8:15 AM - 8:45 AM IL Bobcat Breakfast
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM IL Arts & Crafts Club
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM IL 5th gr. Intramurals
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM IL Reading Olympics
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM IL Night at MFL
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E-News on the Lane
Indian Lane's Weekly Newsletter
100th Day of School
February 12-16, 2018
Message from our Principal
Although it was a short week at Indian Lane, we crammed a lot of activities in. We started off the week celebrating our fine artists. Students showed off their work to their parents at our Featured Artist Breakfast. Classrooms had their Valentine’s Day and 100th Day of School celebrations. Fourth grade had their Healthy Heart Celebration on Thursday.
With all the celebrations of the week, it was also a sad week as we all saw the terrible incident that occurred in one of our schools in Florida. Please know that at Indian Lane and in all the schools in our district, safety of our students is our number one goal each day. Our district has discussed, planned, and practiced responses should we ever have to deal with such a situation. I want to thank all of you for always following our school procedures and safety protocols such as signing into the office and signing out as you leave. This helps to ensure the safety of all our students. Have a great week!
From the Library
Middletown Free Library has many wonderful, free, and educational programs for kids, including an Indian Lane Night on February 28th from 6 to 7 p.m. Check it out here!
Winners of the NAACP Black History Month Poster Contest will be announced on Tuesday, February 20th on the morning announcements.
Reading Olympics Update
The date of the competition for RTM is Monday, March 5, 2018 and will be held at Upper Darby High School. Information about competition day will come home soon. The next meeting is Wednesday, February 14th at 8 a.m. We would like to squeeze in an extra meeting on Wednesday, February 21st at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. We hope that most of the team members can make it.
From our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Hilden
I have been visiting the third grade rooms to talk to them about emotional self-regulation. One strategy that all the kids have learned to help them through a heightened emotion like worry, frustration, or even excitement is called “Lazy 8” breathing. This is a strategy that pairs deep breathing with an activity to shift our thinking away from our emotional trigger. Students have first learned to make the shape of an “8” laying on its side (or an infinity symbol) with their pointer finger. Once they have mastered that movement, they are instructed to slow it down and pair their breathing with it. One side of the 8 is for inhaling, the other for exhaling. They continue this process until they start to feel more relaxed. This is a strategy that can benefit anyone looking for a way to calm a tense body due to heightened emotions!
From our PTG
The next PTG meeting is Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the library. The February meeting was canceled due to the day off on Feb. 8th.
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