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\ I Thursday, November 18, 2010 State Dance Soloists N/Warren Town and County News OVIATT ELEMENTARY By Dr. Laura Sivadge Preschool-K Principal and Rodney Martinez lst-2nd Principal Page Nine Six members of the Norwalk Dance Team competed in the Class IV State Solo competition at Pella High School Saturday, Nov. 6. Sarah Adams, Kelsi Burnett, Emily Dickel, Kelsey Johnston, Janie Myers and Amanda Torgerson performed very well and they all received Division 1 ratings. Janie Myers came away with first place honors at the competition. Pictured, left to right: Emily Dickel, Kelsi Burnett, Kelsey Johnston, Janie Myers, Amanda Torgerson and Sarah Adams. Photo submitted. Norwalk Wrestling d umni dV ght (NAPS)--Mango and Bacon Barbecue Pizza is both crowd-pleasing and easy to How to Succeed with School Personnel No child sails through his or her entire school life without at least a few rough waters. Sometimes it is a classmate who is causing problems. Sometimes it is an issue of how the teacher handles the class or treats a child. Sometimes it is a big misunder- standing. In addition, yes, sometimes the problem is even with your child. No matter what the issue, there are some tried-and-true ways to make dealing with problems at school much smoother. Start with the teacher. The best first step is to call your child's teacher and set up a phone conference to discuss the problem. Often, the next step is a face-to-face meeting at the school, ei- ther with or without your child. Only if the problem is still unresolved should you take it to the next level-a meeting with the principal. Do not be afraid. Many of us feel like children again when we have to meet with the teacher or )t principal. While these educators are in positions of authority, they are also adults just like you who are interested in your child's education andeager to make the situation better. Do not worry that raising issues with them will hurt your child in the classroom. Leaving problems unresolved can be more problematic. Think positively. In preparation for a meeting with school personnel, envision that everything will work out for the best. A positive attitude makes it easier for everyone to calmly dis- cuss the issues and find solutions. Get the facts-from both sides. make. Mangos provide a bal- Sit down with your child and write down his or her version of the situation. If it is For the first time ever, the wrestling staff at Norwalk ance ofimpo ant nutrients a problem with grading or schoolwork, bring along examples of papers that illus- ] High School are excited to invite all Alumni of the including 20 essential vita- trate your points. Then go through the issues with the teacher and listen to his or her Nrwalk Wrestling Prgram back t enjy the seasn mins and minerals" Fr perspective" "i opening dual versus the Little Dutch of Pella at 6 p.m. recipesand instructions on how to select and cut a Take off the rose-colored glasses. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Norwalk High School Gym. mango, visit www.mango.org. It is hard to hear a teacher say that your child is having issues in class, but the All Norwalk Wrestling alumni will get free admis- [ situation will not improve unless you understand the teacher's side of things as well. sion to the meet. There will be a very short recognition Use some psychology. - i of all wrestling alumni in attendance, which will occur No matter how frustrated you are, you can make the situation bet, ter if you offer between the JV and Varsity wrestling matches, positive comments. For example, if you are meeting with your child s teacher think of the good things you have heard about the class. 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Have the teacher make a copy of the list for both of you and then schedule a follow-up appointment to.see what progress has been made. i~ Follow-up on your end. ".~ If a teacher has asked you to Work on some issues with your child at home, it is ii! important that you do so. You certainly expect the teacher to follow-through with i i what he or she has promised, and it is only fair that you do the same. Be realistic. Not every school year will be perfect. Sometimes, children and teachers just do not "click." However, by dealing with situations calmly and by focusing on the solu- .I tions-not the problems-you will be making the best of the vear for you and your child. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration 981-0676 High School (Grades 10-12) 981-4201 High School Acti ,ities 981-4204 Eastview 8/9 School 981-9655 Middle 6/7 School 981-0435 Lakewood Elementary (Grades 4-5) 981-1850 Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-3) 981-1005 Transportation Office (Bus Barn) 981-0016 Food Service/Nutrition Office 981-9876 Building & Grounds Office 981-0917 (NAPS)--The Energizer Reality Check Survey found that 42% of people polled took fewer steps every day than they originally guessed. Moreover, 36% of those who overestimated were off by 4,000 or more. ] 1 NrdVlC In. ura Cc auies COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR COMMUNfTY~ $I$ Many famih'eh have found a new and eco-friendly way to get where they need to go: a vehicle known as the E-Z- GO 2Five. 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