All Things December

Dear Tribe Families,

Here we are in the month of December! The school year is more than 1/3 of the way through.  Holiday decorations are sprouting up everywhere as families in our area begin their thinking about holiday shopping, vacation plans, and dinner menus. Many of our evenings and weekends will be spent getting ready for holiday celebrations. While visions of sugar plums, reindeer and peppermint mocha may arise at times, our Truman Tribe learners still continue to have math facts, narrative writing, favorite books and science experiments dancing through their heads. Please help us encourage our students to stay as focused possible and include homework and study time in your holiday least until December 21st!

Looking for a few gift ideas, especially ones that don’t cost a lot of money? This holiday season give your child and family the gift of time. Relax at a park for a day and have a picnic. Take a nature walk at our local Shaw Nature Reserve, visit the local library. Enjoy a meal together as a family. Have a night in with the family and play a favorite board game. The most important things in life are family and friends, so this holiday season make an effort to spend quality time with both.

As parents, you are extremely important to your children. This month, make it a goal to spend an evening, day or weekend with them. Remember, bigger is not necessarily better. The time you spend with them does not have to be at a theme park or fancy resort!! It can be reading a book together, playing catch, decorating cookies, or telling stories together. This is the time to provide your child with the memories he/she will never forget. The holiday season is all about giving, and the quality time you spend together can be better than anything wrapped up in a bow under the tree!  I say this mostly as a reminder to myself too! I have two little boys at home and although COVID changes things … it’s a reminder go back to our roots and really enjoy the LOVE that is surrounding us this holiday season.

Please remember that students should continue to read, write and practice their math facts over winter vacation! Reading and writing can be about topics they enjoy and shared with parents and siblings alike. Students can also write some resolutions to ring into 2021!

To all of our Tribe families, warmest holiday wishes and here’s to heading into prosperous new year for all! 

Leading & Learning with a smile, 

Dr. Sladek 


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