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Thanks to our FABULOUS PTO, we will be attending a PBIS Assembly tomorrow:  "Stronger Than a Bully," presented by Mobile Ed Productions, Inc.
  
Click HERE or on the picture to the left to go to the Mobile Ed Productions, Inc. website to learn more.
Read below for more information on the presentation.
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Stronger Than A Bully features extensive use of two acronyms designed to push important points aimed at helping students avoid becoming the victim of a bully.

The first of these is S.M.I.L.E. which stands for: Stay cool, Make eye contact (take a positive posture),Identify the attack (verbal, physical, extorting, cyber, etc), Lead positive conversation, Erase the attack. These represent the actions for the person being bullied.

The second acronym explains the actions a bystander should take. H.E.R.O. or -  Help out (get involved), Empathize (identify with the victim), Respond with proper action andReport the incident. Open communication (talk about it with the victim).

 
 
 
 
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Congratulations to Sarah Bass!  She is the Indian Trail 3rd Grade iRead CHAMPION!  Additionally, Sarah was listed as one of the TOP SCHOOL FUNDRAISERS!  We are so proud of you, Sarah!  You inspire us all to be voracious readers!

 
 
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Our Valentine's Day party was absolutely Fan-TACHE-tic!  THANK YOU to everyone who donated money, time, and materials to help make our party a success.  I hope to have photos from the party as well as photo booth snapshots for each student posted on the scrapbook page by the time we return from Spring Break.  Watch for updates and notices!

 
 
 
 
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Please visit our  VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY PAGE 
on the Mission 125 Website HERE.

For this party, we are asking for $5.00 donations instead of signing up for individual items for our party. 

1) Make your donation via PayPal HERE 
2) -OR- send CASH in a marked envelope to school  Thank you so much for your donations.....it will help make this event Fan-TACHE-Tic!

 
 
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Thank you to our 2 party volunteers!
There is ONLY ONE 
party volunteer slot left!
Click HERE to sign up as a party helper on Valentine's Day.  It will be 
Fan-TACHE-Tic!

 
 
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We have an exciting leadership opportunity with our Kindergarten buddies!  The 100th day of school is coming up on February 8th.  Miss Weinstein and Mrs. Petlak have been brainstorming what we could do together for this special day.  We decided that our 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to VOLUNTEER to be on the 100th day planning committee for our buddies. 


IF your child decides to volunteer for this leadership team, they must COMMIT to planning with Mrs. Petlak and Miss Weinstein each day during recess between now and 2/8/13.  During that time, they will be working to create games, activities, and crafts that we will participate in with our buddies on the 100th day of school.  Please SIGN UP below if you and your child understand the commitment and your child would like to be a part of our committee!  THANK YOU!

    100th Day Planning Committee Sign-Up:

 
 
 
 
Dear Mission 125 Parents,
Help make our winter party a "SNOW-riffic" success by donating items for the celebration. We need lots of goodies for this event, so every donation is GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!!!

To sign up, go to: 
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E054EA8A92BAB9-winter2