The Regular School Board of Trustees Meeting has been changed to Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6:30 PM CST. The meeting will be held at the Central Office.

A Growth Mindset

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Some children are born with an inner drive to keep trying over and over when they fail. Most children aren’t, though, and it is up to us to help them see that failing is actually the key to succeeding.

Teaching our children the word YET is key. They may come to you and say, “I don’t know how to read” or “I can’t ride a 2 wheeler” or “I can’t get good grades.” We need to teach them to add the word “yet” to the end of those sentences so they start to realize that these things take time and with the right mindset, they will happen!

Sit down with your child and list out things that they now do, that at one time they thought were hard. Have them tell you that with practice they learned to do hard things. They are able to do hard things! Using this type of thinking and dialogue around our children will teach them that by trying, failing and learning from their mistakes, they will succeed at doing hard things.

Preschool Sign Ups

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Oregon Davis Elementary will be accepting signups for preschool throughout the rest of this school year for the 2018-19 school year. Please stop by the elementary office to fill out a brief information sheet and bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. A child is eligible to attend preschool if he or she is 4 or 5 years old and will be entering kindergarten during the 2018-19 or 2019-20 school year.

The Benefits of Reading Books

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It is our goal that every student develops a passion for reading. We provide many opportunities on a daily basis for students to be exposed to a variety of texts. Every once and awhile, we are faced with the question, “Why do we have to read?” Here are a variety of ways to answer this question.

  1.      Reading exercises your brain.
  2.      Reading increases your ability to empathize with others.
  3.      Reading improves concentration and focus.
  4.      Reading helps develop creativity.
  5.      Reading is entertaining.
  6.      Reading provides knowledge and information.
  7.      Reading enriches language and vocabulary.
  8.      Reading reduces stress and puts you in a better mood.

March is Reading Month

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Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. Oregon-Davis has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your student. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March, and beyond.

  1.      Go Book Shopping. This can be done anywhere from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or the library. Ask friends, librarians and teachers for some great book recommendations.
  2.      Get Comfortable. Designate a special spot in your house for reading. Fill it with pillows, blankets and books. It doesn’t have to be big.
  3.      Set Aside Family Reading Time. It is a lot easier to get everyone reading if everyone is doing it together. Set aside a designated amount of time each night. This may include reading a book as a family or everyone reading on their own.
  4.      Celebrate With a Movie. As a family you can choose a book that also has a movie. After you read the book together, you can all settle in and watch the movie together. You can even have a discussion about which one you thought was better and why.

This Month Students will Take the ISTEP+

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This month students will be taking the ISTEP+ assessment. While teachers have been dedicated to preparing students academically for this test, parents have a role in the test taking process as well. Please make sure your child receives the following on test days:

*Make sure your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test

*Make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast

*Keep a positive attitude about assessments

*Talk about the assessment with your child, as this can reduce stress

*Encourage your child to do their best

We wish the best of luck to all students taking the ISTEP+ this month.

 

The Importance of Breakfast

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Mornings can be hectic trying to get everyone ready and out the door, but skipping breakfast to help save time can actually be doing your child harm when it comes to learning. Research shows that students who eat breakfast before school typically:

    *Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math

    *Score higher on standardized tests

    *Have better concentration and memory

    *Are more alert

    *Maintain a healthy weight

    Don’t have time for a healthy breakfast at home? Check out our school breakfast options that are being served every morning!

You’re Invited

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The Oregon-Davis School Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Administration Building, 5998 North 750 East, Hamlet, IN. You are invited to attend these meetings.