Logos School Update – 2010/11 – #11

GENERAL
Interschool Speech Meet: The interschool speech meet will take place November 5.  The elementary students who qualified will compete here at Logos and the secondary competitors will travel to the Oaks in Spokane.

Fight’n Knight Shirts: This Friday is the final day of the MCL Volleyball Tournament.  Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans are in. Inter-school speech meet competitors should be in dress uniform until the competition is over.

ELEMENTARY
Family Lunch Table: Parents are welcome to come and eat lunch with their students anytime.  We have a special Family Table devoted specifically for that.

Homework-o-Meter: Elementary Homework-o-Meters will come home this Friday with your children.  Please fill these out over the course of the next week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 15.  This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.

NOTE FOR PARENTS
Tattling vs. Reporting
I was recently asked what the school’s position was on tattling vs. reporting. On this topic, and all others, the primary watershed is love.  A student who tells the authorities about a violation because he loves his brother (reporting) is on a completely different side of the mountain from one who tells in order to delight in the trouble that his brother will get in (tattling).

Elementary teachers are discussing the following guidelines with their students this week. Feel free to follow up at home.
Serious Situation (fighting, cheating, disrespect toward parents, foul language, etc.):
How to Respond: Students should confront the person and report the situation humbly “Either you can tell Mr. Kohl or I will.” There are some situations in which a student should skip the confronting part and simply report what has happened.

Minor Situation (cutting in line, eating rudely at lunch, talking in line, his arm is on my desk, etc.):
How to Respond: The first couple times that it happens, students should let love cover a multitude of sins. If this becomes a pattern (3+ times), students should confront the individual “Please stop putting your arm on my desk.” If the individual doesn’t stop, they should report the situation to their teacher who will take care of it.

GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME
Colds: Please keep your child at home if he has a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his ability to perform in school (i.e. uncontrollable coughing, severe lack of energy).

Conjunctivitis (pink-eye): Follow your doctor’s advice.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and / or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.

Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees.  The child can return to school after he has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

For more information about the school please visit http://logosprincipalspage.com/

All the best,

Matt Whitling