Sabold Cougar Paws
March 25, 2020
Welcome to Sabold... The Greatest School on Earth!
A message to students
from dr. brigg
March Birthdays! (Missed and Upcoming)
March 16- Julia Colonna, Ben Weachter
March 17- Hadassah Cullum, Shane Martin-Daly, Arhum Shaikh
March 18- Patrick DiCrecchio
March 20- Alexander Balmer, Kaleigh Llewellyn, Cedar DiGiorgio, Scarlett Kobasic
March 21- Tyler Funcheon
March 22- Helena Gonzalez, Connor Reilly
March 24- Samantha Hume, Sammy Perillo
March 26- Madison Grant; Anthony Pelaez
March 27- Lyla Dewees, Keira Stefanski
March 28- Nathan Jenner
March 29- Aiden Rosen, Jordan Witzel-Wilson
March 30- Alice Gerard
Students of the Month- march
Gr. 5- Maddie Hogan
“I can count on Maddie to walk in the door each day with smile on her face. Her positive attitude and her desire to be better each day is inspiring. I have watched Maddie grow more confident in herself and her academics because of her willingness to put in the hard work. I can always count on Maddie to put her best self forward. She has accomplished a lot this year and I cannot wait to see what her future holds!” –Mrs. Connor
Gr. 4- Kaylee Couchara
“At the start of the new year, all of the students in Room 18 picked a one word resolution. Kaylee picked the word "positive" and has been sticking wholeheartedly to her promise. Kaylee seeks out opportunities to get better and to grow as both a learner and a person. When faced with a challenging problem or a tough task, Kaylee approaches it with an open mind and a positive attitude. She knows that new skills may not come easy, but she is willing to put in the work, the effort, and the multiple approaches that it takes to master a new skill. Kaylee's pride in her work is evident and we are all happy to join her in celebrating her successes. Best of all, Kaylee has been inspiring others with her positivity. She participates often and shares her reflections about her own learning with the other students. Keep up the hard work, Kaylee! Thank you for showing us the powerful effects of a positive attitude! ” –Ms. O'Neill
Gr. 3- Sara Khan
“Sara is an absolute pleasure to have in class. She is caring, polite, and extremely hard-working. Sara has turned herself into a talented writer this year. She sets an excellent example for her peers and is always willing to help others. She gives 100% in everything that she does. Sara is respected and well-liked by all of her classmates.” – Mr. Adolph
Gr. 2- Eyvah Lim
“Eyvah is a joy to have in class! She is bright, friendly, and conscientious. She comes in everyday with a smile and ready to work hard and learn. She is a role model for others in the classroom and helps those who need it. In class she makes connections to what she is learning and is always sure to do her best in all that she does. She is a Sabold star.” -Mrs. DeLuca
Optional Grade Level Work
(Sent by Teachers on March 13)
Ricci _Gr. 2 Math
Ricci_Gr. 3 Math
Order Your Yearbook today!
Yearbooks are on sale now! Yearbooks are $20. We do not accept checks. We know that the flyer states checks are accepted; however, that is not accurate. Yearbooks must be paid in cash or purchased online- https://www.barksdalephoto.com/onlineorders.php#orderbox You will need to add the code: 18778YB as your Order Access Code.
Fifth grade students will receive a FREE copy of the yearbook, purchased by our Home & School using the Race for Education funds. You do not need to place an order for fifth grade students unless you are ordering more than one yearbook. Yearbooks cannot be purchased after April 10.
super sabold day
Super Sabold Day Tee Shirts
Super Sabold Day is not until June 5, but it is time to order our Sabold tee shirts! The Sabold Home & School Association is providing Super Sabold Day tee shirts for all Sabold students again this year. One tee shirt will be provided per child using the funds from the Race for Education. Please fill out this form- Super Sabold Day Tee Shirts by Friday, March 27. Or, cut and paste the link below into your browser.
- 3/27- Home Access Center Open for Report Cards
- 4/2- Light-It-Up-Blue for Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month- Wear your blue to school!
