January Newsletter 

Dear Southern Door Elementary Families,

Happy 2020!  I hope you were able to enjoy some quality family time together during the recent winter break!  While a little vacation time was appreciated by all, it was also great to see how excited our students and staff were to be back together again at school on Thursday!  There were many hugs, smiles, and storytelling filling the hallways and classrooms!

This month, we’ll be celebrating our 2nd Annual Family STEAM Night (science, technology, engineering, art/agriculture and math) on January 28, 6:00-7:00pm.  More information will be shared soon by our STEAM teacher, Mrs. Meacham. I am hoping you can all join us and witness the genuine excitement our students have about STEAM class!  Our students are always learning, always growing!

Together in education,
Cory Vandertie

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Highlights of this month’s Parents Make the Difference Newsletter (see attached)

  • Asking questions can boost your child’s thinking skills
  • Help your child build intrinsic motivation
  • When elementary students miss school, they miss out on a lot
  • Teach your child to follow four steps to achieve any goal
  • Do you encourage your child to work independently?
  • Bring geography to life with fun and educational activities
  • Ways you can support your child during homework time
  • Help your child discover the joy of reading
  • Reading opens the door to information and enjoyment
  • Set some family reading goals for the new calendar year

Important Elementary Dates for Semester Two
January 17 – Early Release Day 11:55am

January 20 - No School

January 28 – Family STEAM Night (science, technology, engineering, art/agriculture & math) 6:00-7:00pm

February 13 & 18 – Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30pm

February 20 & 21 – No School

February 27 & 28 – 44th Annual Fifth Grade Musical 7:00pm (inclement date February 29 at 2:00pm)

March 3 – Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:00pm

March 5– Child Development Day (Child Find Screening) 8:00am – 6:00pm (inclement date March 12)

March 18 – Early Release Day 11:55am

March 19 & 20 – No School

March 26 & 27 – K-4 Music Concert 1:00pm

April 2 – Fine Arts Festival 5:00-8:00pm

April 9 – Early Release Day 11:55am

April 10 & 13 – No School

April 14-May 1 – Forward Exam State Testing Window for Students in Grades 3-5

April 27-May 1 – Missoula Children’s Theatre-The Emperor's New Clothes

May 12 – 5/6 Spring Music Concert 7:00pm

Posted by jmeacham On 06 January, 2020 at 7:00 AM