REFLECTING ON THE PAST TO MAKE A BETTER FUTURE
It was wonderful to meet with so many of you last week during parent-teacher conferences. These times are a great opportunity for children to consider what they are doing well and what they could do better, celebrating the successes and setting goals for the future. We have spent time doing this in class, and your children will be bringing home some written reflections recording their thoughts about school. When these come home at the end of this week, talk with your kids about these reflections, acknowledging the growth you have seen in them and helping them to refine goals that they may have.
Along with end-of-quarter reflections, this is a great time of year to reflect on the many things for which we should be thankful. As we talked about this in class, it was interesting to note how many students focused on food during this Thanksgiving season. Thanksgiving is often a great time for food. I know, however, that they are thankful for a great many things. The students often speak of their families with me, relating stories and many positive experiences. I know they are thankful for you, and I am thankful for you, too... for being their loving, supporting families who make God a priority in the life of the family.
A few additional notes...
No School November 27-29: There will be no school November 27-29 due to Thanksgiving break.
PE at Lebanon Lutheran School: Though we will soon begin holding PE at the gymnasium at Lebanon Lutheran School, we do not know when this routine will first begin. The bus inspector is requiring some work to be done on the bus, and helpful church members are looking into possibilities. So that we are ready for indoor physical education, please make sure that your child has brought a pair of non-marking exercise shoes to keep at school
Winter Clothes: As the weather gets colder, please ensure that your child comes to school in clothing that is suitable and will keep them warm. Students should wear winter coats, hats, mittens, snow pants, and boots when appropriate. Without these items, students may be asked to stay indoors or to stay in a shoveled area.
Costumes for the Christmas Program: Those students who are not in the cast of "We Three Spies," should plan on wearing nice "Christmas-y" clothes for the performance.
Watertown Food Pantry: The Watertown Food Pantry is a non-profit, Christian-based organization created to provide food needs at no cost to those individuals and families residing in the Watertown School District who find themselves economically distressed. Current priority food items include macaroni & cheese, corn, green beans, chicken noodle soup, cream of mushroom soup, canned pears, canned peaches. Bringing actual objects for an offering rather than money is a great way to make giving more "real" for kids. Students are also encouraged to continue to donate money.
Upcoming Opportunities at the Watertown Public Library:
Bible Verse of the Week
Students choose their own memory verse this week.