Tremont Tribune - October 27, 2017
Posted 10/27/2017 06:00PM

News From Tremont

For help translating this document, use the following link:  Translate this message

Important Updates (New Info)

AM Drop Off:  Please remember that there is no supervision for students before 8:00AM.  Students should report to the gymnasium upon their arrival.  

Franklin County Auditor Student Art Contest: The 25th annual countywide Me & My Pal Drawing Contest is open to students in grades K-6.  If your child is interested the directions can be found here:

Me and My Pal Drawing Contest

Counselor Corner:  Jean Allocco, School Counselor

Last year I taught a lesson to our first and second graders using Kelso’s problem-solving strategies with friends and classmates.  We discussed small problems that occur between friends, and how they can be resolved using:  Wait and Cool Off; Go To Another Game; Share and Take Turns; Talk It Out; Walk Away; Ignore It; Tell Them To Stop; Apologize; Make a Deal.   If one or more of the strategies don’t work, ask an adult for help. I reviewed this lesson with our second grade students this month and the first graders will review it the month of November.  

November is also the month when we have volunteers come to each elementary building and teach the YES (Youth for Education and Safety) program to all our first, fourth and new students.  The program has been presented for over 35 years in the district.  It empowers our students to feel Safe, Strong and Free.  Students observe role-plays about mean behavior, stranger danger, internet safety and good touches/bad touches from Mr./Mrs. Anybody.   If you would like to volunteer please contact me.  We will present the lesson the week of November 13th throughout the district.  I will also be reviewing the program with our second, third and fifth graders.

National Award Winning Children’s Author,  Julia Cook will be at Barrington November 2nd at 7:00PM.  Childcare will be provided.  Many of her books are used during classroom lessons.  Topics that she writes about are:  listening/following directions, friendships, worry, personal safety, technology use, bullying, teamwork, stealing, personal space, and many others.

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

Fall Harvest is Approaching! On Tuesday, October 31, we will celebrateFall Harvest. This annual celebration includes our traditional visit to the merchants at Tremont Center, followed by class parties. Costumes should be school appropriate and not violent or too scary. Accessories such as weapons, pitchforks, hockey sticks, etc. should be left at home. Permission forms were due today--I have included the form here in case you did not have it to turn in. Fall Harvest Permission Form

Fall Concert: From Mr. Benedetti: I’m excited to be officially announcing our upcoming centennial celebration. This is a joint effort between Tremont, Windermere, Wickliffe, and Greensview that will take place on November 3rd at 5:00 in the Upper Arlington high school auditorium. Tremont’s full choir and guitar club will be participating, as well as several smaller acts. All 3rd grade students will contribute with a mixed-media presentations about the history of our city. Tickets will not be sold, but we will be collecting donations to help fund Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.

I also wanted to make a note about the selection process for small ensembles. Like our end-of-the-year celebration, this performance will feature some small groups singing songs with our faculty band. Because of the short time frame and limited number of spots, I hand-selected these groups based on previous experience. If your student has expressed interest in this type of performance, (solo or small-group), please have them talk to me. This year I intend to provide as many opportunities for this kind of performance as we have students interested. I really am looking forward to this collaboration and hope you are able to attend.

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

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.

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

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: 2017-2018 Tremont Activities Calendar

For an updated Tremont calendar, please visit www.uaschools.org/page.cfm?p=844.