Friday, January 28, 2011

Friday, January 28

We managed to get the kids outside  this week!  We have noticed that the kids are starting to have a tougher time with inside recess.  When we have so many days in a row of inside recess, the kids get tired of their options and they get very antsy!  The teachers also notice a difference in student focus and attention in the afternoon if they do not get to move around and get fresh air during recess.  On Thursday, it was still a little cold, so we just took the kids on a lap around the building to get fresh air in their lungs and to get their bodies moving.  I am hopeful that we will be outside today!

We have seen an increase in student illness, which is not uncommon at this time of the year.  When we are all enclosed in a building all day, every day, it creates a breeding ground for germs.  We have asked our custodians to spend more time on table and desk surfaces, and we have increased the number of times we clean the water fountains.  Please encourage your child to wash his/her hands regularly, and be sure to keep your child home if he/she has a fever or has vomitted.  Let's hope that the Groundhog tells us that spring is just around the corner!

I look forward to seeing everyone at the concert on Thursday.  I have heard the students practicing their songs and can tell you that you are in for a great night!  I will be sending an e-mail with tips and reminders for the concert.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Back to Blogging!

I have not been good about keeping up with my blogs!  I would, however, like for this to be an active and effective source of communication.  Therefore my New Year's resolution is to make every effort to blog once a week.  If I do not have new and important news to share, I will just share some funny, sweet, exciting, or encouraging sights that I observe throughout the week at Prairieland. 

For now, I would like to make sure that everyone is aware of our phone number changes.  For most of this year, our old numbers still worked, but soon only our new numbers will work.  Here are the new numbers:

Office- 557-4424
Attendance- 557-4473

Have a wonderful weekend!