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Leader in Me Parent Page
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Covey Habit 5: Parent Tip
Habit 5 is “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”. We also say “Listen before you talk”. At school, we try to instill in students and staff that it is important to listen to what someone else has to say first before we speak. Covey says this helps us all communicate at a higher level.
Try playing this game with your child: Say a phrase in two different tones of voice. Using different tones, as you know, can give the same phrase a completely different meaning. Talk with your child about how their tone of voice can affect communication.
Another tip for older students is to ask your child to let you know when they don’t feel you are listening to them. Thank them for telling you, listen to what they have to say, and keep talking until both of you feel understood.
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Welcome to North Cedar School!
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at North Cedar Elementary School!
We have had the very best start to a school year that I can remember. Wow! Great kids, great staff, and awesome families. Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education. It’s going to be a year filled with learning and fun!
I’d like to congratulate our students on their wonderful achievements during the past school year in hopes of continuing the excellent progress they’ve shown in all areas of learning. It was evident kids read more than ever before outside of the school day. Their improvement in vocabulary and reading comprehension was astounding. This can be attributed to all the extra reading they did after school and on weekends. Research tells us that the more a child reads, the more successful they will be. This was most definitely true for our kids at North Cedar! Congratulations!
Our goals this year will be similar to last school year. We want to continue to see growth in building vocabularies and improving reading fluency and comprehension (reading naturally and understanding what was read). This means kids MUST read at least 20 minutes, 5 days per week outside of school. Please help us continue to stretch our goals by insisting your children read every day! We will also work on mastering basic math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Thank you for all your help in ensuring that kids are doing some extra work each night after school.
As always, you are welcome at school any time. If you have questions or concerns throughout the school year, please contact your child’s teacher and/or me. Thank you for ALL you do!
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Here is a copy of the Student Handbook.
School begins at 8:45
School ends at 3:45
Wednesday dismissal at 1:50
Click here to see current fliers that will give your children opportunities to participate in a number of activities.
Please read the attached letter from Mrs. Hartman concerning parking in the church lot.