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The Husky's Howl Valentine Edition

Mid-Winter Break Reminders

No School Monday (2/15) and Tuesday (2/16)! Virtual days Wednesday(2/17), Thursday (2/18) & Friday (2/19).

Valentine's Day and the 100th Day of School

Artwork by the students in Mrs. Williams' 5th grade class.

Black History Month has been celebrated during the month of February since 1976. During this month, America recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in our country's history. The article from National Geographic for Kids (linked below) informs us how Black History Month was started, what it honors, and what it means today. I would encourage you to read the article and have a family conversation about the importance of Black History Month. Just as important, have a family conversation about how the Husky P.R.I.D.E. core values, of empathy and respect, can be used to better understand the diverse members of our community that make us special.

Valentine's Day with the Whole Family

Valentine’s Day provides a great opportunity to have fun with your children and shower them with love! While Valentine’s Day is often associated with romantic love, it is a holiday you can share with your whole family, and it provides an opportunity to teach your children about the importance of caring for others. You can celebrate the holiday simply by telling your child “I love you” or trying out some of the ideas below.

Talk Love

Spend some time at the breakfast or dinner table talking with your child about Valentine’s Day and love. Use the holiday as an opportunity to tell your child how much you love them and what love means to you. You can also ask them questions to get them thinking about family, friendship, and love. What do they love? How do they show their family that they love them? You may be surprised by what they have to say!

Read Love

Take a trip to the library and pick out a few special books about Valentine’s Day. You can ask your librarian for book suggestions or check out these recommendations. Then head home for your very own story hour. Find a comfortable spot in your home and read aloud these special stories of love. You can even get crafty and create projects associated with your special Valentine’s Day stories.

Eat Love

Make a special Valentine’s Day treat to enjoy with your child! Some fun ideas are:

  • Strawberry Heart French Toast
  • Apple Heart Sandwiches
  • Valentine's Day Chex Mix
  • Heart-Shaped Pizza
  • Healthy Heart Kabobs
  • Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

Show Love

Model for your child what it means to love others. This can be done by showing your child how much you love them and the rest of your family through these ten great ways. You can also show your child how to care for others and the world around them. You can do this by volunteering to help those in need, being kind to others, and donating to causes that you and your family care about. These actions will help your child see the value of love and compassion.

Play Love

Have fun with your child with some special love-themed activities:

  • Looking for Love Hide and Seek
  • Play Pin the Heart on Cupid
  • Try a Game of Musical Hearts
  • Turn up the music and sing your favorite love songs together
  • Make Stained Glass Heart Decorations
  • Decorate Valentine’s Day cards to give to classmates and friends

Article Credit: https://www.onetoughjob.org/

The Troy Public Library Presents THE KID MEETS THE AUTHOR Series

Register today for one or all three virtual events: troypl.org/calendar

In celebration of National Reading Month, Troy Public Library is pleased to present the ‘Kids Meet the Author’ series during the month of March!

This series, featuring three nationally-recognized children’s authors, will be presented virtually on Zoom. More than just an author reading, authors will share insight into their craft and inspiration, encouraging children to embrace the power of writing to tell their own stories. Priority registration will be given to TPL card holders, but non-TPL residents can still register for our waitlist and get a spot as space allows.

Register today for one or all three virtual events: troypl.org/calendar

Gordon Korman | March 2 @ 6 pm | Grades 2 & Up

Find books by Gordon Korman: http://bit.ly/TPLKormanBooks

Korman is an award-winning author of more than 80 books and has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Some of his titles include New York Times Bestseller The 39 Clues: One False Note, Restart, and Unteachables. Korman will share his process of researching, brainstorming and developing characters and humor in his popular and much-loved books.

Kelly DiPucchio | March 10 @ 6 pm | Grades K–2

Find Books by Kelly DiPucchio: http://bit.ly/TPLDiPucchioBooks

DiPucchio is an award-winning Michigan author. Her titles include The Sandwich Swap (co-authored with Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah) and Grace for President. DiPucchio will talk about famous dogs in books and movies, share writing tips, and read her book Gaston.

Supriya Kelkar | March 30 @ 6 pm | Grades 5 & Up

Find books by Supriya Kelkar: http://bit.ly/TPLKelkarBooks

Kelkar will talk about writing when she was growing up, offer writing tips, and provide a brief writing workshop. Kelkar is the award-winning Michigan author of the middle grade novels Ahimsa, American as Paneer Pie, Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame, and That Thing About Bollywood.

Register today for one or all three virtual events: troypl.org/calendar

Picture Retake Day is March 4, 2021

This is for those that would like to retake their picture or missed the original picture day in January. More information to come as we get closer to the date.

  • February 15-16 – No School - Mid-Winter Recess
  • February 17-19 – School resumes/All Students are Virtual
  • March 5 - No School / Teacher Work Day / End of Marking Period 2
  • March 15-19 - All Students are Virtual
  • March 17 - Half-Day of School / Parent-Teacher Conferences from 1:00-4:00 PM
  • March 18 - Half-Day of School / Parent-Teacher Conferences from 1:00-4:00 & 5:00-8:00 PM
  • March 26-April 2 - Spring Break
  • April 5-9 - All Students are Virtual
  • April 15 - Kindergarten Information Night - 6:30 PM
  • May 28 - Elementary Assessment Day / No Whole Group Instruction

Have a great weekend!

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