Newsletter: December 2020

December 2020


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Thayne Elementary Newsletter


Principal Schieffer


      A special "thank you" to Parents, Teachers, and Students!  We are excited for the success of Parent/Teacher Conferences last month.  It was wonderful to hear of the great conversations, goal setting, student growth, and celebrations!  We have been in school for 60 days now, and are looking forward to the months to come!

      Please visit our website for award assembly videos and more at

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Parents, our annual Early Childhood Census is now happening! We ask that you go to the district website ( or use this QR Code to access and fill out this census for any of your children who are birth to 5 years old and not enrolled in kindergarten yet. The district uses this information to plan for future needs of our schools and to get important information to you the year before your child will enter kindergarten.

After Jan. 4, there will be an early childhood census worker in your area that will contact you if you have not filled out the census. Because of COVID-19, we are trying to limit face-to-face contact with our census workers, so please take the time to fill out the census online! The census will be open until January 25. Thank you for taking the time to complete this census! If you have any questions about the census or have trouble accessing it, please contact Emily Isaacson 307-885-7129.

Please click the link below:


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LITERACY CORNER:  I Read to You, You Read to Me

Reading with your child is important for school success. Sometimes having your child read independently after school can be a struggle. Try taking turns reading a book. Have your child read a sentence, a paragraph, or a page. Then you read to your child. In our Thayne Elementary School library, there are books available for checkout that are designed to be read together. Stop by and check them out!

Remember to have fun and enjoy your time reading together.


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December is Hand Hygiene Awareness Month and Caloric Intake Awareness Month. How fitting!

Handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds, is not only simple and inexpensive, but also can dramatically reduce the number of young children who get sick. Teaching people about hand washing, helps them and their communities stay healthy. Handwashing education in the community can:

  • Reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by about 23–40%

  • Reduce absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29–57%

  • Reduce diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by about 58%

  • Reduce respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by about 16-21%

Healthy Habit for the Holidays:
  1. Be active with family/friends.
  2. Snack wisely.
  3. Watch your portion sizes.
  4. Practice mindful eating.
  5. Get plenty of sleep.
  6. Control your stress levels.
  7. Balance meals with protein.
  8. Focus on fiber.
  9. Cut back on taste testing.
  10. Bring a healthy dish to share.
  11. Limit your dessert intake.
  12. Limit liquid calories.
  13. Use a smaller plate.
  14. Modify your recipes.
  15. Weigh yourself regularly.
  16. Use the buddy system.
  17. Avoid processed foods.
  18. Plan ahead.
  19. Skip seconds.
  20. Set limits and stick with it.


Dec. 11:  No School

Dec. 23:  Bell rings at 10:54 a.m., first busses leave at 11:01.  (Parent pick-up at 10:50 a.m.)

Dec. 24-Jan.1:  Christmas Break

Jan. 4:  School resumes


Lunch and Breakfast Menus:

Please help us when borrowing clothing from school...please launder and return them as soon as possible.  Our supply is limited, so we ask that all students bring a change of clothes to store in their cubbies for emergencies such as rips or getting wet, etc.  Thank you to those who have already for provided these items.