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October 2014 Reading School Newsletter

October 02, 2014

Reading School Newsletter

October 2014

Volume 16, Issue 2

Principal’s Pen

By Peggy Fort


Each month Reading School is focusing on a new character trait. 

In October, the trait is Respect— showing consideration and appreciation and avoiding violation of others; honoring people and caring about their rights. 

The color for the month is orange.


The end of the first nine weeks is October 16.  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held October 23 from 1:00-8:00 p.m. There will be no school on Oct. 23 or Oct. 24.  Notes will be sent home with your students soon asking for your general time preference on the afternoon/evening of October 23.

Fall Festival and Halloween Parties

Our annual Fall Festival and Halloween party will be held on October 31.  Children should bring their costumes to school (not wear them) and they will have a time in the afternoon to dress in their costume.  After enjoying the Fall Festival Theme Day, we will have a Halloween parade down Main Street at 2:30 p.m. followed by class parties.  Parents are welcome to attend.


                North Lyon County schools will join thousands of schools celebrating Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s most important anti-drug event.  Red Ribbon Week will be Oct. 27 through October 31, 2014, in over 10,000 American schools.  Students, teachers, and patrons will take the opportunity to spread the drug free message to all people.

            Here are some ways parents can help their child stay on the road to success by being drug free.

            ***Explain to your child there are many things to look forward to, both today and in the future.  There are many choices to make, and being drug free makes it easier to choose wisely.

            ***Review the facts about drug use and abuse with your child.  Discuss your family’s values about drugs and obeying the law.

            ***Encourage your child to take responsibility for saying “NO” to drugs and “YES” to healthy fun activities.

            ***Set an example for your child by maintaining healthy habits in your everyday life by serving as a role model.

Reading School  Calendar of Events


                                                                          October 6                                            Reading School Site Council Meeting

                                                                                                                                      6:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                      Reading School PTO Meeting

                                                                                                                                      6:30 p.m.

                                                                        October 6-10                                        National Anti-Bullying Awareness Week

                                                                        October 10                                           Junior High Band Night at NHHS

                                                                        October 15                                           Kansas School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

                                                                        October 16                                           End of 1st Nine Weeks

                                                                        October 17                                           NO SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                     In Service

                                                                        October 22                                          Board of Education Meeting

                                                                                                                                     7:00 p.m.   Board Office

                                                                        October 23                                          NO SCHOOL

                                                                                                                                    ½ Day Work Day

                                                                                                                                    Parent/Teacher Conferences 1-8 p.m.

                                                                        October 24                                          NO SCHOOL

                                                                        October 27-31                                     Red Ribbon Week

                                                                        October 31                                           Reading School Annual Fall Festival


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