Coming This Week: April 20, 2015

Coming This Week: April 20th, 2015

123-free-dolphin-vector-art-l S.W.E.B.S. Focus: Rule #5

I will show respect with a positive attitude, kind words and actions, and careful use of school property.

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 20th-Wednesday, April 22nd:29d1fe21-9651-40dd-9fdd-4ff0f32fbce4

  • PSSA Math 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!

Friday, April 24th: 

  • Fun Friday
  • Bake Sale for rooms 103, 209 and 313

Mark Your Calendars:date-clipart-1000125put_this_on_calendar_clip_art

  • 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 4: Think Win-Win

Slide4“Think Win-Win”… something that we often say in conversation, but we don’t often actually intend for both parties to win.  Often, when we think win-win, someone is making a sacrifice and losing.

When we use Habit 4: Think Win-Win… the idea is that EVERYONE WINS!!  No one loses out, makes concessions or has to give something up.  “It is truly believing that there is enough good things for everyone; it is an abundant way of thinking.

As a parent, not everything is negotiable, but if you go into discussions with your child with a win-win mindset, you’ll find a lot less resistance.”  Courtesy of the Leader In Me Parent Guide

Book Recommendations:

  • Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  • The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
  • Let’s Be Enemies by Janice May Udry
  • The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
  • Dragon Stew by Tom McGowen
  • Law of the Great Peace by John Bierhart
  • The Checker Players by Alan Venable
  • Hiawatha, Messenger of Peace by Dennis Brindell Fradin



The PSSA Math 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.