BELIEVE * ACHIEVE * SUCCEED
New Celebration Guidelines
Dear Curtis Families:
As a recipient of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2015 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award, Curtis Elementary strives to help our students make healthy lifestyle choices. Creating a healthy school for our students is important because we know that healthy students are better learners.
In keeping with our theme and further advancing our efforts, Curtis’ Wellness Team is working to earn the Alliance’s Silver Award for the Healthy Schools Program and we need your help in implementing our healthier celebrations initiative, which takes effect when we return to school after the Christmas break.
We want to send a consistent message about good nutrition and healthy eating, so it is important that our celebrations reflect the healthy changes being made throughout our school building. Between holidays and birthday celebrations, the number of high fat, sugary foods and beverages a student consumes during the school year can add up quickly.
At Curtis, we will begin celebrating with healthy, school-approved food and beverages, or without using food for celebrations. We may choose to celebrate using a fun physical activity or project for birthdays, holidays or school-wide celebrations. Two exceptions each school year are allowed – the most recent Christmas Party and our Valentine’s Party in February.
There are many fun ways to celebrate without food like a dance party, extra free time, or lunch with a teacher. We will be sharing additional ideas with you this year through the school newsletter, Remind messages, and the Curtis website.
A list of school- and state-approved guidelines and specific foods and beverages (formally known as Smart Snacks) can be found at http://louisianafitkids.com/#smart-snacks. Additionally, the Alliance has some fun ideas on their Pinterest page – see all of their boards by searching for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Thank you for helping us create a healthier place for your child to learn! Curtis’ Wellness Team welcomes your suggestions to celebrate in a healthy and happy way!
The Curtis Wellness Committee
PARENT INFORMATION ON STUDENT ASSESSMENT REPORTS
If your child was in 3rd-8th grade last school year, an individualized score report detailing their performance on the Louisiana 2015 English language arts and math assessments will be sent home this Thursday, November 19.
In an effort to better help parents understand their child’s overall performance, Bossier Schools has produced a video to break down what this report entails and how to interpret it. Just click here.
After receiving your child’s report, please feel free to contact the school if there are any questions.
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What's Going On at Curtis?
February 3 – Counselor Appreciation Day --- We love Ms. Comeau!
February 5 – PBIS Jean Day (Students wear jeans with spirit or uniform shirt for $1.00) and Snack Friday
February 8 – 12 – Curtis Book Fair from 8:30 – 2:15
February 8 – Fifth grade DARE graduation at 1:00
February 11 – 4-H Meeting and last day to turn in Cookie Dough money
February 12 – FCA Meeting, Valentine Parties at 2:00
February 15 – President’s Day Observed, Schools are closed.
February 19 – Snack Friday
Mrs. Lauren Rinaudo