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RISD Newsletter

Transcript of Bearkat Trax December 2014

  • Page 12 Bearkat Trax

    Parents Corner ABCs Of Student Success/ABCs de xito del Estudiante

    Written by Addie Gaines, principal at Kirbyville (Missouri) Elementary School, these mini-essays emphasize the

    important role that parents play in the achievement of your schools students.

    A is for ATTENDANCE. Attendance is a critical factor in any childs school success. Children should attend school every day, except in cases of illness or emergency. It is impossible to replace the learning that happens on any school day with make-up work. Regular attendance and promptness are good habits that are expected and appreciated at all levels of schooling and in the workplace. This year, make school a priority in your household. Commit to excellence in

    attendance. Your childs future depends on it!

    B is for BEDTIME. Awwwww, Mom! Already? Sound familiar? On average, children need 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Sleep is important for many reasons. Lack of sleep can cause kids to be hypersensitive, impatient, or cranky. It is more difficult for children to concentrate and learn when they are tired. (Some doctors even believe that during sleep the brain files away what is learned during the day.) Encouraging quiet activities such as reading just prior to bedtime offers a transition that helps children relax. Sweet dreams!

    C is for CHOICES. According to Jim Fay, author of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent, giving children choices is more effective than making demands. He suggests

    Never give choices if it might cause problems for you or anyone else. Give only two options for each choice, both equally okay with you. For example,

    Would you like peas or carrots? Or Do you want to do homework now or in 15 minutes? If the child doesnt decide within 10 seconds, make the choice for him or her.

    La A es para la ASISTENCIA. La asistencia es un factor crtico para el xito escolar de cada nio. Los nios deben asistir a escuela cada da, slo menos los casos de enfermedad o emergencia. Es imposible reemplazar el aprendizaje que ocurre durante un da escolar por medio de tareas suplentes. La asistencia regular y la prontitud son buenos hbitos que son esperados y reconocidos en todos los niveles escolares y en el ambiente de trabajar. Este ao, trate la escuela como una prioridad del hogar. Compromtase a la excelencia de asistencia. De eso depende el futuro de su hijo! La B es para BUENAS NOCHES. Ayyyyyy, Mami! Ya es hora? Se oye comn? En promedio, los nios necesitan entre 8 y 10 horas de sueo cada noche. El sueo es importante por varias razones. La falta de sueo puede causar que los nios estn sper-sensibles, impacientes, o mal-humorados. Es ms difcil concentrar y aprender cuando los nios andan cansados. (Algunos mdicos an dicen que, durante el sueo, el cerebro archiva todo lo que ha sido aprendido durante el da.) Alentar actividades quietas como leer un poco antes de la hora de dormirse provee una transicin que les ayuda a los nios a relajar. Que pasen buenas noches! La C es para CONSIDERAR VARIAS OPCIONES. Segn Jim Fay, el autor de Becoming a Love and Logic Parent (Llegando a ser un padre de amor y lgica), ofrecer

    varias opciones a los nios es ms eficaz que hacer demandas. l sugiere...

    Nunca d opciones que pueden causar problemas para usted o alguien ms.

    Para cada decisin, d slo dos opciones, ambos que estn bien para usted. Por ejemplo, Gustara guisantes

    zanahorias? O

    Quieres hacer la tarea ahorita o en 15 minutos?

    Si el nio no decide entre 10 segundos, entonces haga la

    decisin para l.

    Think Safety! The safety of our students and employees is a top priority.

    Our district and county maintains a

    Campus Crime Stoppers Hotline, 642-7660, and Wil-

    lacy County Crime Stoppers Hotline, 642-7463, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the reporting of

    illegal or suspicious activity in and around our campuses and

    facilities. If tip leads to conviction, you can earn up to

    $1,000. All callers remain anonymous.

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    Sincerely,

    Johnny I. Pineda, Superintendent

    The 2014-2015 school year got off to a great start. We began our second

    year with our full day Pre-K 4 Program. RISD believes that an investment in

    early education is one of the best investments, as it will provide our students

    with a strong solid foundation for success. We will continue to front end ed-

    ucation. We would like to remind everyone of the Footsteps2Brilliance App.

    This App will supplement the literacy skills of the youth in our community.

    Research in early childhood education indicates that students who participate

    in full day high quality Pre-K programs have a greater likelihood for academic

    success throughout their school years and beyond.

