Theresa Garcia, Principal
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Battle of the Books
School total so far: 9,757,334
Public Library – this is a library open to all who live within a city or town. The city government supports this library with funds for books, salaries and expenses. Anyone can use this library to read books, check out movies and use the Internet. The average salary for a public librarian is $47,000.
School Library – this is a library for schools that serve students from PreK – 12. They are in both public and private schools and are part of the school system. The average school librarian salary is $40,000.
Special Library – this libarary is found in specialized areas such as museums, corporations, hopitals, military bases, private business and the government. These libraries are open only to people working in these places.
The average salary for a specialty librarian is $52,000 All information is according to : http://www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/search/q-corporate+librarian
We are focusing on learning social skills to help us interact respectfully and courteously with each other. We are providing you with the steps we use in school, so you can use these skills at home with your children.
When you need to get permission from someone, you should:
2. Be specific when you ask permission. The other person should know exactly what you are requesting.
3. Be sure to ask rather than demand. “May I please…?”
4. Give reasons if necessary.
5. Accept the decision.
At this time of the year many students have been absent from school for a variety of reasons. Some confusion still lingers regarding the attendance policy we are following in the district. Please take a moment to read through these reminders.
A note signed by the parent/guardian must be in the school office within 48 hours of the first day of absence. If you child is sick with a virus and is absent on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a note must be in the office by the end of business on Thursday in order for Tuesday to excused. If the note states the days the child will be out and is turned in on time, then it will be sufficient for that absence.
For award purposes only, 3 tardies will prevent a student from receiving a perfect attendance award for the 3rd and 4th nine weeks.
Parents and guardians only may sign out students from school. For a grandparent, aunt/uncle, sibling or other family member to sign out a student, a signed letter from the parent must be presented to the office giving permission to that person. We want to make sure we are keeping our students safe.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Oct. 21, 2011 Parent Teacher Conferences,
No school for students
Oct. 31, 2011 Read-a-Thon
November 7 Southside
January 9 Central
February 6 Southside
March 5 Central
April 2 Southside
May 7 Central
School total so far: 7,083,927
School total so far: 6,865,480
- Adult in charge of a specific activity or area (such as the playground, lunchroom, field trips, bus lines, gym, classroom)
- Volunteer time to help supervise on field trips, on the playground, or in the lunchroom.
- Become an advocate for school-wide bullying prevention programs and policies.
- Do not ignore your child's report.
- Do not advise your child to physically fight back. (Bullying lasts longer and becomes more severe when children fight back. Physical injuries often result.)
- Do not confront the child who bullies.
- Do not confront the family of the child who bullies.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
the students will be able to participate in a state-wide competition that celebrates the power and enjoyment of reading books. This competition requires students to read at least 10 books from the selected list of books for the 2011-2012 school year. I expect every student to read several of the books on the list during the coming months and I will outline more details about forming our
Central and Southside teams in later newsletters.
Sept. 2, 2011 District Inservice, NO SCHOOL
Sept. 5, 2011 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL
Both Southside and Central Elementary Schools have set a school goal to read 10 million words this year. We are tracking the number of words each student is reading and combining their words to create the schools’ totals. The students’ first goal is to read 100,000 words. Once students have read 100,000 words, we will take their picture for the newspaper and place their name on our Wall of Honor. Look for your child’s picture in the coming weeks and support your child by insisting on reading at home.
We read the book Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson. Please stop by either Southside or Central to read the responses to this book. They are posted outside each library.
- Validate your child's
feelings by letting him/her know that it is normal to feel hurt, sad,
scared, angry, etc.
- Let your child know that
s/he has made the right choice by reporting the incident(s) to you and
assure your child that s/he is not to blame.
- Help your child be specific
in describing bullying incidents: who, what, where, when. (Look for
patterns or evidence of repeated bullying behaviors.)
- Avoidance is often the best
in a different place.
a different game.
near a supervising adult when bullying is likely to occur.
- Look for ways to find new
your child by encouraging him/her to extend invitations for friends to
play at your home or to attend activities.
your child in social activities outside of school.
- Share your child's concerns
and specific information about bullying incidents with appropriate school
- Work with school staff to
protect your child from possible retaliation.
- Establish a plan with the
school and your child for dealing with future bullying incidents.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
No child is immune to bullying. According to Education.com “The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both.” It doesn’t have to be this way in Lordsburg. Here are 10 tips you can follow to help prevent bullying.
