Bully Walk Pictures

Bully Walk Pictures

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Our 2nd annual bully walk was held last Friday, October 26th.  We celebrated Bully Prevention Month by following our motto of “Take A Stand, Lend A Hand” and walking together against bullying in our school.  Students were asked to dress as twins that day or wear orange.  Nutzy the Squirrel and Minnie Mouse walked with us to celebrate, Glen Allen High School track team came out o cheer us on, Officer Vitek walked along with us and Mr. Favale entertained us with some great tunes!  Enjoy the pictures below.

A Successful and FUN Bully Walk!

A Successful and FUN Bully Walk!

We had a great time celebrating Bully Prevention Month here at “The Park”!  Our motto was “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand”.  Students in each classroom received a hand to decorate with how to stop bullying. Classroom lessons were taught by Mrs. Woody and Mrs. Tate.  Students learned 3 steps to stop a bully:

  1.  Be Brave
  2. Tell the bully to please “stop”
  3. Go tell an adult

Students also learned the difference between joking, teasing and bullying as well as the difference between upstander and bystander.  We had trivia questions some mornings on the announcements and also celebrated as a school with our 2nd annual Bully Free Walk.  Below are pictures from our decorated  bulletin board after our walk and decorated hands to celebrate our theme “Take a Stand, Lend a Hand.”

MIX IT UP Day

MIX IT UP Day

Today was Mix It Up day!  Each class was given matching animal pictures and students were given an animal and asked to find another student with a match.   At lunch today, students were asked to sit next to their animal match student and meet them and talk with them.  I had popsicle sticks with conversation questions on them for students to ask each other.  I was also in the cafeteria from 10:30-1:00 playing music and asking students to ask his/her partner a question on the popsicle stick like “What is your favorite food?” , “If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?”  “What would you do with $100?” and more fun questions like that.  Below is a picture of the matching animals and conversation popsicle sticks.  Ask your child how they enjoyed Mix It Up Day. 🙂

Welcome New Springers!

Welcome New Springers!

New Student groups start up this week for grades 1st-5th.  New students will meet with me, fill out an “All About Me” sheet, have his/her picture taken, and go on a scavenger hunt in the building locating staff and places.  Next week, the new student groups will meet with me and have a “FUN LUNCH” where we’ll eat and play games together.  I want to welcome all of our new students!

Below is the New Student Wall in the cafeteria for parents to see on Back-To-School Night:

Running Club Super Hero 5k was fun!

Running Club Super Hero 5k was fun!

Running Club for 4th and 5th graders finished up last week with the CASA SuperHero 5k run at St. Joseph’s Villa on Saturday, May 5th.  Springfield Park “Sprinting Springers”  won 2nd place for largest group participants!  We had 2 of our very own win in their age group…Landon Burke and Lily Neilson.  And, we even had a costume contest winner…Dominic Daszi. Congrats to ALL of our Sprinting Springers!   Below are a few pictures from our big race.

 

 

Dab On ‘Em…Test-taking Strategies

Dab On ‘Em…Test-taking Strategies

Dab On ‘Em is our SOL test-taking strategy this school year.  Students in grades 3-5 will learn the steps for Dab On ‘Em to help better their test scores!  DramaRama students will help on the morning announcements with skits, cheerleading, “Test, Test, Baby” rap and “dabbers” through the month of April and May.  SOL testing begins on May 7th & 8th in 5th grade.

D-do read the question

A-analyze it

B-box or underline key words or phrases

O-observe all answer choices

N-never answer without reading the question again

E-eliminate obvious wrong answers

M-mark the correct answer

Career Day was a success!

Career Day was a success!

Career Day was March 30th.  Students were allowed to dress up as the career they would like to have when they grow up.  They got to hear from 6 different career volunteers (who were also some of our SPES parents) speak to us in the morning from 8:00-10:30 and in the afternoon we had 2 career rotations with Tom Patton, meteorologist, from WTVR News Channel 6 and the search and rescue dogs.  It was a packed day of learning about many different careers.  Many thanks to our career parents this year who volunteered their time to speak with our students!

Below are pictures from our Career Day for you to enjoy!

Middle School Transition Panel Meeting

Middle School Transition Panel Meeting

Attention 5th grade parents and students!

This Thursday is our 1st Annual Middle School Panel Meeting from 6:15-7:15 in the school library.  Past Springfield Park students will be here to talk about their middle school experiences and what helped them be successful.  This will be a great time for you to hear how they met new friends, balanced homework, sports and extra curricular activities, stayed organized, worked a locker combination and many more.

Please plan to join us on February 8th!

Kindness Week: “Throw Kindness Like Confetti!”

Kindness Week: “Throw Kindness Like Confetti!”

Kindness Week was Jan. 29-Feb.2 and we had a great week of celebrating each day with an act of kindness, writing acts of kindness on our kindness walls in each of the hallways and office and classroom decorating confetti with ways to show kindness.  Also, our 5th grade dramarama group performed a kindness skit on the morning announcements.   We have a creative group here at Springfield Park!

Below are pictures from the week for you to enjoy!  Remember to be kind and throw kindness like confetti!

“Throw Kindness like Confetti!” Kindness Week-Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

“Throw Kindness like Confetti!” Kindness Week-Jan. 29th-Feb. 2nd

We are excited to celebrate Kindness all month long!  In addition to Kindness month in January, we are celebrating Kindness Week, January 29th-February 2nd.  Studies have indicated that promoting kindness in youth promotes self-confidence, optimism, leadership and increased happiness.  To celebrate kindness week, we are having a classroom confetti decorating activity to be displayed in the main hallway highlighting our motto this month “Throw Kindness like Confetti!” In addition to the confetti piece, large sheets of paper will be displayed in each of the hallways with post-it notes for students to write down an act of kindness they witnessed.  Also, each day of the week help your child show an act of kindness.  Classroom teachers will be watching students who show the act of kindness during the day and will send me names.  Those names will be put in for a prize drawing at the end of the week.  You never know who is watching! J Below is the schedule:

Monday, January 23rd Give a High Five Day
Tuesday, January 24th Give a Compliment Day
Wednesday, January 25th Say “Thank You” to Someone
Thursday, January 26th Help a Friend or Teacher Day
Friday, January 27th Give Someone a Hug Day