March 1, 2017
Greetings Thomas Families,
March is certainly coming in like a lion with a ROAR of weather. We did get to go outside for recess today, thoughJ Getting outside for a breath of fresh air is healthy. Please know we will adventure outside as often as we can. Continue to dress and encourage your child to dress appropriately for this wacky weather. We go to recess when it is 26 degrees and above. Students need coats every day with hats and gloves as appropriate until Mr. Sun shines on us more intensely. We look forward to more daylight, warmer temperatures, and dryer weather in March! Spring is approaching!
These conditions seem to have prompted an excess of germs. We are encouraging students to wash their hands frequently, keep hands away from their face, use tissues, drink plenty of water, and stay rested. Did you know that students should drink 40 to 64 fluid ounces of water daily based on their weight, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Also the National Sleep Foundation recommends 9-11 hours of sleep each night for school age children. Thank you for your support and encouragement at home.
Many “THANK YOUs” go out to you from February happeningsJ Thanks to all who participated in movie night! The PTO Board and parent volunteers were super organized and helpful! Great appreciation goes to all parents who attended February Conferences and to those who supplied food for the staff during conference night! Thank you to parents for gathering monthly with me for Key Communicator meetings. Thanks to parents who attended Parent University mid-February. The feedback was positively fantastic! There were quite a variety of sessions to attend, which you can access on the Dublin City School’s website. Many thanks to parents and staff attending our general PTO meeting. We are very grateful for the support you give us. Our author visit with Kwame Alexander was amazing and inspiring! Thank you to all families attending the 7Habits for Healthy Families book talk. I hear you are enjoying thoughtful conversations and approaches to a healthy family lifestyle.
Can you believe we are beginning our third trimester? We have twelve more, action-packed weeks ahead of us. Please support your child in keeping a focus on school. Life tends to speed up again at this time of year. That is our cue to buckle down and maintain our healthy routines. I would love to hear your families’ secrets to maintaining a successful balance. There are many opportunities to visit with you over the next few months. Please see the attached calendar or calendar on our website to check for event dates and times.
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