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Traveling During School Time
While we absolutely discourage traveling during school days due to loss of academic time and the effects it has on students when they return (far behind in their work and learnings) it is sometimes unavoidable. If your family has travel plans be sure to let the office know as soon as possible. There is a great degree of paperwork that needs to be completed by both teacher and office staff and cannot be completed at the last possible minute.
A recent study by the Minneapolis public-school district suggests that attendance has a dramatic effect on achievement scores. According to the study, students who attended class 95 percent of the time were twice as likely to pass state language-arts tests than students with attendance rates of 85 percent. Please try and organize dates for traveling during holidays. Thanks for your support!
Arriving at School on Time Makes a Big Difference
Coming to school on time is critical both for you and your child. Research shows that the start of the day is the most important part of the day. It provides students the foundation they need and the confidence necessary to be successful. In addition, it is a Tobias policy and a legal responsibility of the child's caretaker. If mornings are unusually tough or the traffic is difficult to negotiate, plan on leaving a little earlier. You will see a difference!!
Lunch menus can be found and online payments arranged by using the district's lunch website: http://mynutrikids.com
Our cell phone/cartridge recycling program never ends. Bring your recyclable electronics to the office. See the PTA section of this web site for a list of recyclables.
Just say yes to eScrip! Head on over to www.ecrip.com and register your Safeway Club card, check out the on-line mall and help our school maximize our earnings! This continues all year, but membership must be renewed each fall. Please do so if you have not already.
Lucky stores makes donations through their SHARES card. If you shop at Lucky, please pick up the pre-registered card from the PTA or our secretary, and use it each time you shop.