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SCHOOL EVENTS

   Thanksgiving Break (Schools Closed; Offices Open)
   Nov 24 2014
   Thanksgiving Break (Schools & Offices Closed)
   Nov 27 2014
   El Dorado Spirit Night
   Dec 04 2014
   PTA Board Meeting
   Dec 09 2014 at 05:00 PM
   Bank In Schools
   Dec 10 2014

CORE ESSENTIALS CHARACTER TRAITS

November: Gratitude
Letting others know you see how they've helped you.

DEALING WITH KIDS’ PAPERWORK
 
Many adults can handle their personal paperwork, but don't have a clue when it comes to helping their children get theirs under control. School calendars, lunch menus, homework assignments and odd-sized art projects can all contribute to a mountain of paper. Here are a few tips to help you help them get organized ...
Papers that need to be referenced daily or weekly might work well attached to the refrigerator or to a kitchen bulletin board (e.g. lunch menus, calendars, sports schedules).
 
Start an art project box for each child. Oversized professional artist's portfolios work great. Your local art or office supply store will have a variety of sizes and materials (leather-bound, cardboard) — as well as prices— to choose from. As projects come home, save the favorites in the portfolio. At year end, select only the top five (or ten) to save. Place in underbed storage boxes (which can be stored anywhere in the house; perhaps the basement) labeled with the years or grades of artwork they contain.
 
If your child comes home with papers that need to be read, signed, or require payment, adopt a simple "in/out box" concept straight from corporate America. Label a box (or basket or cubby or clipboard) for each family member. Store conveniently in the kitchen. Instruct children to place papers that need parents' perusal in their box. Parents should check their boxes each evening and place completed paperwork in the appropriate child's box for retrieval. This eliminates mad-dash mornings!
 
To get your children in the habit of managing schoolwork with ease, set up a desk or workspace just for them. Stock drawers (or clear storage boxes) with basic supplies such as paper, pens, pencils, scissors, glue, Post-it notes, etc. Help younger children empty their school bags in the afternoon, and allow them to make decisions about which papers to keep and which to toss. This will get them in the habit of dealing with paperwork regularly and saving only those things that are precious to them.

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Summer Reading May 12th - August 22
Remember to record the number of pages you read all summer long!
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Attention Rising 6th graders going to C.E. Williams

Charleston County School District Presents

Ten Marks Summer Math Program
For Families

Help reverse summer math skills loss with a Free 3-month program
in just 20 minutes -- 3 times a week.
Visit:
http://summer.tenmarks.com
Summer Access Code: ​
259291

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Meet our new SASMS Media Specialist, Rebecca Ross
The Hour of Code is coming again...
Join us during Computer Science Education Week  more
Funding Factory
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Homework
Eight Ways to Help Your Child With Homework
Mrs. Ginny Jones
Meet our 2013-2014 SASMS Teacher of the Year
Meet our SASMS Teacher of the Year  more
Charleston County School District's "Teacher of the Month"

School Tours

School tours will be conducted on Wednesdays from 8:30AM- 9:00AM. You must call the office (763-1503) to schedule an appointment.


Tips for parents on managing holiday stress:

· Set expectations – Talk to your kids about expectations for gifts and holiday activities. Be open with them if money is an issue. Depending on a child's age, parents can use this as an opportunity to teach their kids about the value of money and responsible spending. And be realistic. Take small concrete steps to deal with holiday tasks instead of overwhelming yourself with goals that are too far reaching for a busy time.

· Keep things in perspective – Try to consider stressful situations in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Avoid blowing events out of proportion and teach your kids how to keep things in perspective, including what type and the number of gifts they receive.

· Make connections – Good relationships with family and friends are important. So, view the holidays as a time to reconnect with people. Additionally, accepting help and support from those who care about you can help alleviate stress. Even volunteering at a local charity with your kids is a good way to connect with others, assist someone in need and teach your kids about the value of helping others.

· Take care of yourself – Pay attention to your own needs and feelings during the holiday season. Engage in activities that you and your family enjoy and find relaxing. Taking care of yourself helps keep your mind and body healthy and primed to deal with stressful situations. Consider cutting back television viewing for kids and instead, get the family out together for a winter walk. It promotes activity and takes kids away from sedentary time and possible influence from advertisements