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weekly update 1/3/2018

posted Jan 5, 2018, 6:10 AM by Rehoboth PTSA   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 6:11 AM ]
Palmer River Elementary
Arlene C. Miguel, Principal   Elise DuBois, Assistant Principal
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Happy New Year!
Dear Parents, 
We are approaching the half-way mark for this school year. I want to take a few minutes of your time with some important facts about attendance. I am a strong proponent of attendance not only because daily attendance teaches about responsibility but also because it has a strong correlation to achievement. Did you know?...
 Students should miss no more than 9 days per year to stay engaged, successful, and on track to graduation. (Yes, it is not too early to think about that!)  By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs a student may drop out of high school.  It doesn’t matter if absences are excused or unexcused. They all represent lost time in the classroom and a lost opportunity to learn.  Absent students affect the whole class, slowing down instruction in order to “catch them up.”  Kindergartners and first graders who are chronically absent struggle academically in later years.  Chronic absenteeism can be just one day every two weeks. Please have your child miss school only if truly sick.  Vacations should respectfully be taken during scheduled school vacation time.  
Dates to Remember:
January 10:
12:15 Early Release -Teacher Workshops 
 PTSA Meeting 6:30pm in Library

January 15:
No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17:
Grade 3 Banking

January 24:
School Council Meeting 3:45pm
We will be going out to recess daily during the winter months. We will stay in during rain, heavy snow storms, or wind chill below 20 degrees. Please have your child dress for outdoor play: boots, gloves, hats, winter coats! They love to make snow people!