IMG_2257“Can I have a snack?” might just be the most common words to come out of a child’s mouth.  The type of snacks our kids eat do have an impact on overall nutrition for better or worse.  Pre-packaged, processed “snacks” often have added sugar, salt, fat and contain little nutritional value. They might more accurately be called “treats”.   Good nutrition correlates with better academic performance by supporting body and brain development and creating lifelong healthy habits. It is important when you provide snacks for your child at school and home, that fruits and vegetables be the first choice whenever possible. Please click the link for more information:... Continue reading Snacks


ReadingThis year’s, I Love to Read month theme is, Read Around the World. We will kick it off on Feb. 1st at 2:45 in the gym with our first 10 minute reading drill. We will keep track of minutes and collect them each Friday. Teachers will keep track of  classroom minutes on a map (1 minute = 1 mile) and see how far students can read (maybe use Google Maps and learn a little about those locations).  The class with the most minutes at the end of the month will get to shop for books for the school at the book fair on March 7th and 9th. Reading drills will be: Feb. 8 at 12:45 Feb. 14 at 1:45 Feb. 23 at 2:45 Feb. 27 at 10:35 We will do Titlemania again each week. Mrs. Simon will also be passing out some “Caught Reading” slips to students who you “catch” reading. Those slips can be turned in to the Media Center and will be entered into a drawing for Book Fair gift certificates. We will end the month on March 2nd (Read Across America day) by having popcorn/games in each classroom if our school... Continue reading I LOVE TO READ MONTH

Middle School Parent Preview Night

Save the date for Parent Preview Night at your middle school! Watch for an invitation coming soon in your mailbox. Tour the school, meet our wonderful staff, and get answers to your questions. Chaska Middle School West: Thurs., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.  952-556-7400 Pioneer Ridge Middle School: Thurs., Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m.  952-556-7800 Chaska Middle School East: Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.  952-556-7600 We look forward to welcoming your student this... Continue reading Middle School Parent Preview Night