Inter-Lakes School District

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Where our school motto is DYB (Do Your Best!)

Focus for March: Perseverance

Perseverance: The ability and self control to push through challenges, or “grit” as many would call it. The persistence in continuing to work, even when it is difficult. Failure is a big part of this! Failure is how we learn! Below are a couple of links with resources on how to model and “teach” some of these important competencies.

Jesse Lewis: Choose Love Movement Logo

Choose Love Movement and Curriculum: Adopted by the Inter-Lakes School District in 2018-2019. Currently this curriculum is being piloted by our guidance counselors in specific grade levels. By 2019-2020 we hope to have every classroom familiar with the Choose Love curriculum.

The Choose Love Curriculum teaches the foundational concepts and skills of social and emotional learning (SEL), and is informed by current brain research and neuroscience. The goal of the Choose Love Enrichment Program is to provide children with the knowledge, attitude, and skills they need to choose love in any situation. These abilities include:

  • Understanding and managing emotions
    (self-awareness and self-management),
  • setting and achieving positive goals,
  • feeling and showing empathy and compassion for others
    (social awareness),
  • establishing and maintaining positive relationships

Courage, gratitude, Forgiveness, Compassion = Choose Love Formula

Our newsletter will now feature a Choose Love corner, with ideas for home, what is happening here at ILES in our classrooms, and resources for parents and students. We’d love to hear from you! If you are using any part of the Choose Love curriculum at home and want to share your experiences!

Please feel free to talk to Mrs. Shuffleton or Mrs. Spiro if you would like more information about this program.

Happy March!

Jen Wrath

students participating in the cardboard challangeIn Mrs. Parsons’ fifth grade homeroom, students completed the Cardboard Challenge during Choice Time. The Cardboard Challenge is a global challenge designed to inspire creativity and design skills. Students were given any recycled materials needed to create something new. Students were very creative and projects ranged from vending machines, basketball games and bowling alleys, to rotating replicas of the solar system. Once the projects were completed, the rest of fifth grade was invited to join us for a Cardboard Carnival. Students presented their designs, answered questions, and taught students to play with their designs. It was a fantastic experience!


Parent(s)/Guardian(s) If you have moved, changed a phone number or have any new emergency contacts for your student(s), please be sure the school’s office has your new information, including any emergency names/numbers that may have changed. Please also make sure your voicemail is not “full,” as it is important that we be able to reach you if there is an emergency while your child is at school.


food pantryDid you know that there is a drop-off box in front of the Support Center (Rm. #144) for all non-perishable food items that are donated each week to the Meredith Food Pantry? Thanks to all those who continue to contribute. We are making a difference, one can/box at a time!

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