Dear Fireside Families,
Thank you for attending conferences and for being a partner in your child's learning. Please contact your child's teacher to reschedule if you were unable to attend. A big thank you to our volunteers for providing meals during conference nights. It is such a gift and one we don't take for granted.
This week I was reminded of why I truly LOVE Fireside- it is the love we all have for our children and the joy they bring to our lives. Expressions of love flowed throughout the school during Valentine's Day, everything from a "love" musical playlist coming from music to love poems, love affirmations and student's artistic expresssions of love on our community chalk art board (thanks to Ms. Sehnert). Read a love poem written by Lynley Sylvan here
In the wake of tragedy, love is what we return to and need to be reminded of. As a parent, should you need any support with discussing safety or the recent school shooting in Florida with your child, here are a few resources:
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
How to talk to children about difficult news
Fireside Community Literacy Week is coming soon! We are excited about launching this year's theme: “Explore Your World”: New this year…Fireside students will become a Travel Writer for a Day! Please see the Family Writing Project for K-2nd graders and 3rd to 5th-graders for the opportunity to have your child begin exploring at home.
A big thank you to all the parents who volunteered to support our free book giveaway during conferences. There's no better way to develop young readers than for students to practice reading books at their independent level. All books that weren't claimed will be donated to support students at schools in Uganda, Africa. To learn more about the non-profit organization started by a teacher, visit Mwebaza Foundation