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Dolphin Parent Connection Newsletter

Check out the January edition of the new online Dolphin Parent Connection newsletter!

Lost and Found - Pick-Up Deadline Jan. 16

Parents, a large number of items are in our school's lost and found. Everything from jackets, coats, hats, gloves, and more. These items will be on display in the school cafeteria until Jan. 16th. Please stop by to see if any of the items belong to your child. Items not claimed will be donated to Goodwill.

Rockin'Readers and Citizens Month

During January we will celebrate Reading Month. This year our theme is Rockin’ Readers and Citizens. We will combine our love for reading with our good citizenship habits and our growth mindset.

Each week we are asking all our students to read a book or poem (for our older students it can be a chapter of a book) that demonstrates our trait for that week. Each student will then write how the book showed that trait. Our younger students may draw a picture. Students may complete their responses at home or in school.

Students may select any book that has the week’s trait. If you are looking for some specific titles, Click Here. Mrs. Marshall will also have some books set aside in the library that students can read.

Additionally, each Friday we will have a special dress up day to extend the fun.

  • Jan. 5 - Responsiblity - Career Dress-up Day - What career would you like to be?
  • Jan. 12 - Perseverance - Book Character Day - Dress up as your favorite book character
  • Jan. 19 - Making a Difference/Helping Others - PJ Day! - Enjoy a day in your pajamas as you read a good book (No Slippers, Please).
  • Jan. 26 - Kindness - 5th Grade Battle of the Books/Color Battle - In honor of the 5th grade Battle of the Books, all classes are invited to join in a Color Battle by wearing their class color.

Each student who reads a book and completes a response for each trait will paint a rock that will become part of our outdoor landscape. This will be a lasting reminder of our students’ love of reading and their understanding of the importance of good citizenship. And, we will have the bonus of a lovely garden feature to enjoy for years to come.

Recycling and Upcycling - Keep it Going

Recycle or Upcycle? We do both here at Red Mill Elementary.
Upcycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. For example taking your plastic grocery bag and turning it into the benches in our front lobby. Which we have earned 6 so far at Red Mill.
Recycling is a practice that takes an item and targets it for reuse, returning it back to the cycle of daily contribution to society rather than discarding it to trash. For example an aluminum can which can be recycled endlessly.

Keep up those great recycling and upcycling practices. Check the current lists of items and suggestions for where to drop them off.

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Red Mill students are learning the power of the 'The 7 Habits of Happy Kids'. These life principles are introduced in the book by Sean Covey. Click for a copy of these 7 Habits.

Connect2Compete - Low-Cost Internet Service

Connect2Compete is a is a low-cost Internet service that is available through Cox Communications for students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. For those who qualify, the monthly rate is $9.95. Click for more detailed information or visit www.connect2compete.org/cox .