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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).

 
 

Sneak Peek of our Dance Moves!

All third grade students are excited to share in a morning of community dancing with a special guest.  Please come ready to fully participate in the morning's festivities--comfortable shoes and clothing should be worn!

Who: Third grade students + one special adult guest*
When: Thursday, December 13 from 9:00-9:45
Where:  IT big gym
Why: To experience music class as an active participant rather than merely as an observer, and have a fun morning with a community of wonderful people!  

*Questions about bringing younger siblings or bringing more than one special guest?
Contact Mrs. Lucci: celucci@nssd112.org
 
 
Our class was DAZZLED watching the Tiger Tales performance last month.  Watch this LIVE video of their performance in St. Louis!  Look for siblings of our 3rd grade students shining like stars!  Way to go Mrs. Lucci and the Tiger Tales Ensemble!!!
 
 
Update - After School Enrichment Classes:
This week was the last week for Guitar Stars.
All other enrichment classes will end on Friday, December 14th.
1st and 2nd Grade Science has been extended one week will run on Tuesday, December 18th.

Performance Dates from the Music Room:
Friday, February 15 @ 9:15am and 2:30pm -- 2nd Grade Music Performance (small gym)
Friday, April 19 @ 9:15am and 2:30pm -- 4th grade Music Performance (small gym)
Friday, May 24th @ 9:15am - 1st Grade Music Performance (small gym)
5th Grade will be determined for the spring.

Virtual Backpack: This week, new items in the virtual backpack are:
• Parent Child Book Group
• Book Fair Letter
Go to this link to view: 
http://www.edline.net/pages/Indian_Trail_ES/Family_Resources/Virtual_Backpack

Indian Trail Calendar:
Dec. 3 – Dec. 6 – Indian Trail PTO Book Fair in small gym
Dec. 4 – PTO Book Fair Grandparent lunch and shop
Dec. 5 – PTO Meeting – 7:15  AM
Dec. 5 – Early Release Day – 1pm Dismissal & AM Kindergarten attends
Dec. 6 – Family Reading Night – PJ Day and Night – 6pm
Dec. 7 – Indian Trail Spirit Day -  Wear Tiger gear or blue/orange
Dec. 12 – Ice Cream Day - $2 per bar
Dec. 13 - 3rd Annual "Dancing with the 3rd Grade Stars" community dance event -9am
Dec. 18 – Parent Child Book Group – 6:30pm
Dec. 22 – Jan. 6 – Winter Break
Jan. 7 – School Resumes
 
 
Today we were mesmerized by the fantastic performance by the Indian Trail Tiger Tales musical artists!  The 5th graders and Mrs. Lucci put on a performance to remember!  I watched as every student in our class sat as still as statues glued to every note, dance move, and the story that was unfolding before their eyes.  We had multiple older siblings performing in the musical, and are very proud of them.  Congratulations on a fantastic dress rehearsal and BEST OF LUCK at the competition in St. Louis!  Go, Tiger Tales!!  We'll be cheering for you!