NO SCHOOL March 26—April 2 - Classes will resume virtually on Monday, April 5.
Log Off and Lace Up
The weather is improving each day and it's time to get off the screen and get moving outside. Let's log off the screen and lace up those sneakers to get outside for some exercise. Mr. Lenaway and the TSD PE staff created a free virtual run this spring. It is OPEN to any runner or walker regardless of where you live. Our goal is to get as many people as possible to log off, lace up and be active after this long year being glued to our devices. All you need to do is visit the website and register. Over 2,500 people in 28 states have signed up to participate. Feel free to share the link with friends and family across our country. We would love to have runners in all 50 states participate. Click below to view all the details.
Regular Exercise Boosts Your Child's Health and Academics
Physical fitness provides many benefits for kids. Studies show that regular physical activity is linked to higher self-esteem and attentiveness in classes. It also lowers the chance of health problems such as type 2 diabetes. To increase your child’s activity level:
- Add movement to screen time. Encourage your child to take breaks that involve activity when he watches TV or plays video games.
- Plan family outings. Pick activities your family enjoys and create some new healthy traditions. You might go for a short walk before dinner every night, or take a hike every Sunday afternoon.
- Make suggestions. Suggest your child play games that involve movement, such as tag, soccer and jumping rope. Indoors, try games such as Simon Says and Red Light, Green Light.
- Be creative. During chore time, play music or race to finish a job. While doing errands, park a few blocks away from a store and walk. Or, make a quick stop at a playground on the way home.
- Set an example. If your child sees you staying fit (stretching, biking, walking with a friend, etc.), he is more likely to be active himself.
Source: A. McPherson and others, “Physical activity, cognition and academic performance: an analysis of mediating and confounding relationships in primary school children,” BMC Public Health, BioMed Central. Reprinted with permission from the March 2021 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2021 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.
Teach Your Child How to Be Conscientious
Conscientiousness is a student’s ability to set and meet goals, make informed choices, and understand his responsibility to others. While this trait should naturally develop as your child grows, studies show there’s an easy activity that can hone it. And believe it or not, it’s schoolwork! Here’s how to help your child strengthen conscientiousness with his assignments:
- Remind him not to rush. He should take his time and complete tasks carefully.
- Ask him to check his work. Once your child finishes an assignment, have him spend a few minutes going back over it to confirm that his answers are correct.
- Cheer him on. Is that art project challenging your child? Has he had enough of that book report? Encourage him to keep at it and not give up! Conscientious students meet their obligations and deadlines even when the going gets tough.
Source: R. Göllner and others, “Is doing your homework associated with becoming more conscientious?” Journal of Research in Personality, Elsevier Inc. Reprinted with permission from the March 2021 issue of Parents make the difference!® (Elementary School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2021 The Parent Institute®, a division of PaperClip Media, Inc.
Thank you so much for your donations and for encouraging your children to read and log hours. Due to the donations Mrs. Pawlus will sleep in the school! more information to come when we return from Spring Break! Stay Tuned!
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April Lunch Menu
5th Grade Opportunity
- March 26 - April 2 - Spring Break
- April 5-9 - All Students are Virtual
- April 15 - Kindergarten Information Night - 6:30 PM
- May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 28 - Elementary Assessment Day / No Whole Group Instruction
Enjoy Spring Break!
We will see you soon!