Miner’s Day 5K!

Come out and support the Legacy Elementary PTO by participating in the Miner’s Day 5K on Saturday, September 16th at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Frederick!

For information and to register please see their website at http://www.legacypto.org/miners-day-5k.html

 

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Welcome Back!

Here are some back to school tips from http://www.pbs.org

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.

If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.

Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with her environment will help her avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet her teacher, find her desk, or explore the playground.

With an older child, you might ask him to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh his memory and yours.

Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.

Tool up.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help him feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let him practice using supplies that he’s not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so he will be comfortable using them in class.

Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.

Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

The Whole Child: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Health.

Tuesday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Legacy Elementary, 7701 Eagle Blvd., Frederick

Sponsored by: North Range Behavioral Health Questions: Contact Leena Figall at 720.652.8160, ext. 24009

Light refreshments provided.  Free to attend!

AGENDA:

6:30-6:40 p.m. Welcome and light refreshments

6:40-7:10 p.m. Break-out session #1 – Safe Tween/Teen (talking to your tweens and teens about suicide)

7:20- 7:50 p.m. Break-out session #2 – Transitions (helping children through transitions)

8:00-8:30 p.m. Break-out session #3 – Anxiety in Young Children (what to do & what to look for)

 

 

 

 

Red Ribbon Week!

Next week (October 24th to the 28th) is Red Ribbon Week (just say NO to drugs and alcohol).  We will be having “Spirit Week” here at Legacy with a door decorating contest. The doors will be judged by Student Council members and there will be one winner for K-2nd and one for 3rd-5th. The winners will receive a pizza party for their class.  The Spirit days for next week are as follows:

Monday-  WEAR RED DAY

Tuesday- WEAR YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS JERSEY DAY (to team up against drugs!)

Wednesday- WEAR JEANS DAY (be a jean-ius and just say no to drugs!)

Thursday- WEAR YOUR CLOTHES BACKWARD DAY (to turn your back on drugs!)

Friday- WEAR A SUPER HERO SHIRT OR WEAR BLACK DAY (to be hero and to black out drugs!)

Counseling update for November

In the month of November I will finish my first round of groups and will be starting my second round the week of January 17th. I will also go into classrooms to do lessons on “Going for your goals”.  The Legacy Luncheon for “Going for your goals” will be held on Wednesday, December 7th.  We will not have a Legacy trait in December because of winter break so I will do classroom lessons on bullying.

Student Council is collecting cans for the canned food drive which ends December 13th. The class that has the most cans wins a pizza party!  We will also have a mitten tree (to collect mittens, hats and scarves for the needy). Student Council will start collecting for the tree starting November 28th and ending December 13th .

A big thanks to all the parents who have volunteered for the school store. I am very grateful!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving break!