BJHS | WEEKLY NEWSLETTER | MARCH 16, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As we approach the last quarter of the school year, we want to continue to encourage good attendance at school. To accomplish this task, we ask that you try to limit absences at school and schedule appointments outside the normal school day.

Each and every day we are emphasizing reading.  It is extremely important that our students spend time reading independently.  Research shows that top performing students spend a considerable amount of time reading. High achieving students spend nearly 20 times as many minutes reading than do average performing students.  The chart below shows this discrepancy.

Independent Reading and Achievement (Correlation Among Minutes Spent Reading and Overall Achievement)

Achievement Percentile Rank

Minutes Per Day Reading

98

65.0

90

21.2

80

14.2

70

9.6

60

6.5

50

4.6

40

3.2

30

1.8

20

0.7

10

0.1

2

0

Anderson, Richard C., Wilson P.T., Fielding, L.G. Growth in Reading and how Children Spend Their Time Outside of School, 1988 Reading Research Quarterly, #23, pp.285-303

We ask that you support your child’s achievement and encourage reading at home.  Our Spring Recess begins on April 3rd and ends on April 12th. Please encourage your child to read everyday during the break.

Respectfully,

Bethany A. Lindsay, Principal
Brookwood Junior High School


Brookwood Junior High School

Extra- Curricular Activities Week Of 3/16/15

 

MONDAY

Activity

Time

Location

Morning Tutoring

7:30-8:30 A.M.

Learning Center

TUESDAY

Morning Tutoring

7:30-8:30 A.M.

Learning Center

Gospel Choir

7:30-8:10 A.M.

Stage

Drumline

7:15-8:15 A.M.

Room 20

Cooking Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Teachers Lounge

Chess Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 6

Book Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 16

Boy’s VBall Home

3:30-5:30 P.M.

Home/Tournament

After School Tutoring

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Learning Center

WEDNESDAY

Morning Tutoring

7:30-8:30 A.M.

Learning Center

Anime Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 16

Robotics Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 1

Yearbook Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 2

Debate Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 17

After School Tutoring

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Learning Center

Student Council

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Learning Center

THURSDAY

Morning Tutoring

7:30-8:30 A.M.

Learning Center

Gospel Choir

7:30-8:10 A.M.

Stage

Drumline

7:15-8:15 A.M.

Room 20

After School Tutoring

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Learning Center

NJHS

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Learning Center

Video Club

3:10-4:30 P.M.

Room 1


 How Does My Child Learn Values & Caring At Home?

 Excerpt From The  Publication Of The Environments Professional Group

 

You Are Your Child’s First And Most Influential Teacher.  Young children learn to be caring people by interacting with and observing caring adults.  Caring adults treat children-as well as other adults- fairly and with respect, kindness, and empathy.  Home is the best place to begin character education.

Ways To Encourage Your Child To Learn Values And Caring At Home: 

  • Speaking respectfully to your child, other family members, and people in the community will teach your child to treat others with respect. Saying, “I’m sorry” when you’re wrong is a valuable lesson in honesty and in acting with integrity.
  • By setting and consistently enforcing clearly stated, fair, and age-appropriate household rules, you will teach your child the value of self-discipline. A child needs discipline to become a good citizen and to have respect for authority.
  • Invite your child to be with you while you are doing chores so that he can observe that you are a responsible and diligent worker.
  • Offer your child choices. When he/she is allowed to make choices, he/she learns to be a responsible decision maker.
  • Eat family meals together and teach your child to be polite and considerate of others. Mealtimes are great for listening, talking, sharing, and reinforcing family values.
  • Playing games with your child helps them learn to be honest and fair. They will also learn to take turns, to be patient, and to win or lose graciously.
  • Encourage your child to use words to solve problems and resolve conflicts fairly and without violence.
  • Watch television together and talk about what you see and hear. Carefully choose the programs based on appropriate subject matter and your child’s interests.
  • Read books with your child. Select stories that reinforce caring and strong values.  Also share books that depict the rewards of good decisions and the consequences of bad ones.  These are important topics in the process of learning about values and caring.