growth mindset information
End of Tri 2 3/5
Spring Break 3/9-
Wear RED for
Night, 6:00 pm
Summer Bridge™ Activities is a guided daily workbook for the summer months to help you enhance your child’s academic development in the sub-jects of math, phonics, reading, writing, language, science, and social studies. There are also activities for fitness, nutrition and character building. The workbook also includes a list of books to read and suggestions for parents on how to help motivate their children to spend time learning during the summer. It is easy for par-ents to use and self-motivating for children. The activities correspond with the skills most children
have achieved or are developing at their grade level.
If you would like to purchase a book for your child, watch for the order
form which will be sent home in April.
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Growth Mindset Information: A growth mindset changes your approach to challenges. Students who have a
growth mindset tend to see challenges as opportunities to grow and learn. They
can grow their brain with hard work and repeated practice. Mistakes are proof that
you are trying. Your intelligence isn’t fixed because your brain is like a muscle that
Growth Mindset words you can use:
Add “yet” to negative statements (ie. I can’t do multiplication… yet!)
You can if you think you can.
I’m on the right track.
This might take more time and effort.
The more I practice, the better I get. I can take a break and go back to it.
Choose a Growth Mindset from your Elementary Mental Health Staff: Bethany Nordby (AP)
Have Fun with Language!
Talk about letters and sounds. Help your child learn the names of letters and the sounds the letters
make. Turn it into a game. “I’m thinking of a letter and it makes the mmm sound.”
Read it again and again. Go ahead and read your child’s favorite book for the 100th time! As you read,
pause and ask your child about what is going on in the book.
Play sound games. Practice blending sounds into words. Ask “Can you tell what this word is? m-o-
Write it down. Have paper and pencil for your child to use for writing. Working together, write a
sentence or two about something special. Encourage your child to use the letters and sounds he or she
is learning in school.
Trace and say letters. Have your child use a finger to trace a letter while saying the letter’s sound. Do
this on paper, in sand, or on a plate of sugar.
Say silly tongue twisters. Sing songs, read rhyming words, and say silly tongue twisters. These help
kids become sensitive to the sounds in words.
Caring means being kind, compas-sionate, loving, and considerate. Caring people show concern for the feelings of others. They express gratitude, forgive others, and help those in need.
Tips to promote caring include:
Use words related to caring frequently such as: kindness, love, concern, help, friendliness, giving.
Make your home a caring place by establishing codes of conduct that discourage sarcasm, name-calling, labeling, or put-downs.
Be kind to each other, your chil-dren, friends, and guests.
Create your own “random acts of kindness” plan. Select a good deed to do each week anon-ymously.
Encourage your children to wear RED (like a heart) on Wednesday, March 18 to symbolize CARING.
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Report Cards Report cards will be
available on ParentVue Wednesday, March 18.
In addition to this, we will also print 2nd Trimester re-port cards and send them home with your child on this date.
Year End report cards will be printed and mailed home in June.
Student Placement Process for 1st Grade
The Big Woods, Fieldstone, and STME staff will begin planning for student placement for the 2020-2021
school year. Tremendous time and effort are given to designing well-balanced learning groups, or class-rooms. During this process, the following factors are considered:
~ boy / girl ratio
~ consistent class size
~ behavior and academics
~ peer relationships
~ maturity & self control
~ special needs
~ independence level
Since student placement is determined by the aforementioned criteria, parents are asked not to request a
specific teacher. Be assured that our staff will review the needs of students and carefully select an appropri-
ate learning group. Well balanced learning groups are in the best interest of all children. While teachers are responsible for placing students in learning groups, the principal is responsible for assigning teachers to
each learning group.
Parents who would like a Placement Consideration form may request one by contacting an elementary
building or the Albertville Primary office. The deadline to return the form is Wednesday, March 18.
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Has your contact info changed?
If so, please log on to ParentVue and update your info. Pick up log-
in info for ParentVue in the AP of-fice. This expedites school person-
nel in contacting you in a quick
and efficient manner.
“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its
To ensure the safety of all
students, AP staff will send
students home their typical
way unless a parent notifies
the teacher or the office.
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In February, Albertville Primary students and staff focused on the Char-acter Counts pillar of Fairness. The students learned how they can play fairly with others at school, home, and in the community. One student from each Kindergarten classroom was the recipient of this award. The students were presented with an orange “Fairness” bracelet, a certifi-cate, a coupon for McDonald’s, and a Culver’s Scoopie Token.
Recipients of this award are pictured with Principal John McDonald.
Third Row: Evan McGarry, Bennett Lindquist, Colson Langfield, Messiah Doeyou, Piper Lunneman, Maxwell Kirar, Madyson Hackbarth, Irene Barthel Second Row: Stone Bastron, Nayvie Laage, Kainen Worth, Charlotte Stephens, Hazel Dobbs, Lydia Sizer, Caleb Abendroth
First Row: Henry Carroll, Tommy Barthel,
Sophia Wilkinson, Brantley Dinegan, Arianna Haws,
Elena DeWenter, Roena Beck