There will be no school Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Reduce TV/Screen Time with This Tip

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Is your child spending countless hours in front of a TV or tablet? Do you wish that your child would spend their time doing other things such as playing outside, reading or doing homework and chores?

Have them “buy” their screen time instead. For every one minute they would like to spend in front of the TV or tablet, they must spend one minute doing an activity of your choice such as homework, playing outside, chores or reading. They will need to purchase their time with these minutes. Time doing these things at school does not count and banking time from a previous day does not work either. Time must be used on day it’s earned.

Give it a try! You may be pleasantly surprised with the results!

ISTEP+ Testing Starts Soon

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Attention parents: Indiana students will begin the 2015-2016 ISTEP+ exams soon. This is the first of what will be two rounds of testing; the final round coming in May.

Please help us ensure every student has the best chance to be successful on this year’s ISTEP+ exams. You can help in these ways:

  • Talk to your child about the importance of the test. We want a true assessment of their abilities.
  • Make sure your child has plenty of rest for the test. A good night’s sleep before can make a big difference.
  • Remain positive about the test. Let your child know they can be successful, and they will feel better about their chances to be successful.
  • Don’t forget to ask your child about the test. Communicate with them that you want to know how well they did on the tests.
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school to receive any clarification.

Together we can make this a meaningful and positive experience for all our students. We appreciate all your efforts!

March is Reading Month

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Reading is celebrated across the nation during the month of March. Crothersville has many activities planned in our buildings, but you can also celebrate at home with your student. Here are some great ways to incorporate reading into the month of March, and beyond.

Go Book Shopping. This can be done anywhere from Barnes & Noble, Amazon or the library. Ask friends, librarians and teachers for some great book recommendations.

Get Comfortable. Designate a special spot in your house for reading. Fill it with pillows, blankets and books. It doesn’t have to be big.

Set Aside Family Reading Time. It is a lot easier to get everyone reading if everyone is doing it together. Set aside a designated amount of time each night. This may include reading a book as a family or everyone reading on their own.

Celebrate With a Movie. As a family you can choose a book that also has a movie. After you read the book together, you can all settle in and watch the movie together. You can even have a discussion about which one you thought was better and why.