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January 9th, 2018

Welcome to The Paw Print! Here is what’s happening at Edgar Road:

January Home/School Connection Questions
At this time of year, we usually talk about resolutions or refresh our goals from the start of the school year. As a family, this might be a good time to ask these questions:

What goals or resolutions have you thought about for this year?
What goals could we set as a family to work toward together?
Sometimes, people pick one word that encompasses their resolution. For example, if I want to declutter and make things a little easier around my house, I might pick the word “simplify”. What word could you pick that would remind you of your goals when you see it?

From The Secretary
Calling all Edgar Road Students! Do you have a special talent you would like to share? Edgar Road’s annual Talent Show is coming up on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM. Please see the enclosed link for online registration or pick up a registration form in the office.
Link to online registration:
https://goo.gl/forms/GeF0xrjaReaDCgGo1

Welcome to the Six Flags® Read to Succeed Six Hour Reading Club! Your child’s school is participating in an exciting program that encourages students in grades K through 6 to read for fun. Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline listed on the bottom of this page is eligible for a free admission ticket, valid at the St. Louis Six Flags Theme Park. The deadline is Friday, February 15, 2019.

Winter Webster Reads
Talking and writing about books at home and during school breaks is highly beneficial to maintain and even improve reading skills.
To earn a FREE book, please read the number of books listed for your grade level. Turn the completed for into the library by Friday, January 18th!

A few months ago the First Graders held a fundraiser for Hurricane victims. We received an update from McColl Elementary where the money was sent. They purchased 35 meal boxes that were delivered to families in need. This made a huge difference for many families! Thank you to the Edgar Road Community and the First Grade team for your efforts!

Attachments Include:
Six Flags read to succeed information

From the Counselor
January 9, 2019
Happy New Year, Edgar Road Families! I hope you all had some time with your families and friends over the break and were able to relax a little.
This week, I will be meeting with third and fourth grade students to finish our units on Supportive Communities and Empathy. Third grade students will review their different ways to create a supportive community, as well as start defining Empathy. Fourth grade student will work on an activity called “Stand in My Shoes”. This activity will start with the book of the same name by Bob Sornson and will culminate with fourth graders reading several different scenarios and talking in small groups about the scenario. In each scenario they will be asked, “Put Yourself in My Shoes. How do I feel?” and “What could you do to show that you care?”. These would be excellent questions to ask as a family, especially when siblings might be having challenges.

After each grade level finishes their units on Empathy and Supportive Communities, we will extend our thinking to “What is Rude, Mean and Bullying?”. Each grade level will be working on this in January and the beginning of February. Students will learn the definitions of each word as well as strategies that are appropriate to solve each situation. As we talk about these topics, I will be adding handouts to the Paw Print. Be looking next week for these topics and definitions!

~Sara Luesse

PTO Update
Your child's enrichment class list has been sent home in their book bag. Please return the small envelope with either exact cash or a check made out to ERS PTO by Monday, January 14th. You are still able to drop a class or add one that has open spots. Please send in a note with your payment if you need to drop a class. The class calendar with classrooms listed for each course is attached. E-mail Jackie with questions at jackiecharlot@gmail.com. Volunteers are still needed for Chess and several other classes. Please send an e-mail if you are able to volunteer! Enrichment Class Schedule Also please remember that the Enrichment teachers will walk students outside the front doors for pick up.

ERS Trivia Night
March 2, 2019
The Trivia Night is our biggest fundraiser of the year. It is put on by the PTO and is always lots of fun! Keep your eyes and ears open for ways to help support this fun event and mark your calendars for 3/2/19!!

There will be a BoxTop collection this month. Please turn in the stash your family has been accumulating over winter break. The winning classroom earns a "special" prize at the end of the year. Currently Mrs. Lawson is in the #1 position.

What’s Happening In Our Café?
We are celebrating the winter with Souper Combos!
Try a classic grilled cheese and tomato soup on January 9 and on January 24th we will have homemade vegetable soup!
Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Panini w/ Broccoli & Cheese soup menued on January 16th
Bean & Vegetarian Taco Salad on January 31st

District News
Summer Thoughts
Need help staying warm? Think summer! WGSD summer programming will run from May 30 through July 3, 2019. More information about elementary, Adventure Club, middle school and high school offerings will be available late January/early February.

Edgar Road is looking for a new crossing guard. If you or someone you know are interested, the job is posted on the Webster Groves School District’s website, please fill out an online application.

Upcoming Events

Jet’s Pizza Night - Thursday, January 10th
PTO Meeting - Thursday, January 10th at 6:30 PM
No School - Monday, January 21st
Edgar Road Talent Show - Friday, January 25th at 7:00 PM
Rehearsal on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 PM
Family Reading Night - Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 PM
School Counselor Appreciation Week - Monday, February 4th- Friday, February 8th
Kindergarten Information Night - Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 PM- Spread the word to neighbors and friends!
Kindergarten Registration - Begins Tuesday, February 12th

Did you know WGSD has an app?? You can even personalize the app by identifying a school(s) and that the calendar, food, etc. will all be from our school. You can also sync the calendar to your calendar. It’s a great app! Here’s the video to show you what it offers: https://videopress.com/v/tthlAbCd.
Staying Connected
Use any or all of the following links to see all of the amazing things at Edgar Road!
Website: goo.gl/16Myz3
Twitter: @WuchDr
Facebook: Edgar Road Elementary
PTO Website: goo.gl/Jod3Bp
PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214002695300701/

Parents – Please note that we update our social media photos and announcements regularly. Please check out what we’ve posted.