Weekly Parent Memo

Week of November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5th

  • 12:05 Boys Volleyball Practice
  • 12:05 Choir Practice

Tuesday, November 6th

  • Trashless Tuesday – reduce the trash for school lunches
  • 9:30 Gr. 2 & 3 Safety Village Trip
  • 3:30 Report Cards coming home
  • 3:30 Social Justice Meeting

Wednesday, November 7th

  • 8:00 Boys Volleyball Practice
  • AM Katie McArthur – Community Resource Worker
  • 10:00 Makerspace
  • FDK student Observations

Thursday, November 8th

  • AM FDK Observations
  • 11:45 Pizza Lunch
  • 12:05 Girls Basketball practice
  • 12:05 Social Justice Meeting
  • PM FDK Observations
  • 3:45 Parent /Teacher/Student Interviews

Friday, November 9th

  • 10:30 Remembrance Day Ceremony

 

UMBRELLA SKILLS – GRIT NOVEMBER

For the month of October and as part of the Umbrella Project, our school focused on gratitude and each of us were challenged to show our appreciation and thanks to friends, family, & teachers.  A Gratitude graffiti board was set up in the Library and staff were encouraged to put up students learning created for gratitude. Classes engaged in various activities such gratitude journals. writing notes, bringing in food items, paying compliments and acknowledging each other’s gifts, and home challenges.

On Thursday, November 1st, we celebrated this month of GRATITUDE in an assembly.  Thank you to Mrs. Claessens class for creating the challenge and leading the school in an awesome month of showing gratitude.  

In November, we will be learning what GRIT means.  Grit is a skill and takes practice! Grit is:

 

  • Courage
  • Someone’s ability to persevere despite the presence of many challenges and obstacles to achieve a given goal
  • Perseverance and passion for long-term goals
  • Mental toughness
  • Not quitting, even on the bad days

 

 

WHY DOES GRIT MATTER and HOW DOES IT HELP US?

Grit is our ability to face failures and carry on, our perseverance and passion for our goals. It is our willpower and our ability to stick with tough tasks. Excellence in anything we do requires commitment, hard work and failures along the way. Grit helps us continue to practice the things we would like to improve instead of giving up. Having grit can help us overcome obstacles even on the toughest days. In every type of work or school subject, grit can be as important to our success as talent or intelligence. It allows us to rise to the challenge of difficult goals and run the last mile.

RESEARCH BASED OUTCOMES OF GRIT

 

  • Grit helps us stick to and achieve our goals
  • Grit is associated with higher (grades)
  • Grit can move us to higher rounds in competition (e.g. spelling bee)
  • Grit helps us achieve more difficult goals and a higher level of success
  • Grit helps us feel fulfilled in life
  • Grit improves how long we can focus our energy

 

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR STORY ONE OF GRIT :  Stories about grit involve situations where someone has shown courage and persevered despite difficulties and obstacles. These are often stories of mastering something difficult or working through complex problems. Most high level athletes, musicians, scientists etc. have had to use grit along the way to get to where they are.

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