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Thursday, September 19, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Nine OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Sheila Taylor, Principal I have truly enjoyed our first few weeks of school. Oviatt Elementary is a wonder- ful environment with a hard-working and supportive staff. The students are so en- joyable with their smiles, caring hearts and the eagerness to learn. Saying Good-bye: I have two children and with both of them there was appre- hension, fear and nervousness about going into school by themselves during their kindergarten year. As a parent, it is hard to see our children go through these feel- ings. We know in life everyone goes through the good times, scary times, nervous times and hard times, but as a parent we want to shelter our kids from as much as we can. Looking back through my own experiences and experiences of my children, when we go through these harder emotions is when we leam the most. I saw confi- dence in my children when they accomplished a difficult task on their own. This doesn't happen overnight but happens in steps and each child is different. Keep in mind there is a fine line between helping and enabling. If you continually "help" or "guide" your child, you can give them the impression that they cannot do it on their own. But if you give them the tools and encouragement to do things on their own, you will see their confidence grow. There were times with my own chil- dren where they were scared and had a hard time with something. I took these opportunities to talk to my children and help them know what to do in those situa- tions. We cannot always be there for our children, so it is so important to give them the encouragement, confidence and strategies to handle situations that will come up. Working in the schools I have seen how well andquickly children adapt. I think sometimes it is harder on the parent than it is on the child. Be assured there are people here who care and will assist your child when they are nervous and ursure. The staff here truly loves and cares for your children. I am continually impressed each day on how caring, patient, understanding and encouraging the staff is wth all the children. Thank you to those who have been working on saying good-bye at the dot as your child arrives to school. Thank you to the parents who have been waitin out- side to pick up your children after school. There are procedures in place to help the school run as smoothly as we can for 620 students. Work with your child tohelp them transition to saying good-bye at the door and coming out with their clasl. We are here to help your child grow academically and socially. If you are having diffi- culty, ask us to help you and we can provide the next step in your child's indepen- dence. For our preschool program we do ask parents to bring their children inO the building to their classrooms. By kindergarten, we would like to see students walking into the building and going to class with their classmates. As I mentioned before, each child may need different steps to help them become more independent. One suggestion would be to tell your child you will say good- bye,at the door, but will.come and join them for lunch. It gives your child something to look forward to and gets them through the day with a break half-way through the SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *DR. DONNAGRANT FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *JOHN PHILLIPS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 981-0434 or 981-4293 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 day. Another way is to write a nice note for your childtelling them how proud you are of them and how much you love them and leaving the note in their backpack or lunch box for them to find during the day. If you need ideas and help, feel free to call me here at Oviatt. Working together we can help our children accomplish great things. I am so proud of the students and how well they are adapting to the new year. I am here to help in any way that I can and I appreciate your continued support. Norwalk Music Boosters Minutes for September 2013 www.norwalkmusic and seat plates. Orderstand agreement. A com- boosters.com forms are available on the mittee will be formed for Mt eting held Tuesday, music booster's website, further discussion. September 3, 2013 Fundraising Programs: *AnneHe Campbell will High school band room, 7 * Dave Campbell plans inquire about publicity in p.m. on making 2013-14 March- the Norwalk paper for Teacher Reports: ing Band, Show Choir and Fine Arts activities. Elementary: Jazz Band DVDs for sale. *Norwalk music-re- * Mr. Hardy reported Several others will help - lated apparel is available about 120 5th graders are with videotaping, through JJ Designs, www. starting band this year. * Younker's Commu- myjjdesigns.com. Middle School: nity Day coupon books Mark Your Calendars: Mrs. Nielsen reportedwill be sold in November. Music Boosters 2013-2014 numbers are up in 7th *Lists are being made Meeting Dates grade choir; a second sec- for this year's program October 1, October 31, tion has been added. Stu- advertisers. December 5, January 7, dents planning to audition *Tracee Saltz has agreed February 11, April 3, May for OPUS can use vocal to chair the fruit sale 1 music department iPads to fundraiser and Cal's din- Treasurers Report-Avail- help learn their parts,ner again this year. able on request Mr. Huen reported the*Mrs. Krupke is plan,Next Meeting :, number of students in ning on hosting a Pam- If you have a child in K- middle school band is up pered Chef fundraiser in 12 Norwalk music, you are 30 over last year. November. already a Booster. Join us High School: Misc. at our next meeting Tues- Show Choir rehearsals *Jeny Schoenhard day, Oct. 1, in the high are underway, brought a proposal to let school band room. If a student sold more Norwalk parents raise than $100 of fruit for the funds for college musicRespectfully submitted, Booster's fundraiser last expenses through the JodiHenke, 2013/2014 year, they are eligible for a Wells Fargo concession Secretary $35 reimbursement for summer lessons. Hard copies of this form are available in the high school band room, as well as the list of who is eligible. *Mr. Krupke presented an example of a "Memory Banner" that will be sold as a choir trip fundraiser. Banners can be personal- ized with name, class year, activities, etc. They will sell for $35 each. Notable Donors Campaign *Dave Campbell is in- stalling more wall plaques clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 High School Activities 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) 981-1850 Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) 981-1005 Transportation Office (Bus Barn) 981-0016 Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 II I I I BEDWELL GARDENS & GREENHOUSE is offering fall workshops Wed Sept. 25 through Wed Nov. 6 Bring a friend and *Create a succulent garden *Make a beautiful succulent wreath *Landscape a fairy garden (Great adult/child activity) *Arrange an outdoor winter bouquet All supplies provided. Call for times, prices and to pre-register. 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