    Footsteps2Brilliance is a best practice model aimed at increasing family engagement and leveling

    the playing field for all early learners Pre-K through 3rd grade. Raymondville ISD students and

    parents living within the 78580 zip code will be able to access this literacy development program

    from any smart phone, tablet or traditional computer. The community has the capability of becom-

    ing an extension of the RISD Classroom through Footsteps2Brilliance.

    We are excited to announce the inception of a new athletic program at the middle school level.

    The RISD Board recently approved and allocated funds for a baseball and softball program. Inter-

    ested 7th and 8th grade boys and girls are asked to contact Coach Derek Solis, Middle School Ath-

    letic Coordinator.

    At the high school level we continue to enhance our dual enrollment program. RISD has increased

    the course offering through Texas A & M University Kingsville. This partnership will provide our

    high school students with the opportunity to acquire college hours while simultaneously earning

    high school credit. Qualifying students are afforded the opportunity to earn college credit hours

    on the school district dollar; thus, saving their parents and themselves money. The number of stu-

    dent participating in this program continues to grow. 9th -12th grade students that are interested

    should contact their guidance counselor for more information.

    We are very proud of our high school band as the Raymondville high school band advanced to Area

    after a 16 year absence. We are extremely pleased with the band students and our band directors

    for their hard work and their recent accomplishments. I would like to thank all of our parents for

    their dedication, commitment and assistance throughout the fall!

    As always we continue to strive for educational excellence. We encourage parent involvement and

    participation. We have and will continue to invest heavily in your childs future. We recognize your

    childs success will be our success. To that end I strongly urge parents to be in constant communi-

    cation with their childs teacher, counselor and principals. Working together we can make a differ-

    ence in the life and the future of your childs education.

    December 2014

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    Sinceramente,

    Johnny I. Pineda, Superintendent

    Tuvimos un comienzo excelente en este ao escolar del 2014-2015. Comenzamos nuestro segundo

    ao con el programa Pre-K de da completo. RISD cree que el invertir en la educacin temprana es

    la mejor decisin, ya que proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes con una fuerte base slida para el

    xito. Seguiremos guiando con la educacin delantera. Nos gustara recordar a todos del App

    Footsteps2Brilliance. Esta aplicacin permitir complementar las habilidades de literatura de los

    nios de nuestra comunidad. Investigaciones en la educacin temprana indican que los estudiantes

    que participan en programas de alta calidad de Pre-K durante todo el da, tienen una mayor proba-

    bilidad de xito acadmico en el futuro.

    Footseps2Brilliance es un modelo de buenas prcticas encaminadas a aumentar el compromiso fami-

    liar y nivelar el campo de juego para todos los alumnos Pre-K hasta 3o grado. Los estudiantes y los

    padres de Raymondville ISD que viven en el cdigo postal 78580, podrn acceder a este programa

    de literatura de cualquier telfono inteligente, tableta o computadora tradicional. La comunidad

    tiene la capacidad de convertirse en una extensin del saln de clases de RISD a travs de

    Footsteps2Brilliance.

    Estamos muy contentos de anunciar el comienzo de un nuevo programa atltico en la escuela secun-

    daria Myra Green. El Consejo Escolar de RISD aprob recientemente y asign fondos para un pro-

    grama de bisbol y softbol. Los estudiantes de 7 y 8 grado que estn interesados se les pide que

    contacten al entrenador Derek Sols, Coordinador Atltico de la Escuela Secundaria Myra Green.

    En la escuela preparatoria de Raymondville seguimos mejorando nuestro programa de doble inscrip-

    cin. RISD ha aumentado el curso que ofrece a travs de la universidad de Kingsville Texas A & M.

    Esta asociacin les ofrecer a los estudiantes de preparatoria la oportunidad de adquirir horas de

    colegio y al mismo tiempo obtener crditos de educacin de preparatoria. Los estudiantes que cali-

    fican en este programa, tienen la oportunidad de ganarse horas de crdito universitarias por medio

    del dinero del distrito escolar; por lo tanto, es una ayuda para ahorrarse en gastos colegiales de los

    estudiantes y sus padres. El nmero de alumnos participantes en este programa contina creciendo.

    Los estudiantes del grado de 9 - 12 que estn interesados en este programa, deben de com