January 2017

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Parent Involvement Opportunities

January 9th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Arts-n-Crafts
January 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st 9:00 a.m. Mommy and Me
January 11th, 18th, & 25th 8:30 a.m. Madres activas Meeting
January 12th 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Owl Parent Institute
January 13th 8:30 a.m. 12th Annual Peace March
January 13th 10:00 a.m. PTA Meeting
January 14th 10:00 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
January 16th Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday – School Closed
January 23rd UNSAT Notices go home
January 30th 6:00 p.m. Tea Time to Talk to the Principal/
SSC Meeting

Book of the Month

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In our quest to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language, we are continuing our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month. Our book-of-the month for January is I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. As we welcome a new year of wonderful opportunities, this uplifting book will encourage our students to be the best they can possibly be. This book is filled with wishes for curiosity and wonder, encouragement for friendship and strength, and hope for laughter and peace. In a world of endless opportunities, we wish our students more happiness, more success, and more achievement.


Poem of the Month

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Happy New Year – William Arthur Ward
This bright new year is given me to live each day with zest…
To daily grow and try to be my highest and my best!
I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree, and sing more joyful songs!


Song of the Month

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America the Beautiful
lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!


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