Month: March 2016

An evening with Julia

juliacookparentnightDon’t forget to join us. We hope you can make it for an informative hour of laughs and parenting tricks on tonight Wednesday, March 23rd  from 6:30 -7:30 pm with author Julia Cook .

This parenting talk takes a look at the things that world class parents and educators are doing to accomplish the “ultimate goal.” By creating a craving for knowledge, setting boundaries, teaching grit, encouraging patience and more! Read more here

DON’T FORGET! Reading Builds Character:  Reading Logs and Reading Minutes,  All Final Reading Log Slips are DUE in to Classroom Teachers this Thursday.

 

Parent Night with Julia Cook

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Parent Night is this Wednesday with Author Julia Cook:  6:30-7:30 p.m./Pleasant Ridge Cafeteria

Please join us on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the Pleasant Ridge Cafeteria. Award winning children’s book author and parenting expert Julia Cook will be doing a hands-on, hour long presentation teaching parenting tricks of the trade. Topics include: video game addiction, balancing the parenting act, personal safety of kids and teaching kids social skills through books.

As parents, our ultimate goal is to make a positive difference for our children and to help them reach their highest potential. This goal is getting harder and harder to reach.

  • How do we accomplish the great task of teaching our kids the BIG LIST of everything they need to know to succeed in life when they believe that all of their needs are being met through screen time?
  • How do we teach our kids online safety?
  • How do we allow technology to add to our children’s life as opposed to taking from it?
  • How do we create an environment where kids genuinely “want it” more than we want it for them?

This parenting talk takes a look at the things that world class parents and educators are doing to accomplish the “ultimate goal.” By creating a craving for knowledge, setting boundaries, teaching grit, encouraging patience and more!

We hope you can make it for an informative hour of laughs and parenting tricks on Wednesday, March 23rd with author Julia Cook .

Reading Builds Character:  Reading Logs and Reading Minutes:  All Final Reading Log Slips are turned in to Classroom Teachers this Thursday.

 

March IS Reading Month Book Orders due Today!

This week’s book (March 21-25): Soda Pop Head – How to deal with Anger.

Don’t forget, Julia Cook book order forms are due today, Monday, March 21st. Checks should be made out to Julia Cook. Questions,  please contact Shannon Soenen at soenens@salineschools.org. Orders taken will be received by Julia Cook for an autographed copy.

A copy of the book order form is available here or paste this link in your browser https://pleasantridgepta.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/julia_cook_order_form.pdf

 Read the note from Pleasant Ridge about all things Reading Month here!

Volunteers needed next week!

VolunteerHappy Friday PR Parents!

As you know, March is Reading Month is in full swing!  The month-long event will finish up next week with a visit from author, Julia Cook, and an all day school-wide Reading Festival on Thursday, March 24th.
Parent volunteers are needed to help make bagged lunches for the festival day.  We need 5-6 parents that can come in on Thursday, March 24th and work from 9:15 – 12:30 packing lunches, delivering lunches and helping with orders if kids are missing specific items. We truly appreciate any time that you can give, whether that be 15 minutes, an hour or the entire three hour period. The more parents we have, the quicker the process will go.
Please send an email to volunteer@prpta.org  ASAP if you are able to help out.  Any one interested in helping can meet in the cafeteria at 9 am on Thursday 3/24.
We appreciate your help with this fun event. I hope to see you at tonight’s Spring Dance!
Have a great day,
Amanda