KIDS COME FIRST AT KI-BE PRIMARY”
Kiona-Benton City Primary School – 588-2090
Linda Hardy, Principal
Sharryl Corriell, Office Manager Christine Huber, Attendance Secretary
Dear Primary Parents,
This is the first quarter newsletter for the families of the primary students (preschool through second grade) at Kiona-Benton City Primary School. In this issue, I will be sharing some important information and news about upcoming events this quarter.
I am pleased to be starting my second year here and look forward to meeting those of you who are just joining us this year. Our mission statement above means that we will focus all of our efforts on making sure students are safe and learning at our school.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns – we want to have a high level of customer satisfaction and you and your family are our favorite customers!
Kindergarten: First Grade:
Mrs. Davis Rm. 137 Mrs. Alvarado Rm. 130
Mrs. Elliott Rm. 134 Ms. Cortez Rm. 131
Mr. Martinez Rm. 139 Mr. Holloway Rm. 132
Mrs. Phelps Rm. 138 Miss King Rm. 116
Mrs. Repko Rm. 135 Mrs. Meredith Rm. 133
Mr. Vargas Rm. 129
Second Grade: Preschool:
Mrs. Henderson Rm. 120 Mrs. McCloud -- ECEAP
Mrs. Lyon-Rau Rm. 122 Mrs. Harding -- Developmental
Ms. Olson Rm. 118 Preschool
Mr. Smith Rm. 121
Mrs. Vigil-Rodriguez Rm. 117
Dean of Students – Mrs. Thompson ELL Teacher(K-5) – Mr. Romero
Counselor (K-5) -- Mrs. Dabney RTI Teacher (K-5) – Mrs. Cruz
Primary Resource Room – Mrs. Schmidt RTI Teacher (K-5) – Mrs. Taylor
Library (K-8) -- Mrs. Alexander District Nurse – Mrs. Mattson
P.E. (K-5) -- Mrs. Thomas
Music (K-5) – Mrs. Page
Computer Teachers(K-5) – Mrs. Haugland and Mrs. Watkins
Math Coach (K-5) – Mrs. Ashley
SPECIAL PROGRAMS THIS YEAR
READ WITH YOUR CHILD – Each month we will be sending home a record-keeping sheet for you to record minutes read with your child each day. The goal is twenty minutes per day at least five days a week. The research on learning reports that children who read regularly become better readers – we really appreciate you making time each day to share reading.
POSITIVE PAWS PROGRAM – Each month we will have an assembly to recognize two students per classroom for their progress on individual learning and behavior goals. We will invite you to attend when your child is being honored. Students will receive certificates and special pencils.
GOOD CHARACTER BUILDING PROGRAM – Each month we will select a good character trait and emphasize that trait in our school in a variety of ways. One student will be selected from each class each month who has especially demonstrated the trait of the month in their behavior and we will recognize that student at the Positive Paws assembly.
READ WITH THE PRINCIPAL – One day a week students will be invited to the office to read with me.
LUNCH WITH THE PRINCIPAL – One day a week one student per class will be chosen by the teacher to come have lunch with me. I will send a note home so you know about this special event.
ATTENDANCE AWARDS – We will be starting to acknowledge perfect attendance each quarter and also for the entire year. We know that attendance is so important to learning because if students are not here, they are missing out on learning. PLEASE make every effort to have your child in school EVERY DAY unless they are sick. It is also important to avoid TARDIES – our day starts at 8 A.M. and important things start happening in every classroom right away!
LOVE AND LOGIC PILOT
Nine of the primary classrooms are piloting a program in discipline called Love and Logic. It is similar to Make Your Day in that it emphasizes no child having the right to interfere with the safety or learning of another. It is different in that it does not use steps or points, but instead is based on helping each child take responsibility for their actions and make better choices. The Love and Logic program is closely linked to the relationship between the child and teacher. We will be having a Love & Logic Parenting class later this year for those parents who would like some tips to help their children.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO) NEWS
We have new PTO officers and would love to have more parents involved in the group. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 3 P.M. in the library. There are two special activities in the planning stages for October. One is a fundraiser for school memorabilia – all items will be related to our bear mascot. The other is a Halloween carnival to be held on the evening of Oct. 28. If you would like to help with these or other activities, please contact:
President: Ashlea Carlin 222-4422; Kibepto@yahoo.com
DATES TO REMEMBER
Open House Sept. 20 -- 6-7 P.M.
Fall Bar-b-q Sept. 23
Positive Paws assembly Sept. 29 – 1:30 P.M.
NO SCHOOL – Workshop Day – Oct. 14
School Pictures Oct. 20; Retakes – Nov. 4
Bear Fundraiser Oct. 13-28
Halloween Carnival Oct. 28
Conference Week Oct. 31 -- Nov. 4 -- Early Release every day – 12:10 P.M.
CRT Wednesdays Early release 12:40 P.M. – every Wed. except Dec. 14, Jan. 4, June 7