October 28

Reminders for next week…

* Monday, the 31st, we will have a fall Festival Party in the Gym for Halloween. We will be doing some fun Halloween activities that day as well. If you’d like, your child can bring in candy/goody bags for the class to pass out on Monday. Remember, we have a nut allergy. We have 24 students.

* If you received your child’s emergency form, check the front and back for correct information. Make corrections as needed, sign it, and return it by Friday, October 28.

* Picture Day forms came home this week. Picture Day is Nov 2, 2022. WEDNESDAY!

* Sign up for Conferences here, if you haven’t done so yet. I need 6 more parents to sign up for Fall Conferences.

Parents can also reserve at time to meet with Mrs. Reed and can subscribe to Mrs. Reed’s blog. https://iblog.dearbornschools.org/reedc/2022/10/25/parent-teacher-conferences-4/

Also, your students are designing bowls for the event below.

October 27

Reminders

Permission slips for the Lansing trip are due by October 28th. We must pay for everyone at that time and we cannot add any chaperones after we have paid.

Please make sure that your ichat form is up to date so that you can go on the trip, if you plan on chaperoning. Currently, I’m not seeing iChat form approvals for all of my chaperones on my list. Please check with Ms. Bernadette if your student’s number is 2,14, 24.

Missing permissions slips for student’s numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, and 23.

* This Friday, the 28th, is the end of the first cardmaking period and a half day, 12:05 dismissal.

* Monday, the 31st, we will have a fall Festival Party in the Gym for Halloween. We will be doing some fun Halloween activities that day as well. If you’d like, your child can bring in candy/goody bags for the class to pass out on Monday. Remember, we have a nut allergy. We have 24 students.

* If you received your child’s emergency form, check the front and back for correct information. Make corrections as needed, sign it, and return it by Friday, October 28.

* Picture Day forms came home this week. Picture Day is Nov 2, 2022.

* Sign up for Conferences here, if you haven’t done so yet. I need 10 more parents to sign up for Fall Conferences.

October 26

Reminders

* This Friday, the 28th, is the end of the first cardmaking period and a half day, 12:05 dismissal.

* Monday, the 31st, we will have a fall Festival Party in the Gym for Halloween. We will be doing some fun Halloween activities that day as well. If you’d like, your child can bring in candy/goody bags for the class to pass out on Monday. Remember, we have a nut allergy. We have 24 students.

* If you received your child’s emergency form, check the front and back for correct information. Make corrections as needed, sign it, and return it by Friday, October 28.

* Picture Day forms came home this week. Picture Day is Nov 2, 2022.

* Sign up for Conferences here, if you haven’t done so yet.

October 11

Reminders

Late Start Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12. Montessori classes will begin at 10:00 with breakfast/arrival from 9:35-9:55.

This Friday is our First POPCORN FRIDAY! Bring in $1.00 for a Bag of Popcorn!  Thank you! 

Lansing Field Trip Permission Slip came home today.

October 11

Kids, Phones, and Social Media

Kids, Phones, and Social Media

The question for parents of tweens used to be: When should I get my kid a phone? Now, there’s a bigger dilemma: When are they ready for social media? By the time they hit middle school — if not before — kids are lobbying to be able to interact with their friends on SnapChat, Instagram, and TikTok. They feel left out if other kids are allowed to have access to social media and they’re not. But there’s potential for serious harm if kids aren’t mature enough to make good decisions about what to share, who to share it with, and how to handle negative feedback.

To help with those decisions, we’ve checked in with experts about how to know when kids are ready for a phone, what kind of a starter phone might be appropriate for young kids, and how to provide parental controls when kids aren’t ready for unfettered access to apps and the internet. We also discuss when and how to introduce kids to social media, along with tips for monitoring social media use.

– Caroline Miller, Editorial Director |