Tremont Tribune - October 6, 2017
Posted 10/06/2017 06:00PM

News From Tremont

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Important Updates (New Info)

Updated Calendar:  The calendar at the end of the newsletter has been expanded to give you a better idea of events occurring over the next few months.

Discussing Tragic Events With Children:  As adults we struggle to make sense of the tragedies we are seeing around us.  We also struggle as teachers and parents.  Do we discuss these incidents with our children?  How do we do so?  The following articles are a very good starting point as we wrestle with these thoughts.
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/nine_tips_for_talking_to_kids_about_trauma

Cough Drops:  The district will no longer provide cough drops to students at the elementary level.  There are several reasons behind this decision including  the risk of choking in younger students, students who don't really need them but are frequent visitors to the clinic, and the short lived efficacy of the medicine itself.  We will encourage students to drink plenty of water either at the drinking fountain or from personal water bottles to relieve sore throat pain, and will continue to offer warm salt water gargles in the clinic.   Parents can provide cough drops for their own children by filling out the following form and submitting it, along with the cough drops, to the nurse’s office.

http://www.uaschools.org/page.cfm?p=1034

Fall Festival:  We are one week out from the Fall Festival!  Hope to see you Friday, October 13, from 5-8:30PM!  See the flyer at the end of this newsletter for opportunities to volunteer!

Gallup Poll for 5th grade students - October 20th  

Research indicates that students who feel engaged in and hopeful about their school experience perform better academically and have a more positive outlook on the future.  For this reason, our district has chosen to participate in the Gallup Student Poll.  This Poll is a brief collection of the students thoughts, and feelings about school.  We use this anonymous information to guide our practice around making sure that, as educators, we are connecting with all students.

There is nothing for you to do unless you want to opt your child out of the brief survey that will take place in the 5th grade classroom.

Important Reminders (from previous newsletters -- but still important!)

Tremont Parent Guidebook:  Please take a moment to look over the parent guidebook on the Tremont website.  It contains answers to many frequently asked questions, and also provides phone numbers for school personnel. Parent Guidebook

Lost and Found:  The lost and found is overflowing with jackets and other student possessions.  Please take a look when you are in the building.

Access STAR Reports:  Parents can access their children’s STAR reports via the Parent STAR access website.  If you had an account last year it is still active.  If you need an account the process can be found at Parent Access Guide.  Reference documents and other information related to STAR can be found here: Parent Guide to STAR.

Attendance: If you need to change your child's daily schedule (pick up for an appointment, change of lunch plans, etc.) or after school arrangements, please e-mail the attendance e-mail tremontattendance@uaschools.org or call 614-487-5170 ext 6060.  This will help us relay the message to the appropriate teacher before the change needs to occur.  Refrain from e-mailing the teacher, as teachers are not able to check e-mail every hour (or could be absent for the day), and therefore would not receive the message in time to let your child know.

Technology: For more information on our one-to-one technology program, please visit www.uaschools.org/personalizedlearning or email familytechhelp@uaschools.org.

Transportation:  (Before and After School)  If your child rides the UA transportation buses and you are making changes to your child’s after school care, please notify transportation of the changes. BusStopHelp@uaschools.org

Get your formal Volunteer Badge!  Visit:      http://www.uaschools.org/page.cfm?p=1019
The entire process only takes a few minutes, and the district covers the expense for you. Once your form is processed, Central Office will contact you by the email you submitted, and ask you to come to CO at 1950 N. Mallway Dr. to get your Photo taken.

Nutritional Services:  Families can now access the district’s new, easy-to-access digital lunch menu system! You can find a link to menus for the start of the school year on our website at www.uaschools.org/menus as well as directions on how to access these menus through an app for your phone or tablet. You’ll also find information about how to print the menus and how to learn more about nutritional content and allergens for menu items.

Food and Allergies:  In accordance with our district allergy policy, we are not allowing students to bring food to school to celebrate their birthdays.  Students can donate a game, or bring non-food items to pass out in class.  Thank you for observing our request as the safety of all students is our priority.

Mark Your Calendars! The 2017 Fall Festival is on October 13th 5:30 - 8pm. The Fall Festival is a night of fun and games for all Tremont families! See the attached flyer for more information.

Tremont Hunger Warriors Pack Again

Be the change that you want to see!
SERVE, LEAD, AND SUCCEED!

Last year, Tremont Hunger Warriors packed over 1,500 lunches!

October 2017

Dear Tremont Families,

Tremont students have partnered with the Holy Family Soup Kitchen & Outreach located on Grubb St.

for the entire school year. This agency has been helping the needy and feeding the poor since 1877. Currently, the soup kitchen serves hot meals to approximately 300 people each day and our “woods bags” contribute to the great need in our community.

****We will have our 1st packing session on Wednesday October 18, 2017. Please help us fill this need in our community by sending donations with your child by Tuesday, October 17th.  Labeled plastic bins are located in the hallway and well marked.

After our recent inventory, our current needs are:

Grades K/1: individually packaged fruit cups or fruit snacks
Grade 2: juice boxes
Grade 3: juice boxes
Grade 4: bottled water
Grade 5: bottled water

All students: plastic grocery bags (bags will be doubled to ensure food stays intact during transportation).

Thank you in advance for supporting this school-wide partnership!

Our next packing date will be November 8th!

Thank you so much for your help and donations in advance! This is not possible with you!

2017-2018 Tremont Service Learning Committee

Mark Your Calendars!  

 

 

2017-2018 Tremont Activities Calendar

OCTOBER

 

 

 

13

Fall Festival – 5:30-8:00pm

 

16

NO SCHOOL for Students/Elementary Conferences

 

16-27

Elementary Conference Window

 

17

Tremont Conference Evening 4:00-7:00pm

 

18

2nd Grade to Indian Village (1/2 Dahman’s class/Potts/Prout 8:45-10:30)

(1/2 Dahman’s class/May/Spires 12:15-2:00)

 

18

Packing For the Streets - 11:00-12:00

 

19

Town Meeting – Gym – 10:00am

 

20

5th Grade to Jones for Jones Fall Production 8:30-10:00am

 

23

Picture Retake and Class Picture Day

 

24

Tremont Conference Evening – 4:00-7:00pm

 

25

4th Grade to Ohio History Connection Lesseuer/McClellan 9:20-2:00

 

26

No KG Class – Early Dismissal for Grades 1-5 at 11:05

 

27

4th Grade to Ohio History Connection Rekstis/Porterfield 9:20-2:00

 

31

Fall Harvest Parties and School wide parade to Tremont Center

 

31

Beggar's Night in UA

 

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

6

End of 1st Trimester

 

7

No School for All Students – Staff Professional Development Day & Election Day

 

8

Packing For the Streets - 11:00-12:00

 

9

Lunch Buddies at UA Senior Center – 11:00-12:00

 

11

Progress Reports go home

 

13-17

Tremont Book Fair Week

 

14

TSA General Meeting – 6:30-7:30 - Cafeteria

 

22, 23, 24

Thanksgiving Holiday – No School

 

 

 

DECEMBER

   
 

6

Packing For the Streets - 11:00-12:00

 

14

Lunch Buddies at UA Senior Center – 11:00-12:00

 

21

Holiday Parties – TBA

 

22-Jan 4

Winter Break – No School



Save the Date for Fall Fest