Don’t forget that in collaboration with the PTA, we are offering parent informational meetings every month. Our next parent involvement
April 15, 2019
Dear Nowlin Families,
It is almost time for our concert!
Our Upper Elementary Concert – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
Will be held on
Thursday, May 2, 2019,
6:00 – 6:30
Please arrive at 5:45 and have your child go to the cafeteria
To wait for his/her turn to perform at our concert.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our concert!
Ms. Wilder and the Nowlin Staff
Dearborn SHINES for Healthy Kids! is hosting a family nutrition and physical activity night at Nowlin this Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00-7:30pm.
Come and enjoy fun and interactive Yoga & Zumba sessions and try out our fun nutrition lesson with your children!
Snacks and water will be provided!
We can’t wait to see everyone!
Become a Nowlin Room Parent!
Nowlin Elementary School is looking for volunteers from each classroom to act as Room Parents. Room Parents will be helping our school community and making a positive impact on our school culture by giving 1-3 hours per month of their time to our school.
Responsibilities may include:
- Reading with students one-on-one or in small groups
- Assisting with classroom parties
- Helping the teacher coordinate the classroom bake sale, book fair, and end-of-year celebration
- Working on projects around the classroom (i.e. hanging up work, laminating papers, preparing materials, organizing the classroom library)
- Helping to coordinate with other parent volunteers for class events
To sign up, simply let your child’s teacher know you are interested!
NOWLIN HOSTING PARENT TALK
With Margaret King Ahmed
Increase achievement and decrease discipline issues with effective Parent Talk. Learn communication skills that empower, encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation and character development. Learn practical skills to positively effect the social and emotional development of your children and family. Certificate of completion is awarded to participants who complete the course.
Classes are Friday’s 1:00-2:30pm in Media Center
October 5, 12, 19, 26. November 9, 16, 30
Graduation: December 7, 2018.
Please download letter and return by April 27th. As well, let me know if a hard copy of the letter is needed.
Why in today’s day and age – with calculators and computers – do our kids really need to rote learn their basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? Isn’t this just ‘old school’?
Math facts fluency refers to the ability to recall the basic facts in all four operations accurately, quickly and effortlessly. When students achieve automaticity with these facts, they have attained a level of mastery that enables them to retrieve them for long-term memory without conscious effort or attention.
So why focus on math facts?
Through automaticity students free up their working memory and can devote it to problem solving and learning new concepts and skills. Quite simply, a lack of fluency in basic math fact recall significantly hinders a child’s subsequent progress with problem-solving, algebra and higher-order math concept.
Math facts are important because they form the building blocks for higher-level math concepts. When a child masters his/her math facts, these concepts will be significantly easier and the student will be better equipped to solve them faster. If the child spends a lot of time doing the basic facts, he/she is more likely to be confused with the processes and get lost in their calculations.
In later elementary, students have longer and more complicated computations to complete to check their understanding of various concepts. At this stage, if a student does not have his/her math facts committed to memory, he/she will spend a disproportionate amount of time figuring out the smaller calculations and risk not completing the test. This not only affects their performance in math class, but will also in other subjects, such as science and geography.
Hello Parents of infants and toddlers, 6 months to 4 years of age. Don’t forget to sign up for a FREE 6 week session of Parent University on Friday from 9-10 beginning February 2nd. FREE books and resources. See flyer for times and locations.