Elementary Newsletter

February 20, 2020

4K Registration 20-21

If your child is 4 years old prior to September 1, 2020 they qualify to attend 4-year-old kindergarten at the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary. School registration will be on Tuesday, April 7 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM in conjunction with Child Development Day.  We encourage you to bring your child to both events, if they will be eligible for 4K in the fall.  Please bring information for emergency contacts, immunization records, and all information for pick-up and drop off areas for your child. 

If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Cassandra Pingel at NOW Elementary at 337-4420.

Family Math/Science Night

Our Family Math/Science Night will be held on Thursday, April 23rd.  Our guest speakers are from the Eagle Center.  Come and enjoy hearing about and seeing the beautiful bald eagles from the center!

We look forward to seeing everyone there!! 

Lost and Found

We have an abundance of items in our lost and found. Please come to school and look through the lost and found to see if anything belongs to your child(ren).

Forward Exam Testing Window

The window for the Forward Exam Test for grades 3rd- 6th will be from March 18th through May 3rd. Letters containing more information will be sent home with students. 

Elementary Spring Concert

The elementary spring concert will be held on Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade will be performing along with the Elementary Band.

Child Development Day

The School District of Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton, in cooperation with surrounding communities and agencies that provide services to families with young children, will host the 2020 Child Development Day on April 7 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym.  This will include a booth for registration for 4K. They need to be 4 before September 1, 2020.  Families who have contacted us in the past about children will receive a letter towards the end of March with more information.  If you are not sure if you are on the list, please call Kathy Jones at 337-4420. 

Families with children between the ages of 2 years 10 months to 4 years will be invited to celebrate their child’s development.  Parents, as your child’s first teacher we recognize you as partners in your child’s education.  This informal screening allows your child to play with others while observers complete a developmental checklist which is shared with parents.  Agencies from the community will offer a wealth of materials to inform you of resources available in this area.  Car seat safety information will be available as well as an onsite inspection at you request.

Child Development Day has three primary goals:

  1. To provide families with information concerning children’s normal sequence of growth and development from birth to age 5.
  2. To provide families with information regarding service available in the community and county.
  3. To identify young children who may need a further assessment in the following areas: physical, sensory, personal, social, adaptive, large and fine motor, communication and cognition.

We need your support to assist with our Child Find Program.  If you are aware of any children of the above ages, please contact Kathy Jones at 337-4420 extension 378.

Come share a half hour or so with your child.  This is a celebration to support families whose young children are our future.

From the Nurse

February is HEART HEALTH month

Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you’re not alone. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. Being more active can help all people think, feel and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. And if you’re sedentary, sitting less is a great place to start.

Recommendations for Adults

  • Get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week.
  • Add moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity (such as resistance or weights) on at least 2 days per week.
  • Spend less time sitting. Even light-intensity activity can offset some of the risks of being sedentary.
  • Gain even more benefits by being active at least 300 minutes (5 hours) per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Recommendations for Kids

  • Children 3-5 years old should be physically active and have plenty of opportunities to move throughout the day.
  • Kids 6-17 years old should get at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity, mostly aerobic.
  • Include vigorous-intensity activity on at least 3 days per week.
  • Include muscle- and bone-strengthening (weight-bearing) activities on at least 3 days per week.
  • Increase amount and intensity gradually over time.

Information adapted from the below link.        https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-adults

K-12 Art Show

We will have the K-12 art show before the elementary music concert on May 4th.

From the Principal's Desk

As we get going into the second semester I just wanted to send out a few reminders:

Students should NOT be dropped off at school before 7:45 a.m. If students are here before that time it is a safety issue because the staff does not have to report for work until 7:45. This means that there are no adults supervising before that.

Also, unfortunately the cold weather isn’t over yet.  Please make sure that students bring their winter gear (hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, jackets and boots) to school each day.  We do have some hats and mittens that students can borrow but with the increased number of students borrowing these items there is not enough for everyone. 

Thank you so much for your help.

~Mrs. Luebke

Up-Coming Highlights

Wednesday, March 11

Early Release: 1:30 for Teacher In-service

Thursday, March 27

End of 3rd Quarter

Tuesday, April 7

Child Development Day/4K Registration

Friday, April 10 – Monday, April 13

No School: Vacation Days

Monday, May 4

Spring Concert at 7 p.m.

Grades Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Emergency School Closings

Please listen to the following TV and Radio Stations if inclement weather comes our way. School is usually delayed or canceled no later than 6:45 a.m.

Television

WXOW TV 19
WKBT TV 8

Radio

WCOW 97.1 FM
WIZM 93.3 FM
WVRQ 102
WBOG 94.5 FM

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