Mesnier Update 10/20/18

Posted on 10/20/2018
Mesnier Update

Mesnier Primary

School Newsletter- October 20, 2018

Affton Education Foundation

We would like to thank the Affton Education Foundation for providing funding for nine teacher grants at Mesnier. Congratulations to Mrs. Dedert, Mrs. Ladd, Mrs. Kliment, Ms. Deery, Mrs. Livingstone, Mrs. Conkwright, Mrs. Bangert, Mrs. Ackerman and Mrs. Mandy Hogan!

 

For additional information or to support the Affton Education Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.afftoneducationfoundation.org/.

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Red Ribbon Week Tips for Parents

Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your kids about drug safety. For younger students, let them know that they should only take medicine from a trusted adult. The school nurse, a doctor, a parent, and NEVER from a stranger or another child.

Watch Natural High’s (naturalhigh.org) free celebrity drug prevention videos with your child and use their discussion questions to have a conversation with them about drugs and alcohol. Recommended for 2-5 grade.

Get to know the parents of your children's friends.

Work together to set boundaries and monitor behavior.

DID YOU KNOW… (thinking ahead)

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations

Fall Classroom Parties

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The Great Candy Exchange

Mesnier staff and students will be participating in The Great Candy Exchange, an annual event held to encourage healthier Halloween habits and help fight dental disease.

Candy can be brought to school from November 1st-2nd. Last year, we collected 500 pounds of candy. The collected candy is sent to US troops through a partnership with the USO and of course is sent along with tooth brushes.

 

Families can also attend a free event. More details available here.

Hero Day

Mesnier School will be thanking the heroes in our community on Friday, November 9th during our Annual Hero Day Program and Parade. If you know anyone that is a veteran, soldier, firefighter, or police officer, we would like to thank them by inviting them to have a light breakfast, watch our program, and walk in our Hero Day Parade. Guests may arrive at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:45 and the parade will start at 9:00 a.m.

 

Students who have a family member attending will be able to watch the program and walk in the parade with them.


We ask for all guests planning to attend the HERO Parade, please fill out and return the reservation form that was sent home by Friday November 2nd.

Soap for Soldiers

In honor of our Heroes, we will take part in the service project “Soap for Soldiers.” We will be collecting personal care supplies they need, including toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shaving cream and soap, that will be donated to a local organization that serves and helps veterans. Travel-size or hotel-size products work the best. Donations will be accepted from November 6 – November 10th.

Continuous Classroom Improvement

At Mesnier, all students are involved in identifying their personal learning targets as well as what learning strategies will help them accomplish their goals. Students monitor progress towards learning goals, both as a class and as individuals and look forward to celebrating success for growth as well as achievement of learning goals.

Think Win Win

We will be focusing on Habit #4 this month, Think Win Win. We encourage you to reinforce this habit at home. Later this week, students will bring home a home/school connection paper for you to complete at home.

Empathy

This month, our schoolwide theme is empathy. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

Mark Your Calendar

October

22- 26- Red Ribbon Week

24- Trick or Treat Street 4:30-7:30 pm Affton High School

26- Fall Classroom Parties Parties 1:30 - 2:30 pm

 

November

1-2 Great Candy Exchange

1-Picture retake

2-School Assembly-Wear Start Strong shirt

5-Soap For Soldiers begins

Bookmobile at Mesnier

6-No School-Professional Development Day

7- Bookmobile at Mesnier

8-Vision screening

Papa John's Pizza Night

9-Hero Day 8:30 am- Wear red, white and blue!

Big Smiles Dental at Mesnier

13-Family Fitness Night 5:30-7:00 pm

19- Mesnier Night at Texas Roadhouse

21-23 Thanksgiving Break

High Five Friday

We are looking for community groups to help start our day strong by participating in a High Five Friday. Do you know a group of at least 6 that would be interested in volunteering to give out morning high fives to our students from 7:50 am-8:10 am? Use the following link to sign up.

Cougar Compliment

Do you know an Affton School District employee, volunteer, or community partner who goes above and beyond what is expected? 

Nominate someone today: https://goo.gl/forms/gmdsgpQbh8mhuxwy2
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