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weekly update 12/6/17

posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:33 AM by Rehoboth PTSA
WEEKLY UPDATE – 12/6/17
 
Palmer River Elementary
Arlene C. Miguel, Principal   Elise DuBois, Assistant Principal
 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Our goal is to provide a positive and collaborative learning environment that embeds engaging strategies and rigorous instruction every day to all students for continuous student achievement.
 
We know that we are gearing up for the December holidays...so here is what we are doing to find some balance between learning and fun.
 Our lesson plans are focused on the new NG- reading program, Envisions Math, and Science lessons through the last day of school.  When we do celebrate holidays, we will include the recognition of traditions and practices of other cultures around the world.   Movies will never be shown in full. They will be linked and connected to learning and standards. What is better than a great book?  We will continue to avoid food-based celebrations. If the teacher chooses to have snacks, we encourage choosing healthy fruits and vegetables. We will always remain aware of food allergies and hand washing.  Holiday-themed lessons and activities are left for the last days before vacation. Children (and adults) get saturated after a short time...  Routine is important for many of our students and the holidays can be difficult for those who have experienced trauma or loss. We need to continue to be sensitive to all student needs and feelings.
As we do all this and plan our December lessons, we are maintaining an awareness to "Time on Learning" while enjoying the season!  
 
  
Dates to Remember:
December 13:    6:30 PTSA in PRES Library
December 15: Report Cards go home   Save the Dates:
December 22: Early Release at 12:15PM
December 23 – January 1: Holiday Recess, we will return on Tuesday, January 2, 2018
January 19: PTSA Providence Bruins (flyer attached) 
 
Reminder!
www.myschoolbucks.com is an  easy way to keep track of your  child’s lunch account online. You  can also send in a check made payable to DRRSD, it will be applied to his/her lunch account.
Breakfast  $1.95      Lunch  $2.70
Milk $.50
 
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