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Dayton

Elementary

October 20 | Issue 6

NEWSLETTER

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 Words by Wildoner

What a great week! Seriously! From hosting the school board to parent teacher conferences, our leaders impressed everyone.Wow! Check out a few pictures from our week. 


Begin with the End in Mind girl visited our community circle. She challenged all students to write a personal mission statement. My personal mission statement is to Love, Lead, Learn. Each day I live my life at the center of this mission. 


Do you want to know more about the 7 Habits? We are hosting a 7 Habits Parent Night on November 30 at 6pm. Save the Date!

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Family Mission Statements By Dr. John and Jane Covey
Mission statements have long been a part of organizations; they provide a
clear path for what the organization wants to accomplish and how they plan to
go about doing it. Yet, seldom does a family take the time to write a mission
statement, and what organization is more important than the family? By
establishing who you are as a family, how you want to be known, and how you
plan to do it, you are practicing Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®. The
process is a great way to practice all of the 7 Habits.
Step 1.
Ask yourself these seven questions:
How do we want our family to be known?
How do we want to treat each other?
What is most important to us as a family?
What are some of our talents, gifts, and abilities?
What makes us the happiest?
What makes us unhappy?
What kind of home do we want to invite friends to?
Step 2.
Write your Family Mission Statement.
Consider all four areas:
• Body (health and physical welfare)
• Brain (learning)
• Heart (relationships)
• Soul (inspiration)
Keep it simple, one to two lines, so the youngest family members can
memorize it and find it meaningful. Examples: "We are builders," "No empty
chairs," "To serve others," "All for one and one for all," etc.
Step 3.
Stay on course.
As parents, you are the role models. Keep smiling and getting back on track.
The promise: By writing a Family Mission Statement, the message to your
children is that your family is important—you know what you stand for and how
you are going to work together to accomplish it.

A Note From The Nurse

Unfortunately it is that dreaded time of year for head lice.Head lice are spread most commonly by direct head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact. Please make sure to talk to your child about not sharing hair brushes, combs, hats, scarfs, and coats. Encourage them to avoid head to head contact with other children. For more information please click below. 

*The nurse's office is in need of boys underwear and pants. We will also take any children's clothes that you would like to donate. Also if your child has come home with clothes from the nurse please make sure to return these. Thank you.

 
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Recess

With cooler weather here please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for out door recess. This includes long pants and coats. 

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Thank You

*A Huge thank you to all the parents that provided food for the teacher conferences. Everything was so good! 

*Thank you to the parents that volunteered to help with the book fair. The kids love coming to the book fair and it wouldn't have not been possible without your help!

 
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PTO Peeler Fundraiser

A fundraiser form came home with your child last week. Dayton is selling Lafayette Peeler Cards with lots of discounts for some of our favorite places. Please return your child's form and money no later than Friday, November 3. *Please note this is a date change. 

The top selling class in K-2 and 3-5 will earn an Ice Cream Party! 

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Spirit Week

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, next week Dayton will be having spirit week. We are vowing to Be, and Stay Drug Free! 

*Monday(Oct 23)-Mismatch Day

*Tuesday(Oct 24)-Twin Day (Dress like a friend.)

*Wednesday(Oct 25)-Professional Day (What do you       want to be when you grow up?) 

*Thursday(Oct 26)-Crazy Hair Day

 

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Wea Creek Orchard Family Movie Night

Wea Creek Orchard is hosting their Boo Bash and Family Movie Night on Sunday, October 22 form 4:00-7:00 pm. Entry fee is $5.oo per person, 2 and under are free. The event will have lots of games, a hayride to the pumpkin patch, contests, food, and a Scooby Doo showing at 5:30 pm. Proceeds support all public school teachers in our community. 

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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be Tuesday, October 24. Please bring your picture package back at this time. If you were absent you can order on line at MYLIFETOUCH.COM.

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McCutcheon's Monster Mash

McCutcheon is having their annual Maverick Monster Mash on Thursday, October 26 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come for a fun night of games, food, music, and candy! Dress up in your costumes and come meet MHS athletes.

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Trunk-Or-Treat

Dayton United Methodist Church is having their annual Trunk-or-Treat on Saturday, October 28 from 4:00-6:00 pm. There will be hayrides, inflatables, food, music, and, of course, candy! Come on out and enjoy the evening with us. Costumes are welcome, but please, nothing scary.

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PTO News

Join us for our next PTO meeting on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 pm in the media center. 


 

Reminder

If you have not already paid for book rental fees for the 2017-2018 school year please send payment in as soon as possible.

K-$116.72

1-$139.05

2-$126.90

3-$115.00

4-$111.03

5-$112.49

If you receive free or reduced lunch then you owe $28.50.  

 
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                                                 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

                                                          Picture Retakes        

                                                     Tuesday, October 24

 

                                                    Classroom Fall Parties

                                                     Thursday, October 26

                                                               2:30 pm

 

                                                      Fall Break- No School

                                     Friday, October 27 & Monday, October 30

 

                                                          PTO Meeting

                                                Thursday, November 2

                                              6:00 pm in the Media Center


                                                 Daylight Saving Time Ends

                                                      Sunday, November 5   

                                     Don't Forget To Move Clocks Back 1 hour

 

                                                           Donuts For Dads

                                                       Friday, November 10

                                                                   8:00 am

 

                                               Thanksgiving Break- No School

                                 Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24

                                       

 

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