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First day of school is August 15, 2017

Alta Sierra Library Summer Hours

The library will be open this summer 9am-1pm and 6-8pm
on the following Tuesdays:
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 18
July 25
Aug 01
A.R. points earned over the summer count toward next school years' total!

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2017
2017
Fourth grade field trip
STEAM winners

STEAM Winners


Creating Art

Creating Art

TK
Learning about the mail system.
Kindergartners learning about the mail system.
Classroom reading times.
Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!



Garden crafts.
Puppet shows.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Making wreaths.

Making wreaths.

Art at Rood Center
Art displayed at Rood Center
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Superhero Day!
5th grade
Monsters Inc. - Staff
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!


Roar!
2nd grade 2016
Halloween Parade - 5th graders
Halloween parade - running!
Jag-a-thon
Hello, you surprised me
Jag-a-thon - part deux
The grand stage
Speech!
Jog-a-thon - still going
Jog-a-ton - cooling down
Pet art
Art wall (2)
Moooo
Sheriffs on horses
Holidays in the MPR
Thumbs up!
Tree wall art
Wee calf
Let's grill!
Produce cart
Encore!

News & Announcements

Alta Sierra Library Summer Hours

summer

The library will be open this summer 9am-1pm and 6-8pm
on the following Tuesdays:
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 18
July 25
Aug 01
A.R. points earned over the summer count toward next school years' total!

Last Day of School

summer

The last day of school is Thursday June 8th.
We will dismiss at 12:00.
Thank you all for a GREAT year!

Three Piggy Opera

3 piggys

What a treat! The first grade classes of Mrs. Beahm and Mrs. Merrill presented the Three Piggy Opera to a packed house of parents and family. The enthusiastic singing and performing made this clever musical a joy to experience.

Principal's Message

Talking to Your Kids
 
You pick your child up from school and ask what he did that day, and the answer is, “I don’t know” or, “Nothing.”  It’s much easier to say, ‘I don’t know" than describe the whole day.  

To help your child, ask specific questions that include a prompt, like, “What did you like better today, snack time or circle time?”  More general questions, such as, “Who did you play with?” or, “Did you sing any songs today?” can help them focus and relate their feelings and stories.

If your kid does mention something negative from her day, you should of course show concern, but make sure you don’t overreact.  Kids sometimes shut down based on your reactions.  A kid will have a fine day, but one thing happened that they’re upset about. You hear this and panic. If you show alarm on your face, your child might stop sharing this type of information, thinking it makes you too upset. Instead, empathize with your son, tell him how crummy it must have felt to have that toy grabbed from him, and then move on.

With some kids, starting to ask questions as soon as you pick them up may be a mistake. Don’t start an interrogation as soon as you arrive for pickup or the moment you all walk in the front door.  Spend a few minutes reconnecting with your kid just by being present. If you say something simple like, ‘Hey bud, I missed you. Let me take your backpack,’ chances are he’ll start to open up.

When you’re shuttling your kid from school to an activity and then home for dinner and homework, or you’re working full-time and don’t see your kid until 6 p.m., you might find it hard to fit in a few minutes to connect. Work some parent-kid time into your day, like right after dinner. Sitting down to do a focused activity together—even just 10 minutes of coloring or a puzzle—can create that space where your kid starts to feel like talking.   I learned the most from my children while on short drives into town or just to drive to look at the river.   Consider sharing a few details from your own day to encourage conversation This also teaches kids that everyone has good days and bad days, no matter how old you are.

Keep in mind that if you ignore or brush off your kid when she is rattling on about the latest video game or a funny thing that happened in her classroom that day, you’re missing an opportunity to show you are a good listener.  If she sees you are not listening, she will stop talking.

Open communication will help you build a deep relationship with your children.  When troubles inevitably arise, a solid foundation of trust and knowledge will allow for quick recognition and resolution.
 

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Events

Baskin-Robbins Night
Date: 7/6/2017, 2 PM 8 PM
Location: 151 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949, USA
Baskin-Robbins Night
Date: 8/3/2017, 2 PM 8 PM
Location: 151 W McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA 95949, USA
Band Assembly
Date: 8/18/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Band Information Night - at Magnolia
Date: 8/23/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Magnolia Gym
Instrument Fitting Appointments
Date: 8/29/2017, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

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