February Newsletter 

Dear Southern Door Elementary Families,

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our annual Family STEAM Night (science, technology, engineering, art/agriculture and math) on January 28th. Your participation and involvement means a lot to our students and staff who are always learning, always growing! 

In less than two weeks, families will have another opportunity to engage in their children’s education by attending our winter parent/teacher conferences (February 13 and 18). It will be very important for you to connect with teachers to learn more about the social-emotional learning and academic progress your child is making.  Together, you will be able to celebrate the growth made and determine next steps for continued progress.

Together in education,
Cory Vandertie

Highlights of this month’s Parents Make the Difference Newsletter (see attached)
Take Five Steps to Address School Misbehavior

Improve Behavior at Home With Effective Teacher Strategies

Positive Discipline Can Help Your Child Learn and Grow

Offer Support When Your Child Has a Writing Assignment

Five Ways to Motivate Your Child to Read

Celebrate These Famous February Birthdays With Some Learning Fun

Are You Making the Most of Your Report Card Talks?

High Expectations Can Motivate Your Child to Succeed in School

Everyday Tasks Can Strengthen Your Child’s Math Skills

Help a Disorganized Child Take Responsibility for Belongings

Important Elementary Dates for Semester Two:
February 7 - Traveling Black History Museum for students in grades 3-5 (during the school day)

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)

February 28 - Nathan Hale-author visit for students in grades 4K-5 (during the school day)

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

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