LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2012/13 – #12
Thanksgiving Vacation: There will be no school next week. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Spoons & Forks: Please remember to send utensils with your child’s lunch if it is required.
Homework-o-Meter: Please remember to fill these out over the course of the week and return them to the classroom teachers on November 16. This helps us gauge the amount of homework our elementary students are doing each night.
Winter Clothes: Be sure to send your children to school with warm clothes. We will have recess outside unless it is raining hard or below 20 degrees. This may be a good time to make sure that winter clothing is labeled – just in case!
Secondary Student Surveys: This week we will be asking the secondary students to complete a brief survey for each class that they are enrolled in. This survey is designed to communicate the students’ perceptions of the secondary program, to the secondary faculty and administrators. We value the students’ opinion, and our goal is to improve each year. This would be a great time to sit down with your child and discuss each class with him/her. Secondary parents are also welcome to provide input at this time. Simply print out the Secondary Student Survey which has a link on the website and turn it in to Mr. Whitling’s box in the front office this Friday.
Blue vs. White Scrimmage: The varsity boys’ basketball team will host an exhibition game the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to come and see this year’s squad go head to head in the Knight’s Court. Admission is free.
Tattling vs. Reporting
In the past I’ve been 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 have discussed the following guidelines with their students. 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.
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