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September 24, 2018
Dear Maplewood Families,
Thank you to all the families that came to our Back to School Night! It was a great evening; many of you came to have a picnic on the lawn. It was so nice to see so many families- We have had a great transition back to the school year. The first few weeks of school can be anxiety producing, as we get back into the routines of school, build new relationships and recalling the lunch/recess protocol. If your child is struggling with any issues at the start of school, please encourage them to let an adult at school know. We are here to help them.
Parents as Partners
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
3) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
4) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
5) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college
Maplewood Manners – Our students have been practicing Maplewood Manners. Why manners? Using good manners helps us have positive interactions with others. Using these "Maplewood Manners" at our school helps us show kindness and appreciation for those around
us. Below we have listed a reminder of our Maplewood Manners. Talk to your child about the importance of using these manners on a daily basis.
Please - Use the word please to ask for help.
Thank you - Say thank you to show that you appreciate someone helping you.
Greetings - Greet adults, classmates, and friends with hello or good morning. Smiling and eye contact are a nice way of greeting others.
Waiting - Wait patiently for adults to finish their conversations with others. Wait patiently in line for your turn.
Show Appreciation - At assemblies, show appreciation by clapping and actively listening. Show your classmates your support by clapping for them after a presentation or congratulating them for doing a good job on something. Everyone loves compliments! Compliment your classmates, teachers, and Maplewood staff on the things you appreciate that they do!
Fall is here………..and the rains will come soon! Please have your children dress appropriately for the weather. Rain jackets, with hoods and shoes that are waterproof or intended for the wet days.
Maplewood Student Enrichment:
Student Electronic Devices
“Off” means turned off, not just put away. Pictures or videos may only be taken if everyone in them says it is OK. The school is not responsible for personal devices, so be careful and do not lend them or leave them hanging around unattended, including in bathrooms. Students may lose the privilege of using all electronic devices at school and they may be confiscated for inappropriate use or failure to follow directions. Please help us by sharing discussing this policy with your child.
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME?
As a parent, I know that it is sometimes hard to decide if your child is too sick to come to school. Some illnesses are very obvious. Others may not seem that serious to you but could still cause problems at school. I would like to offer you a few guidelines to follow. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child home until symptom-free and without fever for 24 hours.
FEVER: No child with a fever of 100.5 degrees or more should be sent to school. A fever is a symptom that something is not right with the body and should be considered with any other symptom that may occur such as cough, sore throat, etc. If your child does have a fever of 100.5 degrees or more, do not send him/her back to school until he/she has been without a fever free of medication for 24 hours.
COLD/COUGH/SORE THROAT: If your child has a stuffy nose or slight cough he/she may come to school. However, if your child has green or yellow nasal secretions or is accompanied by a fever, do not send your child to school. If the cough is accompanied by a fever, your child needs to stay home. If your child’s throat is red, has white spots on it, or is accompanied by a fever, your child needs to stay home and be seen by a doctor. Also, remind your child to wash his/her hands after coughing or blowing his/her nose, as this will stop the spread of germs to other people.
RASH: A rash can be caused by many things including chicken pox, poison ivy, allergies or something more severe. It is important for you to have a rash examined by your doctor so that he/she can determine the cause and also determine if your child can be in school. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH A RASH without a note from your doctor telling us that it is safe for your child to be in school.
DIARRHEA: If your child is having loose bowel movements it is a good idea to call your doctor to determine the cause and treatment. Because diarrhea can have many causes, some of which make your child contagious to others, you must have your doctor send us a note to let us know if your child can be in school with this condition. Return to school can occur when symptom free from diarrhea, as well as symptom free from vomiting for 24 hours.
Book Harvest - Children’s Book Harvest
October 8 - November 9
Boxes for donations will be in the main hallway. Stayed tuned for more info!
About Children’s Book Harvest — Six years ago, The Children’s Book Bank and PPS launched the first district-wide Children’s Book Harvest book drive to address the scarcity of books in the homes of students in PPS school communities experiencing the biggest gaps in reading achievement. Every year since, the Children’s Book Harvest has gathered thousands of books which hundreds of Children’s Book Bank volunteers meticulously sort and restore. This June, nearly 2,000 PPS students will attend special book fairs and select eight books just in time for summer vacation. These special home libraries inspire them to read throughout the summer and arrive at school in the fall ready to learn!
Mark your calendars! Next PTA Meeting is Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Check our maplewoodpta.com for the latest information! There is also information regarding connecting our Amazon link for raising funds and a calendar with all events ahead.
Let us know if you have any questions!
K.T. Emerson email@example.com
Sept 28: Spirit Day – Maplewood Wear or Wear your Favorite Color
Oct 12: In-service – NO SCHOOL
Oct. 15: Dine Out – Chez Jose 4-9:00 pm – Raise funds for 4th Grade Oregon Trail Overnight Trip
Oct 17: PTA Mtg. 6:30 pm
Oct 18: Picture Day
Oct 22: Site Council 2:30 pm
Oct 26: Carnival
Oct 26: Grading Per. Ends
Oct 29: Teacher Planning Day – NO SCHOOL
After School Classes – These are not classes offered by PPS
You can get info about these on the Maplewood Facebook page.
Monday, September 10th thru December 10th – Basketball in the Gym – Grades 3rd thru 5th
Monday, September 10th thru November 5th – Watercolor for Kids – room 102
Monday, October 1st thru November 5th – Soccer – Field Outside
Tuesday, September 18th thru November 13th – Tennis in the Gym
Wednesday, September 12th thru December 12th – Basketball in the Gym – Grades KG thru 2nd
Wednesday, October 10th thru December 5th – Drama - Room 112
Wednesday, October 3rd thru December 5th – Coding with Kids – Room A2 - Grades 3rd thru 5th
Thursday, September 20th thru November 15th – Tennis in the Gym
Thursday, September 13th thru December 13th - Fall Robotics – Room B1
Thursday, September 13th thru October 11th – After School Clay Art – Room 113
Thursday, October 11th thru November 15th – Math Gamers – Room 107
Friday, September 28 thru December 14th – Coding with Kids – Room A 1 – Grades KG thru 2nd
Four years ago Latino students at Lincoln High School decided they needed another outlet to express their identity and heritage. With the support of World Language/ Spanish teacher Trevor Todd and other mentors, the Revista (magazine) class was added to LHS’s curriculum to give Latino students a platform to express their voice through a publication named puño & letra.
The three major party candidates to become Oregon’s next governor will discuss issues pertaining to children when the first gubernatorial debate for the 2018 election is held at the Roosevelt High School auditorium from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2.