Coming This Week: April 13, 2015

Coming This Week: April 13th, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #4

I will solve my problems peacefully

Leader In Me Focus of the Week:  

Habit 4- Think Win-Win… Everyone Can Win!  Habit 5- Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood…Listen Before You Talk  Habit 6- Synergize- Together is Better.

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Monday, April 13th-Thursday, April 16th:29d1fe21-9651-40dd-9fdd-4ff0f32fbce4

  • PSSA Reading Assessment
    • Testing begins promptly at 9:00am. Please make every effort to get a good night’s sleep and be on time and ready to work every day!
  • Students in 3rd-8th grade- Please do NOT wear your L.I.M. shirt or testing.
  • Leader In Me Monday!

Saturday, April 18th:

  • Night Out for Dobson!!

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Have you purchased your Night Out for Dobson (April 18th) tickets yet??  Buy a pod; send a teacher.

It is a great end of the year gift…a little early!!


Mark Your Calendars:

  • April 20th- Math PSSA Begins
  • April 24th- Fun Friday
  • April 29-May 1st- Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • May 6th- 12:10pm Dismissal for Students
  • May 19th- Staff Only Professional Development
  • May 25th- Closed for Memorial Day

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-The Leader In Me Parent Corner-

fore-peopleAs we continue through our Leader In Me Journey, The Lighthouse Team will be using this section to provide some information specifically for parents about The Leader In me. Student work, book recommendations to read with your children that focus on habits, classroom displays, videos and much more will be used to help showcase the fabulous progress that our students (as well as faculty and staff) have made since our kick off in January!

Habit 3: Put First Things First

Slide3“Put First Things First” is all about priorities and learning how to make them!  When we “put first things first” we get all of our important work done before we play and relax.  As adults, this is even sometimes a difficult task.  Thinking about what needs to be done tomorrow or even by the end of the week can be overwhelming, especially for children.

To help your child get organized and to begin to set their priorities for the day and the coming week, a planner or homework book can be very helpful!  By writing down his or her responsibilities and planning a head, missed events, projects/homework asignments can be easily avoided.  Modeling this behavior is one of the best ways to teach children this skill.  Why not try a family calendar for the next week where everyone writes down their “big rocks” for each day (tasks that MUST be accomplished) and work together to stay on track, and “putting first things first”. Courtesy of the Leader In Me Parent Guide

Book Recommendations:

  • Froggy Gets Dress by Jonathan London
  • The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Alejandro’s Gift by Richard E. Albert
  • Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill
  • The Week Mom Unplugged the TV’s by Terry Wolfe Phelan
  • Irving Black’s Strange Snack by Roz Rosenbluth
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • The TV Kid by Betsy Cromer Byars
  • Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World by Mildred Pitts Walter




The PSSA test begins TOMORROW… Check out all of the helpful tips that our Buzy Bee has left for us to make sure that we are prepared to  ROCK THE TEST!

Testing Tips for At Home, At School and During The Test:

RockthePSSAPSSA Testing Tips for Parents:

To help your child prepare adequately for the PSSA tests, you can do several things to encourage your child to do his/her best.

At Home:

  • Eat a balanced and healthy breakfast!
  • Get a good night’s sleep!

At School:

  • Follow the 7 habits of Happy Kids and Teens!
    • Be Proactive
    • Begin with the End in Mind
    • Put First Things First
    • Think Win-Win
    • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
    • Synergize
    • Sharpen the Saw
  • Arrive to school on time each day, ready to work and ready to stay all day!
  • Read carefully & take your time!
  • Stay calm, cool and collected! Don’t forget to Sharpen the Saw!

During the Test:

  • Come up with the answer in your head before  looking at the possible answers, this way, the choices given on the test won’t throw you off or trick you.
  • Read the question before you look at the answers.
  • Eliminate answers you know aren’t right!
  • Take your Time!
  • Read all the choices before choosing your answer.