E.M.C. News - November 5, 2019

This Friday, November 8th marks our EMC Rock & Roll Stroll Walk-A-Thon! Thank you EMC family and friends for supporting this year's Walk-A-Thon. We appreciate your help in sending in labels and encouraging your family and friends to further support our fundraising goals. Students may notice encouragement cards now posted in and around the EMC Lobby. Please remind your student to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sneakers on Friday. We are looking forward to a great day. 

11/5 - Election Day - No School for Students
11/8 - Read with Me Friday 12:45 - 1:15p.m.
11/8 - Walk-A-Thon - Sign up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090449aaa62fa4f85-emcrock 

Looking ahead...
11/11 - Fall Picture Retake Day! 9:00 - 10:00a.m.
11/13 - Author Assembly 
11/15 - Family Paint Night, 6:30-8p.m.

Create & Connect - The Sky or Sea with Mrs. Mangum and EMC’s Home and School 
$25 for first parent/child pair and $10 per additional painter. 12 X 16 Canvas per Painter 
Enjoy painting with your family, light refreshments, and team building activities while your paintings dry.  
 
Girls on the Run Registration for the 2020 season opens Friday, November 1st. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00p.m. at EMC starting March 3, 2020. To participate, you must be a girl in grades 3-5 and be able to attend both practice days. In order to register, use the link www.gotrpa.org (link can be used on a computer or mobile device.) The registration fee is $25 with the discount code, EMC2020. Registration is open until December 13, 2019. The season ends with a celebratory 5K on May 30, 2020. If you have any questions, e-mail info@gotrpa.org or call 215-540-0813.
 
What is Responsive Classroom?
...and what does it have to do with PBIS?
Responsive Classroom is “an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, and effective management, and developmental awareness” (source: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/about/).  Responsive Classroom has been embraced by schools in the Souderton Area School District for many years, with Morning Meeting being one of the most recognizable aspects at the elementary level.

Responsive Classroom supports our EMC PBIS efforts in many ways.  The focus on community building, reminding and reinforcing language, and logical consequences, all tenets of the Responsive Classroom philosophy, work together to lay the necessary foundation for students to follow our Core Values and find success in our PBIS program.
 
Because of recent concerns about lice in our community, our health suite would like to relay the following information.  According to the Center for Disease Control and other health authorities, head lice are not a health hazard or sign of uncleanliness and not responsible for the spread of any disease.  Head lice are common among children.  Lice can be readily transmitted in schools, homes, camps, backyards, and playgrounds; almost any community setting.  Nits (lice eggs) that are not viable (1/2 inch or more from the scalp) do not cause the spread of head lice.

If you have nits/lice, please remember to contact your school nurse so she can help guide you through the care process for you and your family.  Please also remember to reach out to those close to you.  Children may have connections with others in many different grades and schools so this is the best way at getting the word out.  Remember, lice can be present in any community setting so frequent head checks by parents can be helpful throughout the school year.
 
Thank you,‬ 
‪EMC Elementary School ‬‪