Sept. 14, 2020

Sage News: Week of September 14, 2020

Week of September 14, 2020

Constitution Day - 9/17
On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the U.S. Constitution.

Every year, the National Constitution Center provides valuable resources to help you commemorate this historic day. Click the link below for details:

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Counseling Corner

Suicide Prevention Awareness: Student Training
We are stronger and better together! Sponsored by SDOE, Living Works Youth Summit is offering a free virtual summit to inspire and educate our middle and high school students on suicide prevention, resiliency, and hope!

The training will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 15th at 1 pm and include performances and motivational speeches from singer Tate McRae and inspirational content creator Lavendaire, among others. Please see the attached flyer and encourage your student to attend. Together we can all help prevent suicide!

Counseling Groups: 7 Habits of Effective Students 
Our first counseling groups of the year will be starting on September 30 (Grades TK-2, Grades 3-5) or October 2 (Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12)!  Based on The 7 Habits of Effective People book series, we will be working through these 7 habits and teaching students effective ways to thrive in school and life. Please click on this interest survey link for more information.  

Human Trafficking Webinar: September 16 at 2:30
Human trafficking is complicated and scary.  Its impact is widespread, including in our own communities. It can happen to anyone, but there are significant risk factors that make some more vulnerable. There are also preventive measures you can take to protect your children. Please join me, Allie Whalen, your school counselor, for a parent webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at 2:30 pm where I’ll address these key ideas. Here is the Zoom link. The webinar will be recorded and later posted on our website. 

Coffee with the Counselor
Office Hours are on Fridays from 10-11:00 am. I would love to chat with you on how to best support your students’ social and emotional needs. Please sign up here

What is i-Ready?
It's an assessment that provides a "diagnosis" of a student's current levels, which helps to inform future instruction. About 50% of the questions should be "harder" or potentially "brand new" information due to its adaptability. This allows for more accurately pinpointing student needs down to the sub-skill level, providing valid individualized results. Upon completion, your student can jump into i-Ready’s personalized lessons!

Math Matters 
September Newsletter

How often do you have meaningful conversations with your child about math? Do you ask open-ended questions that spark a math discussion? Do your children know how to explain their reasoning and construct viable mathematical arguments?

    Join us in our September Math Newsletter as we help you spark a conversation about math. Using our 8 mathematical practice standards, we will learn how to talk about math and understand why it is so important!
    Click here to watch a short video covering two of our mathematical practice standards!
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    If math makes you a little nervous, you're in the majority. Learn whether the "right" answer is important and how to "talk math and play math" by listening to this podcast, Math Anxiety Is Real. Here's How To Help Your Child Avoid It.

    Yearbook Update
    We CAN collect memories and document happenings during this special school year, but we need your help! Each month, the yearbook team will be asking for photo submissions from our wonderful families. This month, our goal is 100% participation! 
    Please submit a photo of your student(s) from the shoulders up. 

      We would like to feature as many students as possible in the student section of our yearbook. To submit, please email your photo(s) to with the email title including the following info: "student last name, student first name, student grade." Please email for support.