November 15th - November 19th | Spirit Week (see calendar)
November 18th | Conversations with the Counselor 8 AM - 8:30 AM
November 18th | Camp Read S'More 5 PM - 6 PM
November 22nd - November 26th | Thanksgiving Break
December 3rd | Early Dismissal
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and our students are getting into the holiday spirit by reading books, engaging in group discussions, and creating beautiful artwork centered around the theme of gratitude. Cultivating gratitude has been shown to help increase children's happiness and self-esteem, while also improving their relationships with others.
Continue the learning at home by creating a gratitude journal with your child. Journaling is a great way for him to express himself creatively, self-reflect, practice fine motor skills, and develop an appreciation for the people and things in his life. Below are some tips for getting started.
1. Create the journal
Go shopping with your child and purchase a blank notebook or three-ring binder. Encourage him to decorate a cover for the journal using markers, crayons, stickers, or photographs. Allow his creativity to run wild. On each blank page of the notebook, write "I am grateful for" at the top and leave a place for the date. If you're using a binder, you can download copies of our free printable to insert inside.
2. Integrate journaling into your child's routine
Determine the best 5-10 minutes each day for your family to sit down and journal without interruptions. Have your child draw, write or describe to you items that he is grateful for. Consistency is key for developing a habit, so try to follow the same sequence of events each day (i.e. dinner time, journal time, bath time, bedtime).
3. Give prompts if needed
Expressing gratitude might not come easily at first for your child and that's okay. Prompt him by asking questions, such as "Who is a family member or friend you are grateful for and why?", "What is one thing you enjoyed doing today?" or "What is one of your favorite toys?" Ask him to draw a picture, and if age-appropriate, write a few words describing the drawing. Model positive behavior by sharing your own moment of gratitude for the day.
4. Set small goals
Set a short-term goal with your child, such as journaling each day in November. At the end of the month, remind him of the fun he had by reviewing the entries with him. You might be surprised to learn that he wants to continue using his gratitude journal! If so, brainstorm a new goal with him and create a new journal if necessary.
Finally, know that here at SEE Yes PREP we are grateful for the opportunity we have to partner with you in the education of your child. Thank you for trusting us and sending us your best. Together we can achieve!
2022 - 2023 Lottery Opened
Student applications for the 2022-2023 school year opened on October 29th! We will be offering grades PK4 through 4th grade. Make sure to complete an application for your other students and spread the word! Visit www.yesprep.org/sayYES for more info, or give us a call at the front office.
We would love your help! Would you be interested in being a campus ambassador?
- What is a campus ambassador?
- As mentioned above, our lottery for the 22-23 school year opens on October 29th. This means that everyone who is not currently attending our school is able to apply via SchoolMint.
- Our campus ambassadors during the recruitment and enrollment period (October 29th-end of February) would support the campus in recruiting new applicants.
- How would you help?
- Dropping off flyers
- Recommending family, friends and neighbors
- Supporting us during recruitment events on and off-campus
There will be a meeting to give you all the details for participation. We are so excited to provide our parents with this opportunity to support our campus in a different capacity!
Please email SoutheastElementary@yesprep.org if you would like to be a part of this wonderful initiative. There might be prizes for our ambassadors 😉.
Throughout our recruitment season we will be hosting several events and would love to highlight our families. We are gathering initial information and want to know more about you! If you have a small business, please complete this survey.
Spirit Week Canned/Dry Food Drive
Food Drive starts Monday, November 15th – Wednesday, November 17th
Southeast Elementary will be collecting canned foods to donate to families in need. Cans will be collected in boxes placed outside your classroom
If you would like to participate, students are asked to donate specific items according to their grade level:
Pre-K – Mashed potatoes & Gravy
Kinder – Cereals, Muffin Mixes
1st – Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Canned Soup
2nd – Rice, Beans, Mac & Cheese
3rd – Canned Carrots, Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans
Please do not bring any outdated items.
Thank you for your support.
Camp Read S'More our Literacy Night
See our flyer for more information. We will have lots of stations with activities and live music from the band at Southeast Secondary! The event will be outside at our Pavilion, weather permitting.
Sparks Life Recap by samdelcreative
Conversations with the Counselor
Please click on the image or here to register for the Conversations with the Counselor. Along with Ms. Arzate, our Student Support Counselor, the Therapist-LCSW from Legacy Community, will also be presenting to parents on helping students with anxiety. You don't want to miss this!
Front Office Procedures
As we continue to prioritize safety, we are adjusting the process when you visit the front office. When you arrive, please ring the doorbell (located to the right of the door). You will be greeted via the speaker. Please respond with the reason for your visit and your student's name. Then, you will be granted access to the building.
Also, if another family enters the building in front of you, please do not enter the building behind them. You will need to ring the doorbell and share the reason for your visit also. If you are waiting in the lobby, please do not open the door for someone else to enter the building.