The Scott Spotlight
September 27, 2019
Principal: Linda Reha
School Address: 804 Wilson St. DeWitt, MI 48820
Office Phone Number: 517-668-3400
Attendance Phone Number: 517-668-3458
Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
First bell rings at 8:25 a.m.
Students shouldn't arrive before 8:15 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 3:20 p.m.
Sept. 23- Oct. 15: NWEA Testing Window
Oct. 2: Walk to School Day & State Count Day
Oct. 16: Early Release Day for Teacher CLT
Oct 18: Fun Run
Dear Scott School Families,
Next week is a busy one with the continuation of NWEA testing in the area of math along with Walk to School Day and State Count Day both on Wednesday, October 2nd. Please read additional information about Walk to School Day in another section within this newsletter. Thank you in advance to parents/guardians who volunteer to help with this event. Also, thank you for making sure your child is in school on Wednesday and on time since it is State Count Day which is how our pupil funding is determined.
Fall festivities are also around the corner. More information will be provided to families by classroom teachers about Halloween and/or Harvest parties. Scott School does not have a school-wide costume parade, and some classrooms elect to have parties that are costume-free to preserve dress up for trick or treating night. If your child's classroom does allow costumes, please be sure to support costumes without weapon accessories, are school friendly to promote a safe and fun environment (spare the gore), and are respectful to others. Also, classrooms who do promote costumes for their celebration will have provide students time to change, so please do not send your child to school in costume. This can be a distraction when there is lots of learning to be had even on this special day! Finally, please keep Halloween treats from trick or treating at home to help keep our students with food allergies safe from exposure and to promote healthy eating choices at school so students have good brain and body fuel for learning.
Scott School Principal
Fall Acadience (formerly known as DIBELS) benchmark data is in, and our students rocked!
- Core = 79%
- Strategic = 8%
- Intensive = 13%
- Core = 83%
- Strategic = 5%
- Intensive = 12%
Panther Pride Student Spotlight
Each week every classroom at Scott School has a Panther Pride drawing from all Panther Pride slips earned by students for demonstrating respectful, responsible, safe, and bucketfilling behavior. Lucky drawing winners are invited to a Panther Pride luncheon at the end of each month with Mrs. Reha and Mrs. Schwarz.
Kenadie from Mrs. Anderson's second grade class was invited to the September luncheon.
10/2 Walk to School Day
Scott School is gearing up for Walk to School Day on Wed., October 2nd. A letter and map were sent via Infinite Campus to families earlier this week about the drop off location and plan for all students that day. Also, a minimum of 10 volunteers are needed at check points along the walking route that morning. If you're interested in helping, please contact Mike Holes at email@example.com or 517-668-3427. Volunteers also much be I-CHAT cleared. This process takes a few days, so please complete and submit this as soon as possible. Thanks for supporting our school and fun events like Walk to School Day.
10/18 Annual FUN RUN Event
The Scott School Annual Fun Run Kickoff is Monday the 30th. The purpose of the Fun Run is to raise money for field trips throughout the year, and our goal is $30,000! Information regarding the event will come home with students on Monday, including how to register online and a list of rewards that students can earn. The actual Fun Run is scheduled for October 18th. All classes will participate in the morning that day, and families are welcome to cheer their child and all students on - a schedule will be coming home in the near future.
Buddy & Lolie Visits
Scott School is so fortunate to have a therapy dog, Buddy, and his trainer, Lolie, make weekly visits. The impact this furry friend can make in the life of a child is amazing. We are so grateful that students have this opportunity.
What is Bucketfilling?
Scott is a “Bucketfilling” school! Students are taught how to be “bucketfillers” by sharing that we all have an invisible bucket in which we keep our feelings about ourselves. When our buckets are full, we are happy; when they are empty, we are sad. “Bucketfillers” can fill the bucket of others by saying a kind word or doing a thoughtful deed. Students can also fill their own bucket by having kind thoughts about themselves. Students attended a Bucketfilling Assembly on Monday, September 23rd to learn what it means to fill a bucket and how sometimes we can intentionally or unintentionally dip a bucket. Consider checking out the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? from the public library to read at home. Throughout the school year, we will also encourage and recognize students’ efforts to be “bucketfillers” by filling out bucketfilling posters that are announced on the Morning News and hung on a bulletin board for everyone to see! You can fill your child’s bucket at home by giving him/her a genuine compliment. Be sure to also let your child know when he/she has filled your bucket. Being a bucketfilling helps children and others develop positive relationships, empathy, and compassion for others.
Sparrow Clinton Hospital Community Health Fair
What: Sparrow Clinton Hospital Community Health Fair
When: Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: AgroLiquid (corner of M21 & DeWitt Road)
Join us for this fun family event. Free flu shots (must be age 18 or older), free health screenings, chair massages, children’s car seat checks, medication drop-off, health and lifestyle booths, farmers’ market, Fresh Food Fairy & her smoothie-making bicycle, and Love on a Leash therapy dogs. This event is open to all Clinton County Residents.
Please help keep our students (and all pedestrians) who walk to and from school safe by following driver safety laws. Although most students use the crosswalk at the stop sign on Wilson St. to cross the road, it is important to be alert for students crossing anywhere near school grounds. You have an important role in keeping our students safe by following these law tips.
- Drivers must come to a complete stop at stop signs.
- Pedestrians have the right-of-way in a crosswalk, so drivers must yield.
- Drivers cannot park within 20 feet of a crosswalk. This means if you pick your child up and are in the car line near the crosswalk, you are obligated to leave this much space.
- Drivers cannot park within an intersection. Again, if you pick up your child, wait patiently until cars move forward to avoid getting caught in the intersection.
Our local law enforcement partner with our school to assist with safety and will ticket if necessary to protect our students. Modeling expected driver safety is essential and contagious! Be a role model for our children and other drivers.
When your child is absent, please call the Scott School Attendance line: 517-668-3458. Substitute Teachers cannot access a teacher's email, so please call the office when your child is going to be absent, will be dropped off or picked up outside of regular school hours, or has a transportation switch. Please call before 3:00 pm, for all after school changes.