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Eagle Flight March 2019
We must learn to fly before we can S.O.A.R
Principal's Place
D ear MH families,
We had our Trimester awards today. The Trimester Awards are designed to recognize students who Stand Out Above the Rest ( S.O.A.R. ) both inside and outside of the classroom. These students consistently strive for academic success. They align themselves with the school-wide expectations of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe.
Congratulations to everyone who received an award this Trimester.

Other news in March:
  • Report cards will be coming home soon.
  • Our Preschool, 1st and 2nd grade students will be participating in 6 weeks Nutrition classes in March.

Traffic Safety: Help us keep every child safe while riding or walking to school. Please be mindful of traffic laws, speed limits, children crossing the street, and our neighbors’ driveways during peak times. Please remember that during peak times (before and after school) that there is NO parking in the front of the school. This includes leaving the vehicle.   This area is only for drop off/pick up of students. Cars are to keep moving after students exit/enter the vehicle.  Parking is available in the parking lot or on neighboring streets. Your help with traffic safety throughout the school year is deeply appreciated. Lemon Grove Sheriff will ticket for parking in loading and unloading zones.

Respectfully,

Principal Willson

Parent Tips
Are you having challenges with your child's behavior?
Here are a few tips to develop a stronger, more peaceful connection with your child.

  • Be consistent with your expectations. Parents often overlook a certain behavior in the hope that it will pass. "But guess what? It doesn't pass." If your child bites another child, for instance, you should hold her arm and tell her that the behavior is not acceptable. If she continues, then it is time to remove her from the situation.  Sometimes a child might try to test the limits by arguing with the rules. When this happens, it is suggested that you neutralize negotiations by repeating one simple mantra as often as necessary: "I love you too much to argue."
  • Give attention to the behavior you like—not the behavior you don't. Children often act up because they want your attention, so sometimes it pays to ignore those actions you don't want to see more of. Often referred to as the "Rain on the grass, not on the weeds" principle. Tantrums and whining? Play deaf or walk away, and your child will quickly learn that there's a better way to communicate.
  • Redirect, redirect, redirect. Kids who hear "No" or "Don't" all the time tend to tune those directives out. So instead of telling your child what not to do, try offering a positive behavior to replace the misbehavior. For instance, a child acting up at the grocery store could be enlisted to help pick out oranges or rearrange the items in a grocery cart, or a kid running around a swimming pool might be challenged to walk "as if on marshmallows."
  • Don't bribe. It may be tempting to offer your child a cookie for behaving well during an outing, but try not to do that. Offering a child a reward sends the wrong message; what kids hear is "'You don't want to be very good and you have to be paid off".

Health & Wellness
Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to bring year-round heart healthy resources to you and your family.  March is  National Nutrition Month  and a great time to focus on healthy eating habits!  Simple every day choices, like adding a fruit and veggie to every meal, asking for dressing/sauces on the side or making grilled fish/meats over fried, will all add up to big results.   Make sure to check out the AHA’s March Newsletter with additional tips for the month and a heart healthy recipe!
 
Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!

Your Wellness Champion, Mrs. Katie.
For More information on the districts Health and Wellness Policy click here .
Upcoming Events
Dr. Seuss Week : Monday March 4th - 8th 2019
Book Fair : Tuesday March 5th -March 12th
Book Fair will be open starting next Tuesday.
AFTER SCHOOL only!
If you would like to volunteer at our Book Fair please email our PTA at montereyheightsPTA@gmail.com

Spring Picture Day
Spring Picture day is on Thursday March 14th.
Flyers have gone home with information.
Spring Dance
Friday March 29th 2019
If you would like to volunteer in our Dance Committee please email our Volunteer Coordinator: ypreciado@lemongrovesd.net

Message from PTA
Penny Challenge has been such a fun experience. For sure a FUN draiser we will have to do again! Thank you for your support. Winners will be announce as soon as possible.

We have Spirit Wear for sale stop by the office from 10:45am - 2:30pm to purchase your new gear!

Yearbooks: You can pre-order a yearbook TODAY by visiting TREERING !

If you would like to share pictures for the yearbook please send them to ypreciado@lemongrovesd.net
Stay Connected
Visitor Policy:
Starting January 8, 2019, all visitors entering a school campus will be required to sign in with their identification card to be scanned by the Raptor system. We appreciate your cooperation with this new procedure and anticipate you will find this to be one more way we are making the Lemon Grove School District a safe place for our Lemon Grove Learners to be their very best.

The Lemon Grove School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, at any district school or school activity. Title IX Coordinator Edward Caballero ecaballero@lemongrovesd.net 619-825-5728. Equity Compliance Officer Dr. Yolanda Rogers yrogers@lemongrovesd.net 619-825-5712