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Spring Break and Parent Teacher Conferences

posted Mar 9, 2017, 12:02 PM by Heather Spray

Spring Break is March 13th through March 17th. Classes will resume on March 20th.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be March 20th and 21st from 3 pm to 6:30 pm. 

Pre-Kindergarten Early Enrollment for 2017-2018

posted Mar 9, 2017, 11:54 AM by Heather Spray

    We are trying to locate children who will be old enough for our Wayne Pre-Kindergarten for 2017-2018 school year. Children must be four years old before September 1 for Wayne Pre-Kindergarten. If you have a child or know of a child this age, please come by the Elementary office to pick up a form, if you do not have a child currently enrolled in the elementary. Forms will be sent out with our current students after Spring Break and all forms need to be turned in as soon as possible. Please refine potty training habits over the summer. If the student is not completely potty trained they will be asked to come back when they can use the bathroom independently.  For enrollment of your child please bring the following items with you. Copy of Certified Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, current shot record, proof of address, and CDIB card if applicable.

Just a Reminder...

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:13 AM by Heather Spray

Just a reminder there will be no school Monday, February 20th.

Teaching Empathy

posted Feb 17, 2017, 11:06 AM by Heather Spray

Our word of the week this past week in elementary was Empathy. Empathy means,  understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present. There were a number of good quotes that helped students understand this word. Dennis Lehane said "Sympathy is easy. You have sympathy for starving children swatting at flies on the late-night commercials. Sympathy is easy because it come from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye and realizing you could be them, and that all that separates you is luck." Also from Dan Waldschmidt, "If you find yourself saying, 'But I'm just being honest', chances are you've just been unkind. Honesty doesn't heal. Empathy does," Does this sound like what we hear and what we read on Face book. Our children learn their attitudes from the people and influences around them. We must be  kinder people with compassion and empathy.

 

According to Education Development Center,One of the most important social skills involved in bullying prevention is empathy––understanding and responding with caring to what others think and feel. Children are less likely to hurt and more likely to help someone if they can imagine themselves in that person’s place and can share that person’s thoughts and feelings.

There are many ways we can work to promote empathy, ranging from our everyday interactions with children to more in-depth activities. We can talk about empathy and kindness, or other important values, discuss what these values mean, and set clear expectations — suggesting our children, for example, to help out kids on the playground who are isolated. But we should remember that what we say means very little if we don’t practice what we preach. Children are taking note of our behaviors — the way we talk to others and the subtle messages we send. Be sure to model kindness and respect in your own interactions and your children will be much more likely to follow suit. We can also give children opportunities to practice empathy and engage in the habit of caring for others. Whether at home or in the classroom, involve children in making plans or solving conflicts — encourage them to reflect on the perspectives of others.

Our example is the most important path to compassion and empathy. Children model what they see.

Reading

posted Feb 6, 2017, 12:26 PM by Heather Spray


Reading is the foundation for success in school and in life! The ability to read and write is necessary to master every subject and to communicate what is learned. Children who enjoy reading will continue to learn throughout their lives.

As a parent, you have an important role to play in helping your child become a better reader. You can help your child choose books that you know will fit their interests, you can offer encouragement and support as they build their love for reading.

Research shows that kids who spend at least 30 minutes a day reading books, magazines and newspapers are more likely to become good readers.

A parent's attitude concerning reading can make a big difference. For example, if your child sees you enjoying reading, they will have a favorable attitude about reading because of your interest.

Finally, you involvement in their reading and reading skills should not be forced or become contentious. Relax and have fun reading with your child.

Elementary Spirit Week Schedule

posted Sep 14, 2016, 10:13 AM by Heather Spray

Spirit Week is September 19th-23rd.  I

Monday- Fan Day (wear a jersey)
Tuesday- Hat Day
Wednesday- Pajama Day
Thursday- Silly Sock Day
Friday- Spirit Day


Student Flu Shots

posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:52 AM by Heather Spray

The date for student flu shots has changed to October 27th. If you have already returned your child's permission slip for this you will not be required to complete another one. If you have not returned a permission slip for your child to receive a flu shot it's not to late! Call the office to request another one be sent home with your child. Please be sure to include all insurance information for processing. If you have any questions or concerns please call the Elementary Office at 405-449-3305.

Elementary Enrollment 2016-2017

posted Jul 25, 2016, 10:22 AM by Heather Spray

Wayne Elementary will enroll new students August 3rd and 4th from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm.  You will need to bring a state issued birth certificate, social security card, up to date shot record, proof of address and CDIB card if applicable. 

Returning Elementary Students will not need to enroll and class lists are posted on the Elementary doors for viewing. 

All students and parents are encouraged to come to Open House on August 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm. To meet your child's teacher, bring school supplies, and complete enrollment papers. 

First day of classes will be August 10th.

Remember the Elementary doors will open at 7:45 am and students can be safely dropped off at the north end of the building. Please drop off and pick up your child there and remain in your vehicle at all times to help keep the line safe and moving. If you arrive after 8 am to drop off your child you will need to bring them in the main entrance and check them in at the office. 

If you have any questions please contact the Elementary Office at (405) 449-3305.

We look forward to another great year at Wayne Elementary School!


Supply Lists are Posted On Website

posted Jul 12, 2016, 5:32 PM by Michelle Matthews

Please check the website under your appropriate school for the 2016-2017 Supply Lists. 

Pre-Kindergarten Early Enrollment

posted Mar 28, 2016, 12:39 PM by Heather Spray

 

Children who will be old enough for our Wayne Pre- Kindergarten can begin enrolling March 28th.  Children must be four years old before September 1 for Wayne Pre- Kindergarten. If you have a child or know of a child this age in the Wayne School District, please come by the Elementary office to pick up a form.

For enrollment please bring the following items with you: Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, CDIB Card (if applicable), Current Shot Record, and proof of address.

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