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"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." William Arthur Ward
Research has shown that kids who show gratitude have greater life satisfaction and perform better in school. Here are some tips on ways to instill gratitude in your kids. For a more comprehensive list, see this article in the Huffington Post1.Name your blessings.2.Have kids pitch in when they want something.3.Keep thank-you notes on hand.4.Set a good example by saying “thank you” sincerely and often.5. Insist on politeness and respect all around.
Kids who show gratitude also have more grit and perseverance! It's a great quality to remember; and not just on the 4th Thursday of November.
Holiday Box Tops Drive!
**With all of your holiday shopping and purchases, please remember to save every Box Top! Our Holiday Box Tops Drive will be immediately after the holidays from Jan. 3-13, 2017. We will be collecting Box Tops in each of the classes and the top three classes receive a treat! Every Box Top helps our school so please join us in our efforts. Ask neighbors, family and everyone to save their Box Tops and send them with your student during our drive.
A friendly reminder.
Please do not submit expired Box Tops, make sure that you trim the Box Tops along the dotted lines and please do NOT cut off the expiration date or they won’t accept them.
Also consider shopping through the Box Tops Marketplace at Box Tops for Education or use their new Box Tops Bonus App and link your purchases directly to our school!
We had members of the Spanish Fork and Salem Area Chamber of Commerce come on Friday and awared the person at our school that won a bike from playing Un-Plugged this summer. The winner from our school was Lauren Raymond was the big winner!!! We are so proud of her and for all of her hard work! Way to go!!!
Our school was also the winner of a check for $1000.00! This was because we had so many students participate in the un-plugged program during the summer.
Way to go East Meadows Students!
We were so happy to have members of the Veterans Association come and visit our school on Friday. Steve Wilson taught the students how to honor and properly treat our flag. He also told the students about the men and women who have served our country to ensure our freedoms! We are so thankful for all who have served and given so much for each of us!
Our students have been participating in Red Ribbon week this week.
Monday the students wore "Red"
Tuesday the students signed a pledge "We Mustache You To Stay Drug Free."
Wednesday is "Crazy Sock Day"
Friday the students can wear "Sports Attire"
Thanks to our PTA for all the work they have gone to to make this week a memorable week for out students here at East Meadows!
Our First graders had a field trip on Friday. Every student had on a 1st grade field trip t-shirt with East Meadows on it! So they were the winners of our "Traveling Troghy." They will share the trophy this week throughout the first grade classes!
We are proud of all the students that participated in our first "Spirit Day."
This coming Friday the students may wear "sports attire" to show support for our Red Ribbon Week. We will count the sports attire as spirit wear that day!
Our 4th graders have been learning about the Pioneers. They learned Pioneer games and the activities that Pioneers played. They had a special guest speaker who was a "Mountain Man."
The students sang Pioneers songs and danced "The Virginia Reel" for their parents.
The students learned so much and had a great time!
Thanks 4th grade teachers for all you do!