Elementary Front

October 2021

Updates

This year we are having a series of books for our ‘One Book, One School, One Community’ event.  Instead of focusing on reading just in March, we will have this event a few times over the course of the year to ensure our students and families are reading throughout the year.  The first book that students received is “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana Arnold.  This award winning book is a delightful read for families to share. 

SPRITE (Students and Parents Reading In The Evening) folders are in full swing with students.  The only ‘homework’ we ask of students is to read for 20 minutes each night and record it in the folder.  Research shows reading on a regular basis helps students improve literacy, while building confidence and engagement.  Reading as a family each night also creates a strong bond and time to connect with one another.  You can read “A Boy Called Bat” or select another book to enjoy together.  Please remember to complete the folders each night and take time to read. 

The weather is starting to turn slightly cooler, so it would be a good idea to have students bring in a coat or jacket for this time.  Even though the afternoons are warmer, the mornings are chilly.  

The Positivity Project

We are implementing The Positivity Project again this year, by focusing on different character traits and also reflecting on how Other People Matter.  We have discussed Teamwork, Curiosity, and Open-Mindedness so far.  There are great resources for continuing this conversation at home as well.  Visit: https://posproject.org/p2-for-families/ for family information.  Select the appropriate character trait and grade level.  The password for access is: P2. 

Alcona PTO

The Alcona PTO has had some great ideas and events to raise money and continually support our students and staff here at school.  The money raised goes back to our school through class supplies, events, and other great supports.  We are always looking for new faces and ideas! 

Tiger Clinic

The Tiger Clinic is open throughout the day, but appointments are needed.  They are not able to accommodate walk-in at this time, but schedule same day appointments.  Call 989-736-9837 to schedule.  

Please reach out with any questions or concerns at 989-736-8146 or email leet@alconaschools.net.

Go Tigers!!