Thursday, February 16, 2017

Week of February 13, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Red House Update:
Thank you so much for donating textiles to our Little Red House. We have currently raised $80.00 for our SSN program. We are continuing to accept textiles until the end of the year. Please drop off your items - remember that we are looking for towels, bedding, clothing, etc. We cannot accept electronics, TVs, etc. 

Physical Education Update:
Iron Horse students are Jumping Rope this rotation in Physical Education in preparation for our annual Jump Rope for Heart Event.  The students love this unit and improve each day with instruction and practice of their skills.  Our annual event will take place on Friday, February 24th, during the student’s specials time.

Not only is jumping rope a very good cardio endurance activity and a lifelong skill that we continue to develop in making our students aware of the 21st Century Skill of Health and Wellness, it has many more benefits.  Jumping rope requires motor planning and motor sequencing.  Some studies have shown that the ability to develop rhythm and timing can only improve the early reader’s skills  and greatly impact literacy abilities.  Jumping rope integrates many parts of the body and helps to solidify maturing motor skills. Ask your student to show you their favorite trick.
Upcoming Events:
February 16: PTO Spirit Night at Chick Fil-A TONIGHT!
February 17: No School - Teacher Work Day
February 20: No School - Holiday
February 24: Jump Rope for Heart
March 2: PTO Spirit Night at Chipotle
March 3: Assessment Day - Sign Up Information Coming Next Week
March 8: SAC Meeting - 4-5pm in the Learning Commons
March 10-16: PTO Book Fair
March 13-16: Conferences
March 17-April 2: No School - Spring Break