Wednesday Notes – 2012-03-28
EDCS Parent Organization Yard Sale was a big Success!
The Parent Organizations annual yard sale was a big success!!! We raised nearly $700!!! To all of the EDCS parents who helped work and organize the sale and all of the people who donated items a great big THANK YOU!!!
We have many up coming wonderful opportunities at EDCS. There are still many ways you can get volunteer hours show your support for our school and hang out with the families in your community. Check out the information below.
Upcoming Parent Org. Event
Coming Soon! Family Field Day!
Imagine Dad and his toddler doing the three legged race, Mom and Dad racing as wheel barrows, Grandpa and Grandson in a potato sack hopping game and much more!
Volunteers are needed to help plan this event and make it a success. IF you are available to meet once or twice a week either in the morning or evening please contact Lisa Lopez @ (214)356-2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or sign up in the office in the Volunteer Book.
Meetings will take place Mondays after 6pm and Fridays 8:30am. You can attend one or both. The first planning committee meeting will meet Monday April 2 at 6pm. We need game captains, field monitors, clean up crews and activity creators! Share your ideas for activities that will enrich and encourage healthy and active lives for all families.
From your secretary:
Stay in touch and informed. If you have signed up with a committee and have not received an email. Please contact me and lets make sure we have the correct email address.
If you are not receiving emails from the Parent Organization and would like to be informed of Volunteer opportunities and general PO activities on campus, Please send me your email and we will place you on the list.
Remember, if you are a Parent or Guardian of a child at East Dallas Community School you are part of the Parent Organization. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
The April 14th date for resurrecting a new playground has been cancelled due to manufacturer delays. When we have all the parts necessary to build our new playground, then we will set a new date. Thank you for your patience and eagerness to assist!
Helping Our Kids Grow
Children Learn Best with Appropriate Challenges
Meeting and overcoming challenge is essential for human growth. Challenges teach us where we are strong and where we are weak. They stretch our minds and capacities, and they develop our patience, resilience, perseverance, and resourcefulness.
The trick is to recognize an appropriate level of challenge. Too much and the child is overwhelmed and leaves with a sense of failure. Too little challenge, and the child does not feel a real sense of accomplishment or growth. So what is the right amount of challenge?
Because you know your own child you can usually tell what he can and cannot do. Present him with activities that he will be able to perform without too much difficulty or error. There should be something in the task that he knows how to do, which he has already mastered. Then there is something that is new or difficult to accomplish.
You can help your child by first showing him what he already knows; this is a big confidence booster, which gives him more motivation to tackle the difficult part. Next, you can show him how to do the difficult part in a careful, simple, slow way. Then allow him to try it himself.
April Important Dates
1 Tuition Due
6 Good Friday -Early Release Day – 11:30 Dismissal
12 PAT Group Meeting (6:00-7:30 p.m.)
13 Conference Day #2 – No School – EDCS/LPCS
(ABC during Conf. only) (bad weather make-up)
19 Parent Ed. Night (6:30-7:30 p.m.)
24 TAKS Math 3rd grade
25 TAKS Reading 3rd grade
26 TAKS cont.
27 Talent Show (6:00 p.m.)
Talent Search has begun…
Sign yourself or your child up to participate in the EDCS Talent Show, which will take place on Friday April 27, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. on the green space. Don’t miss this chance to shine! Come to the office and sign up.
Parent Org End of the Year Calendar
****Volunteers are needed to make these events a success!!****
****Be sure to sign up in the Volunteer book in the office!!****
13 Conference Day #2 – Hospitality/Family
18 PO Chair Meeting – All Committees Reports (6:30-8:00)
19 Parent Ed. – Hospitality/Family
27 EDCS Spring Picnic and Talent Show – All Committees
5 Parent Work Day and International Day
7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week- Car Wash and Gift – All Committees
11 Car Wash Friday (2:30 till 5:00)
16 PO Meeting – Room 918- All Committees (6:30-7:30) snack for kids
TBD PO End of the year Pizza Party and Family Field Day!!
EDCS Vacant Lot on Fairview St.( Pizza at 6:30)(Field Activities)
June 1 – Moving On Ceremony – All Committees
Please be sure to log your volunteer time in the binders in the office (if you don’t know where they are, Jackie can show you!).
We will continue to be in touch about how you can get more involved and help out with upcoming events and projects.