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Word of the month: Honesty

Help us teach your children about this character word of the month! 

Definition: truthfulness, sincerity,. or fairness

Ways to show HONESTY:

  • Some times it can be hard to tell friend show you really feel, especially if a friend hurt your feelings on accident.  Talk to that person privately about hwo you feel.  It may make things better.
  • Spreading rumors is another way of lying and can hurt others.  Stop rumors by refusing to spread them.  You have the power to help others!
  • Tell the truth, even if that means you will get in trouble.  Take responsibility for your actions.  The consequences you receive for lying are worse.
  • Tell the truth.  Others will trust you more.
  • To keep friends, you must be honest.  Without that trust, a friend will not feel safe talking to you.
  • Set a good example.  Tell the truth and expect the same in return.
  • Honesty builds trust.  If you always tell the truth, others will count on you when they need a friend.  You will be the one your friends want to talk to.
  • Honesty will help you at school.  If you nicely explain your thoughts and feelings to your teacher, school counselor, principal, or another adult, he or she can help you.
  • If you are honest with your friends, they are more likely to be honest with you.  That makes your friendships stronger.
  • If you are nervous about telling someone how you feel, try writing them a nice letter.  That way, you can say everything you want to say without being too nervous.
  • “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” -Mark Twain
  • “A half truth is a whole lie.” -Yiddish Proverb

Second Cup of Coffee

2nd Wednesday of the month.

When:  October 12.  

Time:  8:30 a.m.

 

School Community Council Nominations and Elections!

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS FOR THE 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR ARE SEPTEMBER 12TH THRU THE 23RD.  THE ELECTIONS WILL BE IN THE RILEY OFFICE FROM 8:05 AM UNTIL 3:30 PM.  POSITIONS ARE FOR TWO YEARS (ALTHOUGH SERVING THE FULL TWO-YEAR TERM IS NOT A REQUIREMENT).  THERE IS A MEETING EVERY MONTH AND MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO REPRESENT PARENTS ON THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL.  WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM ALL AREAS OF THE COMMUNITY.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OR YOURSELF, VISIT THE RILEY OFFICE OR FOYER AND WRITE THE PERSON’S NAME ON THE NOMINATION FORM BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9THCOME SEPTEMBER 12-23 TO CAST YOUR SECRET BALLOT FOR SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL!

Parents' Right to Know

You have a right to access the qualifications and certifications of the teachers who work with your children.  We have this information available in the front office if you are interested.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Why do we have it?  We have increased the number of students eating breakfast from 50% to over 90%.  Students are more likely to eat rather than just play in the morning when they have a structured classroom environment. 

How can parents support it?  We ask that parents drop their children off at the cafeteria doors and then leave.  This helps us transition smoothly into the school day.  It stalls the start of our school day if parents are helping with breakfast bags or other beginning of the day routines.  We love to teach our Riley schools how to be independent in the morning.  For younger students, they get a little more emotional if parents stay to see them through the breakfast line.  Thanks for your help with this.

Where does the model come from?  This is a model that is being experimented with in many parts of the country.  Riley teachers and administration observed schools in Ogden School District to see how to design our program.

We are always willing to hear your feedback about how to improve our Breakfast in the Classroom Program.

  

   

 

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