Principal's January Newsletter

Principal's January Newsletter
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Dear Peterson Families,

Happy New Year!  I hope that you and your family have enjoyed the past two weeks.  I had a great time resting and connecting with my family, but I am ready to be back with my Peterson family to begin a fantastic second semester!  This break reminded me how important it is to slow down and focus on the positive things in our lives.  As a family we have a ‘resolution’ to each share 3 positives and 1 negative every day- we call them “sunshines and clouds”.  Below you will find a few other questions I use to encourage my family to reflect and share.

  • All staff members will return to work on Monday, January 6th for two days of professional development.  Students return on Wednesday, January 8th!
  • Five to Thrive- This week we will review our PROUD expectations to set the tone for the Spring Semester.  We are Mustang PROUD!
    • Positive
    • Respectful
    • Organized
    • Understanding of others
    • Determined
  • Questions: What made you smile today? What are you reading?  Who did you sit with at lunch?  What was the peak and the pit?  Did you help someone today? What is something that challenged you?  What questions did you ask at school today?  What is something you heard today that made you think?  What made you feel proud today?  Did you learn any new words today?  If you switched places with your teacher tomorrow, what would you teach?

Important Dates:

  • 1/6 & 1/7- No School- Professional Development for Staff
  • 1/8- Second Semester begins
  • 1/9- Report Card Day- Wear College Gear!
  • 1/13-1/17- Grub Burger Dining Night Out Week
  • 1/17- OAP Ultimate Book Challenge
  • 1/20- Holiday- no school
  • 2/4 & 2/5 Talent Show Auditions
  • 2/7- Jump Rope for Heart Kick-off
  • 3/3- Open House 5:30-7:00
  • 3/9-3/13- Spring Break

See you Wednesday!

~ Mrs. Grimes