November 2

No school tomorrow; 1/2 day on Friday

Hi Parents,

This is a reminder that there is no school on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  It is Election Day.  Teachers will be participating in Professional Development all day.

This Friday, Nov. 6 is a half day of school for elementary students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45.  There will be no lunch service on Friday.

Enjoy your week!

October 30

School Pictures are coming home on Monday!

Snow Elementary School School Pictures will be sent home on Monday, Nov. 2.

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October 29

Early to bed, ready to learn

While your child is asleep, his or her brain is busy organizing and storing information that has been learned during the day.  Use these guidelines to help your child get a good night’s sleep and improve learning and memory:

  • Elementary school students need 9-11 hours of sleep every night.  Experts recommend a range because some children require more sleep than others.  If your child has a hard time waking up or feels drowsy in school, move to an earlier bedtime.
  • The light from a computer (or any screen) can prevent your child from winding down.  Turn off anything with a screen at least an hour before bedtime.
October 20

Check out what’s happening with Leader in Me at Snow!

Stay up to date with the implementation of The Leader in Me at Snow School by subscribing to the Leader in Me blog by clicking here:

http://iblog.dearbornschools.org/snowleaderinme/

 

Welcome to Leader in Me!

Snow School is excited to begin the journey of being a Leader in Me school this year.  Each new school year brings opportunities for academic growth and growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people. The Leader in Me provides Snow School with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his or her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best. We hope your school enjoys sharing these new opportunities. Together, you will watch each and every child grow throughout the year.

Leader in Me is based off The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A great way to support the Leader in Me is to use the 7 Habits language at home. As the school year unfolds, the children are learning the language and meaning of the 7 Habits. By hearing the same language at home and at school, you send the children a strong message of what you believe is important and that we are all on the same team—the team that wants to help succeed. When parents and schools support one another, the sky is the limit! Below is a summary of each of the habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)

Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)

Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen Before You Talk)

Habit 6: Synergize (Together Is Better)

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Adapted from the Leader in Me Newsletters by Dr. John and Jan Covey

 

October 14

Monster Family Night tonight!

Don’t forget, tonight is the Monster Family Night at the Scholastic Book Fair from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. There will be special appearances by some frightfully fun monsters, along with a raffle, games, prizes and some delicious baked goodies for sale.

Also, if you haven’t already, please send in your spare change for the classroom contest. Whichever class collects the most change gets to turn Dr. Groover into a mummy!

October 14

Pennies for Pasta coming to Snow School in November! 

We will be collecting coins/change/money for the Leukemia Foundation through a program called Pennies for Pasta.  Each classroom will have a box to deposit their donations in.  We start collecting Monday November 2 and stop on Tuesday, November 24. The class with the highest donation will win a lunch from Olive Garden (that will be enjoyed at Snow School). Start saving those coins!!  Last year our winner was the first grade class of Mrs. Fakhoury-Nowak!!  This year?  hmmmmmm…………………