"Home of the Blue Wave" where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!) 

The Personal Competency Focus for October is: Organization!

Here are six great ways to develop organizational skills at home:

1. Keep a family calendar and encourage your child to write their entries and reference the calendar when making plans.
2. Introduce checklists. It can be as simple as “3 things to do before bed”.
3. Assign chores that involve sorting or categorizing.
4. Get ready the night before for school.
5. Create a homework/papers box at home.
6. Cook together Cooking teaches measuring, following directions, and managing time - all key elements in organization.

nutOverall, food allergies affect nearly 15 million people in the United States. Peanut & tree nut allergies alone affect 3 million Americans, a number that, for unknown reasons, has risen 18% since 1997. Food allergy reactions can affect any of the four following areas of the body:
Skin: itchy red bumps (hives); eczema; redness & swelling of the face or extremities; itching & swelling of the lips, tongue or mouth.
Gastrointestinal tract: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

halloweenTeam Inter-Lakes Families,

Our annual K-6 Halloween parade will be held on Tuesday, October 31st @ 2 p.m. on the ILHS track. Students will walk up to the track with their classroom teachers and do a “ghostly lap” then head back down to their classrooms.

Important to Note: Parents who are planning on watching the parade are welcome to walk with their child back to their classrooms. Teachers can dismiss those students directly from the classroom to their parent(s).

Parking for the parade will be readily available in the lower lot of the high school, as well as the I-LES parking lot. Please do not park on the side of the road between the high school and elementary school, as this will block car traffic, as well as block our children walking to and from the track.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 279-7968.

conference2Teachers in grades PK-6 will be holding Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences on October 20th. There will be no school on that day for students.
In grades PK-6, the goal is to hold Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences with every family as part of the PK-6 reporting process. The conferences allow students, parents and teachers to discuss progress and set goals for the first half of the year. If, for some reason, parents cannot attend a conference, the teacher and student will hold the conference.

Second graders are learning to observe the outdoors like scientists. Along with our environmental educator from Prescott Farm, we hiked the school grounds to take a close look at the foliage. We also noticed the different habitats of some of our animal neighbors. We are so excited to be working with Prescott Farm throughout the year.
In other news, we are preparing for our parent-teacher-student conferences! We have been practicing our reflection skills to better understand what we are doing well and what we can improve upon. The second grade teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and your child on October 20th.

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