1. Social-Emotional Curriculum: January-Self Awarness
The Manning school has begun implementing a social-emotional curriculum that is based on five core competencies as outlined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL); (casel.org). CASEL was founded in 1994 by Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence, educator/philanthropist Eileen Rockefeller Growald, and a group of distinguished researchers and practitioners. Daniel Goleman and others have identified five key areas that are involved in personal and social success. They are Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationships, and Responsible Decision Making. At the Manning school we are using Read Alouds, morning messages, individual and classroom monitoring charts, and many other activities to help children know and name their emotions, and to know and develop their strengths. Even though this is not an “off-the-shelf”, pre-boxed curriculum, the activities and techniques we use are drawn from evidence based methodologies. The biggest benefit to this approach is the high level of commitment and enthusiasm in both staff and students as we learn these competencies together. From January to June 2013 we will pilot one competencies a month. From this knowledge and experience data base the 2013-2014 school year will see a robust and vibrant social and emotional curriculum that will form a cornerstone for achievement at the Manning school
2. Ms. Lubin’s Request for New Winter Gear.
Each winter, K0/K1 collects new mittens, scarfs, socks, etc to donate. We’ll be collecting these for the rest of January. If you can donate or if you have any questions you can email Ms. Lubin at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Start Collecting Box Tops!
Starting in February, Ms. Lubin will have a contest to see which grade can collect the most BoxTops. Last year fifth grade won the contest and our entire school collected 1,400 box tops!
To participate: Buy your favorite BoxTop products, cut the BoxTop from each package and send your Box Tops to school with your child. You can also earn eBoxTops® with every qualiﬁed purchase at over 200 online stores; just sign up here and start earning money for our school!
4. K1 Enrollment ends in January
To all families hoping to secure a K1 spot for a younger sibling, please make sure to enter your child’s name in the first round of applications in January. If you wait, you may lose the seat.
As many of you already know, due to the high number of siblings, not all prospective k1 students will be given a seat next fall. Do not hesitate to contact Mr. D’ablemont Burnes at 617-635-8102, with any questions or concerns.
For further information on the application process, please contact the West Zone Family Resource Center at 617 635 8040 or click Family Resource Center6th Grade Enrollment All fifth grade Manning students will receive Assignment Applications to take home from their school. Parent/guardians should rank the schools on this application and return the completed application to their student’s school. BPS students who are moving on to Grade 6 will be given their Assignment Application in January. BPS students who are moving on to another grade that is not provided at their current school, including AWC-eligible students, will be given Assignment Applications in February.
5. Upcoming Events
Ice Skating At Lars Anderson. Friday, February 8th from 7:45 -9:45 pm. Bring your ice skates or rent them at the skating rink. 23 Newton Street, Brookline Adults $5 Children $4 Ice Skate Rental is $5 Please contact Ms Brown at 617-599-9842 or email email@example.com if you are attending.
5. January’s Genre Challenge is Realistic Fiction
The challenge is to have the students read at least three books each month of that particular genre. Once they have finished reading a book, each classroom teacher has a small form that the student has to fill out with their name, title of the book, genre title, grade, and a brief summary of the book.
When the form is filled out, they bring it to Ms. Cahill before the end of the month
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