Dear Superior Families,
Thank you everyone who participated in Back to School night! It's always a pleasure seeing our wonderful families. We can't wait to see you all for Parent Teacher conferences in November! To not miss anything, please refer to the Important Dates to Remember section.
I want to thank the wonderful grandparents who came out for the PTA sponsored grandparent's day dinner. We are looking forward to a repeat next year!
Norm-Day YAY! Thank you for getting the word out about our wonderful , Superior school! We are able to maitain our current staffing!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We continue to address bullying when it appears its ugly head at Superior. Parents and guardians are among a school's best allies in bullying prevention. Here are Five tips to help Parents Prevent Bullying:
*Talk with and listen to Your Children Everyday*
Ask questions about their school day, including experiences on the way to and from school, lunch, and recess. Ask about their peers. Children who feel comfortable talking to their parents about these matters before they are involved in bullying are more likely to get them involved after.
*Spend time at school and recess*
Schools can lack the resources to provide all students individualized attention during "free" time like recess. Volunteer to coordinate games and activities that encourage children to interact with peers aside from their best friends.
*Be a Good Example*
When you get angry at waiters, other drivers or others, model effective communication techniques. As Education.com puts it, "Any time you speak to another person in a mean or abusive way, you're teaching your child that bullying is okay."
*Create Healthy Anti-Bullying Habit*
Starting as young as possible, coach your children on both what not to do (push, tease, and be mean to others) asw well as what to do (be kind, empathize, and take turns). Also coach your child on what to do if someone is mean to him or to another (get an adult, tell the bully to stop, walk away and ignore the bully).
*Make Sure Your Child Understands Bullying*
Explicitly explain what it is and that it's not normal or tolerable for them to bully, be bullied, or stand by and watch other kids be bullied.
Bullying is any deliberate and unwanted, severe or pervasive physical, verbal, or electronic act, conduct or communication, committed by a pupil(s) that is repeated, or likely to be repeated, and has, or can be reasonably predicted to have, the effect of one or more of the following (1) Reasonable fear of harm to person or property; (2) Substantially detrimental effect on physical or mental health; (3) Substantial interference with academic performance; and (4) Substantial interference with the ability to participate in or benefit from school services, activities, or privileges.
EARLY LANGUAGE LITERACY PROGRAM (ELLP)---Also known as the Academy!
If your child is in the 1st or 2nd grade, please pay close attention to the start date for our Literacy Academy- (See page 2). The Academy for Kindergartens will begin in November, K-2 students will receive targeted instruction in the CA. English Language Arts standards for Foundational Skills, reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. This is accomplished through flexible groupings centered on supporting student language development and providing literacy instruction and intervention based on student needs, as determined by multiple measures.
Teachers reviewed and carefully examined Individual student date to identify students' instructional needs in the following foundation reading skills:
* Print Concepts
* Phonological Awareness
* Phonics and Word Recognition
In summary, the Early Language and Literacy Academy aims to:
* Accelerate instruction and intervention for students in K-2
* Target critical foundational literacy skills early as a preventative measure
* Build a student existing skills
As always, thank you for you continued support
-Mrs. Claudette Williamson, Principal