what effect this will have on kids, some adults worry that too much digital interaction too soon might set kids up to fail by making them crave more entertainment and stimulation that the real world offers. Kids benefit from REAL relationships with REAL people. A high score on a video game should never take the place of a hug or kind word from a loving adult or friend. Children need real friends, real laughter, real conversations, and real activities in the REAL world. When a kid has these real-life experiences, the time spent in both the physical and virtual world will have greater meaning. White Ribbon Week will focus on what it means to live in the REAL world. Our hope is to your generation find a healthy balance between your physical lives and digital experiences. Never in history has there been so much information available to such young children. We are excited to bring you a whole week focused on safety and internet usage!