Natalie Sloan, M.Ed, NCC, PLPC
Office Hours: Monday-Friday during school hours
Tel: 383-3871 Extension 125
I cannot believe the new year is already here, but I hope you and your families had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Since we are at our halfway point, I wanted to take this time to update you all on some exciting things I have in the works for the upcoming months ahead.
Since our Organization/Study Skills group for 3rd-5th is coming to an end, it is time to make way for our next group. The Ninja Worriers will be offered starting February-March. This was a huge hit last year so I am excited to offer it again; they loved making calming jars. Further information on this and permission slips will be sent out at a later date. However, like always, I will still be conducting classroom guidance lessons tailored to the needs seen in your child’s particular classroom/grade for 2nd-5th.
Also starting this Spring, I will be teaching Brainology lessons to 5th grade once a month. What is Brainology you’re asking? It’s a program designed to help improve motivation and achievement by teaching a growth mindset. Through interactive videos and classroom activities, students will discover how the brain works and how it gets stronger and smarter through effort and learning, which can boost their confidence in their potential, desire to learn, and willingness to work hard.
EVALUATIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS:
Please refer to the parent/student handbook for updated information on evaluations and special needs. (Section VI. Student Services pages 13-14)
If you have any questions or concerns involving your child, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone. You can also click on the Educational Resources for Parents tab for further information.
5th Grade Spiral Checks:
I check spirals every Monday and Thursday from 7:15-7:45 (before school) and from 11:25-11:45 (at recess). Please remind your child(ren) that this service is offered to them. It is a great and easy way to receive full credit for these assignments. One or two points, in the end, could mean all the difference in their final grade!
Important Dates to Remember:
January 26th: SAS Volleyball Clinic-5th-8th
More information is available in the Lions Roar
February 4th: Faculty Retreat & Service Day-No School for Students
October-November: Boys Fantastic Friends (2nd-4th)
December-January: Organization/Study Skills (3rd-5th)
January-May: Confidence with Girls (2nd-5th) small group lunch discussions/activities
February-March: Ninja Worriers (3rd-5th)
New Student Shout Outs:
2nd: Alana Benton Isaiah Moore
Brennan Russo Jared Martinez
Elise Duplessis Michael Dunn Victoria Mayeux
3rd: James Leach Laylah Jenkins
Bronson Russo Ellen Craig Carter Foote
4th: Hudson Jenkins Lily Melancon
5th: Isabel Cosnahan Anna Craig