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Eagles are Kind, Responsible, and Respectful
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Minute to Win It!

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Is that one of Charlie's Angels?

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The designer for our Caught Ya tickets!

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Art Docent - 1st Grade

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4th grade at Maidu Museum and Historic Site

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The Science of Magic
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The Science of Magic
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Music in the Mountains music instruction at Alta Sierra

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Chef's Tasting with Sierra Harvest

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Guest Chef - Cabbage Tacos

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Fixed mindset!  OH NO!

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Growth mindset WINS!

The Evil Fixed Mindset!

The Dastardly Fixed Mindset!

Kindness
Swings
Rope Net
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Coloring Project from Mrs. Welch's 2nd grade submitted to Post 130

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Mrs. Welch's class wrote letters for Veteran's Day and submitted to Post 130
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P.P.E. Halloween
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4th grade Toys for Tots donations


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Happy Campers

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Learning to play together!  Notice the sorting going on?
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Mrs. Beahm's class continued our KINDNESS theme in their class

Water Safety
water safety
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Kindness Ninjas!

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Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!



Monsters Inc. - Staff
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!


News & Announcements

100th Day of School

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Its a tradition! It's a fun way for students to connect to place value.
The 100th day of school is Friday February 3, 2023

Nurturing Parenting

Parents: Alta Sierra will be holding FREE parenting classes this spring. The classes are Tuesdays: 5:30 -7:30 pm ** April 11 - May 30 Class includes pizza and childcare.

Principal's Message

Talking to your kids makes them smarter!  
 
Its not so much the quantity of words that you exchange with your children, it is the quality of interaction between parents and young children that predicts language skills.  And language skills are strongly linked to reading.  Our brains are built for language but we have to train our brains specifically for reading.
 
An easy thing to add to your parenting is to be aware of how you are answering your child's questions. For example, if a child asks the question, “Why is there a battery?,” a simple answer could be, “To make it work.” That’s not wrong but it’s not very informative.   A more detailed response may be “The battery is there to give the toy power. When the batteries are connected to these buttons, then the toy will work because it has power.   Students that receive detailed answers remember the answer and apply it to future problems.   
 
So please, reduce hand held screen time and have conversations with your children.  The word deficit used to only be seen in lower income demographics but we are seeing this same deficit at all income levels.   Kids behind screens are listening but not interacting.  Language development requires interaction.
 
Social Media?  More like anti-social media.
 
If you are thinking about adding social media for your child, please reconsider!  Social media is directly linked to depression in youth, especially young girls.  I have heard of it called being "Alone on the Phone".  A former Facebook employee testified before Congress that the company's social media platforms are dangerous for children, often leading to depression and anxiety.   
 
https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/
 
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/after-facebook-and-instagram-bombshells-should-parents-keep-kids-off-social-media
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Events

Farmer Visit 1st - 2nd graders
Date: 2/2/2023, 8 AM 11 AM
Early Release 1:05PM
Date: 2/3/2023
PTC Meeting Library
Date: 2/8/2023, 6 PM 7 PM
PTC Meeting Library
Date: 2/8/2023, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: https://prsd-us.zoom.us/j/88013994448?pwd=aGFIQi91TUJ1MnZNejdYakZQd1poUT09
Early Release 1:05PM
Date: 2/10/2023

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