1. Talk with and listen to your child – everyday!
2. Spend time at school and recess.
3. Be a good example of kindness and leadership.
4. Learn the signs.
5. Create healthy anti-bullying habits early.
6. Help your child’s school address bullying effectively.
7. Establish household rules about bullying.
8. Teach your child how to be a good witness.
9. Teach your child about cyberbullying.
10. Spread the word that bullying should not be a normal part of childhood.
For more information about each tip please check out the following website:http://www.education.com/reference/article/ten-actions-to-eliminate-bullying/
7 TIPS FOR READING TESTS
1. Look at the title of the passage and the picture first. Try to predict what the passage will be about.
2. Use context clues to help you figure out words you don’t understand.
3. Pay attention to the order of events. Look for words such as “first,” “next,” “then,” and “later.”
4. Watch for absolute words that can change meaning, such as “all,” “always,” “never,” “not,” and “only.”
5. Underline key words that tell what happened and why.
6. Find evidence in the passage that supports your answer choice.
7. Review all of the possible answers before marking you selection.
LIBRARY HOURS EXTENDED Central Southside Mon. 4:30 – 6:30 Mon. 4:00 – 6:00 Wed. 4:30 – 6:30 Tues. 4:00 – 5:00 Thurs. 4:00 – 5:00 First Saturday of the Month at both schools 9:00 – 12:00 Join us for our Family Book Nights: February 7 5:00 – 6:00 April 4 5:00 – 6:00 May 9 5:00 – 6:00 Career Overview: The United States Postal Service, or USPS, processed 177 billion pieces of mail in 2009, making it the largest and most expansive post office in the world (see Reference 1). The operation of such a large organization requires the support of employees at all levels. In fact, the USPS has 596,000 career employees (see Reference 1). People seeking a career with the United States Postal Service have a number of options, from working in the field as letter carriers to working in local post offices as clerks and sales and marketing professionals. Entry level salary is approximately $11 per hour.
Careers with the United States Post Office
LIBRARY HOURS EXTENDED
Mon. 4:30 – 6:30 Mon. 4:00 – 6:00
Wed. 4:30 – 6:30 Tues. 4:00 – 5:00
Thurs. 4:00 – 5:00
First Saturday of the Month at both schools
9:00 – 12:00
Join us for our Family Book Nights:
February 7 5:00 – 6:00
April 4 5:00 – 6:00
May 9 5:00 – 6:00
The United States Postal Service, or USPS, processed 177 billion pieces of mail in 2009, making it the largest and most expansive post office in the world (see Reference 1). The operation of such a large organization requires the support of employees at all levels. In fact, the USPS has 596,000 career employees (see Reference 1). People seeking a career with the United States Postal Service have a number of options, from working in the field as letter carriers to working in local post offices as clerks and sales and marketing professionals. Entry level salary is approximately $11 per hour.
FAMILY BOOK NIGHT The book selected for this first Family Book Night was titled Bad Boys. The families were able to meet Willy and Wally and follow them on a journey. This is an exciting book for the entire family. The book for March will be Thundercakes. Please plan now to attend on March 7, 2011. This will be at Southside Elementary. Central and Southside have our Family Book Nights together. February 4 NO SCHOOL – District Inservice February 7 Book of the Month Night February 9 Early Release February 21 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
FAMILY BOOK NIGHT
The book selected for this first Family Book Night was titled Bad Boys. The families were able to meet Willy and Wally and follow them on a journey. This is an exciting book for the entire family. The book for March will be Thundercakes. Please plan now to attend on March 7, 2011. This will be at Southside Elementary. Central and Southside have our Family Book Nights together.
February 4 NO SCHOOL – District Inservice
February 7 Book of the Month Night
February 9 Early Release
February 21 NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
GET MOVING! GET FIT!
The new food pyramid has a drawing of a person climbing stairs. That is a reminder that we need to be active as well as eat right. Aim for an hour of exercise every day. You don’t have to do it all at once. As the weather starts to warm up, take time to get active. Get active on your own. Get active with your family. Get active with your friends.
Take a deep breath
WHO IS DR. SUESS?
Theodor Seuss Geisel (
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Central and Southside Libraries hosted a “Family Book Night” on Tuesday, Feb. 7th. The book “Bad Boys” by Margie Palatini, was read and an activity followed. It was very well attended and was enjoyed by all. This was made possible due to the extended hours that all of our schools are able to offer through the” Improving Literacy through School Libraries Grant”. We encourage all students, parents, and all community members to come and access our libraries during these hours.
The next Family Book Night will be March 7th at Southside Elementary.