Each year during the last week of October the Washington Missouri Elks #1559 sponsors the National Red Ribbon Week Campaign. As part of this campaign they invite students from the area schools to participate in the Drug Awareness Poster, Essay, and Video Contests. This year they distributed over 9,000 Red Ribbons. There were a total of 14 schools that participated in the Drug Awareness Poster and Essay Contests 112 posters, 133 essays and for the first time this year 2 videos were submitted.
I am excited to announce that three of our students were winners in the essay contest. They are in Grade 7: 2nd Place – Kaitlyn Patke, Grade 7: 3rd Place: Ava Polizzi, and Grade 8: 3rd Place – Audrey Holdmeier. Congratulations Kaitlyn, Ava, and Audrey! We are very proud!
The 1:00pm Dismissal on Wednesday, February 8 is being cancelled. Instead the February Faculty Meeting for staff is being moved to a Full Day Professional Development Day on Monday, February 13. This means there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 13 for students.
Home & School Meeting on Tuesday, March 14: Guest Speaker Amy V. Maus, MSW,LSCSW Assistant from West County Psychological Associates in St. Louis will be presenting the following program: Instilling Grit: The Art of Raising Highly Self-Motivated Kids. The presentation will be from 7-8PM in the cafeteria. The Home & School Business meeting will be 6:30-7PM. Babysitting will be provided
No, it isn’t your imagination that children in our nation today seem more anxious and less independent. More entitled and less capable. More worried and less resilient. Why is this?
Come hear author and prolific speaker Amy Maus discuss how to instill grit, self-motivation, and independence in our children, even when the current cultural climate pressures us to do the opposite.
How we create or suppress grit and internal motivation in our kids
Today’s culture says: rescue, manage, and do too much for our children
Why anxiety is on a steep rise in our children and youth
How to build independence, boost self-esteem, and create long-term grit!
Tuesday, March 14th, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
All parents, caregivers and staff welcome!
The SchoolSpeak iPhone App is now available on Apple App Store (search for SchoolSpeak on App Store.) Please feel free to share this news with your school community.
Staff, parents, and students can access SchoolSpeak content in a convenient and easy-to-navigate application. Your SchoolSpeak Login Id and Password is all you need to get started. Multiple users can use the App on same device by setting up a personalized PIN per user.
The App requires Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection to log in and update content. Please note that using the App on mobile data connection may cause additional charges. The App provides you option to disable mobile data use.
I’d like to remind everyone to please update your SchoolSpeak Profile and complete the Emergency Card information located at the bottom of your profile page. If you need assistance in updating your profile please contact Mrs. Etter & I’ll be glad to help update your profile.
Please be sure to check School Speak on a regular basis for the most up-to-date school information.
I have asked the teachers to post newsletters, homework assignments, etc on their pages weekly. Your child’s grades will be updated each Thursday afternoon by 4:30pm.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.
God Bless you and your family,
Mrs. Michelle Etter, Principal
636-239-2590 ext 1271