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Operating as usual
Next week May 2nd - May 6th is.....
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!
Let's show some love 🥰
My kindergarten friend Lando, used the PAWSitibe tickets he earned for being respectful, responsible, safe and kind to help me with the morning announcements. He rocked it!!
We had the privilege of honoring our Kindness Students of the Month. These students were recognized by their teachers and classmates as demonstrating kindness every day. Way to go guys!!
These students used their PAWSitive tickets to buy a lunch with Ms. Funk. She chose to have a picnic in the gym!! Great job earning those PAWSitive tickets. Keep up the good work.
Our annual Reading Olympics is underway!! Students will be turning in two tracking slips on Friday April 15th. The first is for the week of April 4th-8th and the second is for this week April 11th - 15th. Parent signatures are required on these tracking slips. Gold medal, here we come!!
This week’s Social Emotional Focus: 4/11/22 – 4/15/22:
Handling Name Calling:
In our school we have a rule about being respectful. It’s not respectful to call people names that hurt their feelings. If someone calls you a name, you can ignore the person or speak to him or her assertively. You can tell the person it’s not okay to call you names. If the person doesn’t stop calling you names, you should tell an adult. Saying kind words to other helps you make and keep friends!
Ms. Frizzle arrived today with her Magic School Bus and subbed in Mrs. Dimmen's class today. What an awesome surprise. The kids were so excited!
Thank you Sand Hill Families for participating in our Spring Conferences. It was such a pleasure to invite you all into our building, face to face, and let you know all the amazing things your students are accomplishing at Sand Hill.
Our Reading Olympics kick-off assembly was amazing today! Your students met all of our expectations with flying colors. So respectful and responsible!! Ask your student for their Reading Olympics information so they can earn their gold metal. Build your world through reading.
Mrs. Wing has put together another amazing display in preparation for our Reading Olympics during the month of April. Our Reading Olympics theme is "LEGOS - Building Your World Through Reading" Information coming home this week!!
3/28/22 - 04/01/22
DISMISSAL @ 12:50
Kindergarten Registration for 22-23 will be open, starting March 28th. Come into the office anytime or follow the link on our district's website. https://www.nmsd.wednet.edu/Content2/1248
Our Scholastic Book Fair is happening this week. Students are putting together their wish lists. Instilling a love for books and reading is soooo important. Be on the lookout for wish lists in backpacks coming home!!
This week’s SEL Focus: 3/21/22 – 3/25/22:
Playing Fairly: At our school we play in fair ways. Being able to play fairly with others will help you make and keep friends. When you can’t agree on how to play together, it’s a problem. Finding a respectful way to agree on rules during a game helps you get along better with others. Sharing, trading, and taking turns are also fair and fun ways to play together. Think about how you can play fairly with your friends this week.
It's that time of year again for GIRLS ON THE RUN! This program is amazing and a great opportunity for our girls to connect, grow, and thrive! Click the link to register your girl!
Let Mrs. Schreck, Ms. Thompson, or Ms. Elliott know if you have any questions!
GIRLS ON THE RUN, SO MUCH FUN :)
Register Now Join us for our Spring season — With teams throughout Kitsap, Mason, & Pierce County, we have a team for you! Click below to see GOTR teams and sign up today!
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming. 3/21/22 - 3/25/22. We will be in person for students to generate their wish lists. Be on the look-out for paperwork coming home soon. Parents will be able to visit the Book Fair on Wednesday 3/23/22 from 2:30 - 5:00.
This week we celebrate our Classified Staff. We refer to them as Superheroes. Thank you for all you do to support us and our kids!!
Some upcoming information. Mark your calendars!! This is being emailed out to you all today.
This week’s Social Emotional Focus: 3/7/22 – 3/11/22:
Pick the Best Solution: The final Problem-Solving Step is P: Pick the best solution! Once you have named the positive and negative consequence of each solution you thought of, you can pick the solution that works best. It’s easy to remember the Problem-Solving Steps because they spell the word “step” S,T,E,P. Using the Problem-Solving Steps will help you get along better with your friends and family. This week, if you have a problem, remember to STEP it up and use the Problem-Solving Steps.
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Down at Sand Hill
Today Governor Jay Inslee announced that the statewide indoor mask requirement for Washington state, including in our K–12 schools, is now scheduled to end on March 12, 2022. Once again, when the statewide requirement is lifted, masks will be optional in our school buildings, but not required.
The CDC’s requirement for buses was eliminated last week, though DOH’s guidance will continue to require masking on buses through March 11.
Until March 12, masks will continue to be required for all students, staff, and visitors in all North Mason School District buildings.
Students and staff will have the choice to wear a mask at school, with the expectation that others’ choices will be respected. One should not make assumptions regarding someone’s beliefs or health status, nor should they comment on them. Our district will not tolerate bullying of any kind for those who choose to continue wearing masks.
We thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate this pandemic together. We will continue communicating with you as we learn about changes to the guidance for our district.
Mrs. Wing put together a very popular display today in our library. I spy with my little eye. Kids love it!!
Today we celebrated our PAWSitive students of the month for February. Here are a few of our 5th grade students. Students were celebrated this month for their problem solving skills. In March our PAWSitive student of the month will embody kindness. Way to go guys!!
This week’s Social Emotional Focus: 2/28/22 – 3/4/22:
Explore Consequences: The “E” in our Second Step Problem-Solving Steps stands for “explore the consequences.” A consequence is something that might happen if we chose to do one of our solutions. A consequence can be positive or negative. Exploring consequences helps us pick the best solution for our problem! This week, remember to ask yourself “If I did this solution, then what might happen?”
Mrs. McCord's 3rd grade class shared their animal reports to Mrs.Varick's 1st grade class. Then the 1st graders were able to share their opinion writing. Great use of peer collaboration in our efforts to build confident readers. Way to go guys!
With help from The Salmon Center, our students get the opportunity to visually observe a part of the spawning and rearing life cycle of salmon. At the end of March, our 3rd graders will get to release them to the wild at the Theater Center Wet Lands. Super cool!
NO SCHOOL, 2/21 - 2/25
Ella used her PAWSitive tickets for being respectful, responsible safe and kind to have lunch with Ms. Funk. They were able to enjoy the lovely weather. Keep up the good work Ella!!
Our team wanted to share a video with our families on how we define and address harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please check out the video link below. If there are ever any concerns, just give us a call!
A few of our kindergarten students working on the letter H, with hula hoops. Cool!!
A group page to inform our staff, students and parents about upcoming events and fundraisers.