Dear Sexton Mt. Families:
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great break and that kids are recharged and ready to return to academics. January, February and March are my favorite months of the year as students seem to be “in the zone” for learning. When I taught first grade, I was especially amazed by the learning explosion that took place during the winter months as students matured and changed dramatically. This is also the time of year when our fifth graders begin to think more seriously about middle school as they have their first Fly Up and tour. It is an exciting time of year and I look forward to a strong start to 2014.
One of my resolutions for 2014 is to celebrate three times a day. I read recently about the power of celebration in helping students build on successes AND in learning from mistakes. My first question for my son when he gets home from school will be what he has to celebrate about his day. Likewise, I’ll be ready to share about the great things that happened at school. Check my Facebook page for a record of my celebrations (Principal C.B.'s Page-Sexton Mountain Elementary).
Dr. Teresa Clemens-Brower
a.k.a. Mrs. C.-B.
THANK YOU-We are so lucky to have an active and involved community willing to do special things for our kids. When we work together, our kids benefit.
- § Thanks to all who donated for the Elks Canned Food Drive. Local families benefited from your generosity.
Wish List-These are things or jobs that make a difference to our kids, teachers or school. Send in items or let Mrs. CB know if you can volunteer.• Donations of hand sanitizer will be put to good use in our computer lab. Please send donations of hand sanitizer to the office. • We would love to have volunteers to help with our Canfield (Senior Citizen) Lunch Buddies on the last Thursday of every month from 11:15-12:15 as they have lunch with our second and third graders. Contact Mrs. CB if you can lend a hand. • Mr. Miller would like tripods to mount ipads for students to use in PE. They are using really cool apps to analyze performance but 4 more tripods are needed in order to maximize these tools for kids. If you have a sturdy tripod to donate, please send it in. • Donations for our teachers’ donorschoose.org projects are still appreciated! Reminders · Pedestrians should cross 155th with the crossing guard at Sexton Mountain and 155th. Thanks! · If your child will be late or absent, please call the attendance line before 8:30am (when messages are checked each day). · If you enter or leave through the back gate between our playground and 158th, please close and latch the gate behind you.