Things are becoming routine for students at SGES quickly. Our first grade role models are showing the Kindergarteners how to get off the bus, go to the playground and walk in the hallways safely. Students are learning the routines of their day and the routines in the classroom. I have seen them using guided discovery to learn or review how to use materials in school the best way and how to be respectful of each other and their environment. They are all doing well with these routines.
At SGES, we have started something new. We are giving out “Golden Tickets” for students “caught” doing the right thing. It could be as simple as demonstrating good sitting, listening or following directions or going out of their way to help a friend, help out our school environment by picking up something from the floor, asking to play with someone who might be alone or just by being polite to others. This week, staff have given out over 50 tickets in just two and a half days. Out of those tickets 10 were chosen at random to have lunch with me, 5 were chosen to pick out a small prize and 5 were chosen to pick out a new pencil. Students have been very receptive to this and are all trying to earn a golden ticket!
Buses seem to have settled into their routes. All students are being dropped off at school prior to 9:00 am and buses have all picked up by 3:40 pm. Please note: the drivers are not allowed to drop a student at a stop if there is not a parent/guardian there to receive them. This means a parent/guardian must be outside at the stop. If the driver does not see a parent/guardian at the stop, the student will be returned to the school. This is done for the safety of your child.
We have two important dates coming up! Tuesday, September 12th is our first PTO meeting. All are invited to attend this meeting. It will be held at Millbury Street Elementary School in the library from 7:00- 8:00 pm. We hope to see you there.
Also, next week, we will hold our Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 13th from 6:00- 7:30 pm. This is a great night to hear about your child’s day in school, learn the grade level expectations and see what is going on in the classroom. If you have two children in different grade levels, we will break the evening into two parts so you may access both classrooms. This is an evening for parents/guardians only as we do not have child care available. We hope you are able to attend.