Updates from the Principal
As we start the month of February, kindness and friendship is certainly on our minds at Tashua School! From now until the end of the school year, we will all be participating in The School Friendship Challenge. Similar to the ALS challenge, schools across the country are encouraged to participate to show their support. This challenge is intended to bring awareness to the importance of being kind and to create a friendlier more connected atmosphere and school community. This challenge isn’t just for students! This challenge if for everyone, including teachers, paraeducators, administrators, secretaries, maintenance workers, cafeteria workers and parents…it is for anyone who is a part of our school community! Here’s the idea: Each day at school, make a gesture of acknowledgement toward someone you don’t know. This gesture may be a simple “hello,” “good morning,” or a nod with a smile – a sign of friendship that recognizes the presence of some you didn’t know before. Take every opportunity to introduce yourself to those around you that you don’t know. That’s all!
We will also be participating in The Kindness Challenge during the week of February 13-16th. Our student council is in the process of preparing events for each day of this week to encourage kids to continue to exhibit kindness for others. More information will be coming soon!
In addition, this month we will be focusing on the “E” for Empathy in our T.I.G.E.R.S acronym. Teachers will be working with students to help them to understand how their actions and the actions of others could make someone else feel. This message is reinforced in our school song, “How would I feel if someone did that to me?” Teachers will be using classroom meetings and lessons to help our students value the importance of this character trait. Students continue to “Earn Tiger Stripes” as they are recognized for exhibiting these positive character traits at school. In addition, as classroom positive behavior charts are filled, the class will earn a “Stripe” to be posted on the large Tashua Tiger in our lobby on the bulletin board outside of the gym. As we reach our goals, school-wide celebrations occur. So far this year, our student body has earned a school-wide dance party celebration.
Thank you for ALL that you do to help our students, your children, to be the best that they can be socially, emotionally and academically! Your partnership and continued support is greatly appreciated!