Parent Teacher Conferences are almost here! We’re excited to have the opportunity to visit with you about your wonderful children, the progress they are making, and how best to help your students succeed! Our school is using PTCFast.com to make Parent Teacher Conference sign-ups as convenient as possible. If you haven’t already, please click here beginning on Feb 13th to schedule your conference. Conferences will be held Feb.28 and Mar. 1.
Please become familiar with Thayne Elementary’s policy “Student Use of Personal Electronic Devices”.
Parents are invited to learn more of this upcoming opportunity to learn about “Present Parenting”. Click here!
The Thayne 3rd grade received a visit from local sled dog musher, Lila Wheatley, and junior musher coordinator for Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, Julie Buckley. The pair introduced two of Lila’s sled dogs as well as gave information on sled dog racing. The 3rd grade read two books on sled dog racing, Stone Fox and Balto, so it was a treat for students to see real sled dogs up close. Please see photo below.
Students collected funds for Make-a-Wish… total was $490.57. Great job students!
From the School Nurse:
February is American Heart Month.
The HEART is a muscle about the size of your fist! It carries blood full of oxygen and nutrients all around the body and rids the body of waste. For school age kids, the heart beats anywhere from around 60 to 118 times a minute when you’re resting and even more than that when you’re active. That’s hard work!
Exercise is the best way to keep the heart strong and healthy. Kids can make it a goal to play outside as much as possible, get involved in sports, or even to participate in activities often such as tag or hide and seek!
Healthy eating is another great way to take care of the heart. Fruits and vegetables are at the top of every pediatrician’s heart-healthy food list. Try mixing them in a smoothie or preparing low-calorie dipping sauces to pair with them. Pediatricians also recommend whole grains, fish, and lean meats. (Cleveland Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics.)
Book Fair Monday, February 27th – Thursday, March 2nd:
Thayne Volunteer Committee News:
Please click the links above if you would like to help provide an evening meal for the teachers during Parent Teacher Conferences.
Our next TVC meeting will be February 15th.