Appropriate winter attire
Recess is an important time of our day. It promotes social and emotional learning, and it is an opportunity for students to get moving which stimulates their bodies and brains. We try to get our students outside any day that we can. As the temperature drops, we should be adding layers of clothing. It is difficult for us to feel comfortable sending students out to recess on cold days if they are wearing shorts and/or do not have jackets.
We use the Child Care Weather Watch to help us determine if we go outside for recess and for how long we are out.
no left turns into the queue!
The past few days we have run into some challenges maintaining an efficient carline for our morning drop-off. This occurs most often when cars try to make left-hand turns into the queue for drop-off. We experience gridlock that extends past our exit lane and even to Baltimore Pike. Cars are unable to enter or exit the property when this happens. Turning left out of our exit lane onto E. Thomson Ave can cause delays; however, the main reason for the gridlock and congestion is making a left into the queue from E. Thomson Ave. Please help us maintain a safe and efficient carline by avoiding left-hand turns into the queue during morning drop-off (as well as dismissal) when there is a line that extends onto E. Thomson Ave. If you are turning onto E. Thomson Ave. from Baltimore Pike, please go down to Granite Terrace, Barker Rd., etc. and turn around so that you can make a right-hand turn into our queue. Thank you!
National Blue Ribbon School
The United States Department of Education recognized Sabold Elementary School as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. National Blue Ribbon Schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. Out of more than 130,000 schools in the country, including all public and private schools, only 362 schools in the United States received the award.
This award represents the hard work, determination, and commitment to success of our students, staff, district, and community. We thank everyone for their support in making Sabold the Greatest School on Earth!
Information from Our School Nurse, Mrs. Manley
Healthy eating is an important part of child development. We understand that students get hungry during the day just like we do as adults, and we encourage them to snack to keep their energy levels up. We just want them to trade in the cookies for some healthier snacks. Nutrition is linked with emotional, physical, and cognitive health. Healthy eating gives your brain and your body the vitamins and minerals needed to stay well. Keep your mood and energy up with healthy snacking.
Trade in those cookies and chips for some of these alternatives:
- Fresh fruits like bananas, apples, or berries
- Yogurt with granola
- Low-fat cheeses
- Almonds and walnuts
- Fresh vegetables
- A single-serving of popcorn
- Drink plenty of water to keep the body properly hydrated.
*This is not a comprehensive list, merely suggestions. Please be sure to be adhere to the safe snack guidelines in your child's classroom. There may be students who have food allergies, and certain snacks may not be permitted in the classroom.
Practice Reading at Home with i-ready
Want to access the iReady reading program from a tablet? Here are the steps to follow so that students can practice their reading skills from any tablet. All students have an iReady account. Using the iReady program counts towards nightly reading homework!
HOME & SCHOOL information
Are you using home access center yet?
If you need to change a phone number or email, sign up for text alerts, check your child's attendance, or check report card grades, you will want to use the Home Access Center.
You can also check the Home Access Center for any outstanding unexcused absences. Remember, all absences require a written note. That can be done via email by emailing email@example.com, or a hand-written note can be sent to the main office. A phone call to our attendance hotline still requires a written note for the absence to be excused (as required by law). An email works well for us, and hopefully that makes it easier on you.
You can visit the HAC website here: http://ssdcougars.org/HAC. You can submit a contact form to obtain login credentials. If you need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
district & Community information
SSD Publicity & Photo
Information from the Transportation Department
GET CONNECTED. STAY IN TOUCH.
School Safety and Security Web page
Learn more about the Springfield School District measures to maintain safe and healthy learning environments for our students on the school district website. You can access the page by visiting this site- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/school-safety-security
We thank you for all that you do to support the health, safety, and welfare of our children.
Time for lunch!
Free & Reduced
If you would like to report an absence via email, please send the email using this link: sabattendance
Additionally, there is a link to submit attendance on the school website. If you go to Sabold’s page, use your mouse to hover over “Parents” in the upper right-hand corner. Select “Attendance” from the dropdown list. In the middle of the page you will find a link to submit an email to email@example.com An added bonus to the hotline email is that it will serve as written notice of your child’s absence. You will not need to send an additional note to school so that the absence will be marked as excused. We will retain the email as your absence note.
You can visit- https://www.ssdcougars.org/parents/attendance for more information.