Good Evening Mariner Families,
We hope you all had an amazing week this week! Check out the Board Retreat notes sent out from our communications department!
Just a reminder, there will be no school tomorrow, January 25th or Friday, January 26th for Teacher Workdays.
Volunteers are needed for Fuel Up to assist in packing and delivering weekly backpack food bags. Find more details and sign up here: https://fuelupkids.ch2v.com/
Morning Car Riders
Parents, please wait for the 7:30 bell to ring and for staff members to be present outside before you let your student out of the car in the morning for the safety of students. Thank you!
Staff Support Updates
Families generously donated staff breakroom supplies earlier in the year, and they've just about run out of coffee! Let's keep them warm and energized here in these winter months, and let's add some snack treats for the new year! You can find the wishlist of needs here to have things shipped directly to the school, or you can pick up similar items and drop them off at the front office, indicating they are for the breakroom. Thanks for your help in treating our incredible Mariner staff!
Jump Rope for Heart
Our Kids Heart Challenge program kicks off on Tuesday! Over the next 2 weeks, our school will have fun working together to raise money for the American Heart Association, promoting healthy hearts and continuing to learn about the value of physical activity!
*** Last year we also earned over $800 in PE equipment thanks to YOUR generosity to the Kids Heart Challenge!!
Students can earn their own “Heart Hero Character” backpack key chains (and much more) this year by visiting http://www2.heart.org/goto/
In the Zones Update for Parents:
Over the past two weeks, all students received a small copy of a "Which zone am I in?" reminder to keep at their desk. During morning meeting time, teachers discussed with students ways to cope with their feelings in each of the Zones in order to get back to the Green zone. Please use this tool at home. Here are 2 ways you can do so: 1 - Talk about strategies when your child is in the blue, yellow or red zones. 2- Celebrate your child when they use a strategy to calm themselves down.
Check out the “What Zone am I in?” visual.
Sign up here for February PTA work group sessions at the Cole Park store to earn money for the grade level or Specials’ teacher of your choice. Here are the dates: Tuesday, February 21st, from 6:30-8:30, and Sunday, February 25th, from 1-3. Students 10 and up can volunteer with a parent, and you can earn 50% off purchases when you work.
If you find your child’s behavior challenging from time to time, check out Ask the Kid Whisperer - Parent Blog for amazingly effective methods to help your child and your stress level.
Important Dates to Remember
January 24th End of 2nd Quarter
January 25th & 26th Teacher Work Days (no school for students)
February 1st Report Cards Sent Home
February 6th Reading Check-Ins 4th & 5th Grades
February 7th Math Check-Ins 3rd-5th Grades
February 19th Optional Teacher Workday (no school for students)
PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session, Tuesday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30 sign up
PTA Thrift Shop Work Group Session, Sunday, February 25th from 1-3 sign up
Important Links to Remember
School lunch K12 payment system (Pay Cafeteria Balances)
Have an amazing weekend!