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Vol. 5 • Issue 2 October 2015

Something for Students, Parents & Teachers: Lots of puzzles, games and learning fun! • Parent Corner • Danville City Public Schools • Pittsylvania County Public Schools • Westover Christian Academy • Carlisle School • Sacred Heart School • Local Event Advertisements • Dave Gluhareff’s “Get Fit Column For Kids” • Another cool chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card! • SO MUCH MORE!!!

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Learn The Early Warning Signs Of Bullying

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Children grow and develop their personalities in various ways. While many youngsters are teased or receive some good-natured ribbing at some point in their school careers, some teasing can eventually turn into bullying. The National Education Association estimates that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Furthermore, more than 70 percent of students report incidents of bullying at their schools. Although children in lower grades have reported being in more fights than those in higher grades, there is a higher rate of violent crimes in middle and high schools than in elementary schools. According to the association Make Beats Not Beat Downs, harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school shooting incidents. Bullying can take many forms, and learning the warning signs as a parent can help prevent harassment and potentially dangerous situations. Verbal: If your child reports being called names, being the recipient of racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, or being spoken to in an offensive or suggestive way, this can be a form of verbal bullying. Cyber: Social media, email and text messaging has become a way for bullies to spread malicious messages or photos. In the era of digital media, this type of bullying has increased considerably. Physical: Some bullies engage in physical attacks, including hitting, kicking, spitting, or other forms of physical confrontation. Destroying personal property also is considered physical bullying. Indirect: Gossiping and spreading nasty rumors about a person is another form of bullying. This type of bullying may go hand-in-hand with cyber bullying. Signs your child is being bullied Parents can recognize certain signs that their child is being bullied at school. Bullied children frequently make excuses to avoid going to school. While the desire to stay home is something many children may express, those who are bullied may do so much more frequently. Bullied children tend to avoid certain places and may be sad, angry, withdrawn, or depressed. They may have trouble sleeping or experience changes in appetite, and bullied youngsters’ academic performance may suffer. Also, parents may notice that children return from school missing some of their belongings. Signs your child is the bully Parents may not want to imagine their children bullying other students, but bullies do exist. Children who bully other kids have strong needs for power and negative dominance. They may find satisfaction in causing suffering to others. Some signs that your child may be a bully include: * easily becoming violent with others * having friends who bully others * blaming others quickly * comes home with belongings that do not belong to him or her * getting in trouble with teachers or school administrators * picking on siblings * not accepting responsibility for actions There are ways parents can teach their children to act properly when faced with a bully. First, parents should explain that bullying is not the child’s fault and he or she does not deserve to be picked on. Next, parents can let children know that being assertive but not violent with bullies may diffuse the situation, as some bullies thrive on the fear of their victims. If the bullying behavior continues, the student should speak to an adult or authority figure. Parents of bullies may need to be especially mindful of their children’s behavior. Counseling could be necessary to determine what is compelling kids to bully other students.

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Take It To The Streets: Cardinal Village Schoolfield Elementary teachers and administration visited Cardinal Village on September 15th. Students enjoyed reading with and reading to teachers, eating pizza and choosing a free book to take home.

Schoolfield Elementary School

Bus Driver Appreciation Week!

Woodberry Elementary students took the time to celebrate and show their support for our hard working School Bus drivers!

Woodberry Elementary School

Celebrating Autumn

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Forest Hills celebrated the autumn with their annual fall carnival held at the school. Games, food and a silent auction raised money for the PTO to use in funding school and teacher projects. The GW High School “Gentlemen by Choice” assisted with the day’s festivities as well as many parent volunteers. Many thanks to the volunteers who made this year’s carnival a big success.


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Did You Know!?! OCTOBER 5th is a FANTASTIC DAY! Want to know WHY!?!

Not only is October 5th “Do Something Nice Day,” but it’s also “WORLD TEACHER DAY!” Show appreciation to your COOL TEACHER by letting them know they ROCK! Also, make some new friends by doing something nice for a classmate. A good deed goes a long way!

6 • ClassCandy ® • October 2015 Pittsylvania County School Board Makes Announcement: The Pittsylvania County School Board held a special called meeting on September 11, 2015. At the meeting, the Board approved Dr. Mark R. Jones as the next Superintendent of Pittsylvania County Schools. Dr. Jones will begin as our Division Superintendent on December 1, 2015. We welcome him back to Pittsylvania County after being away for eight years while he served as the Superintendent of King William County Public Schools. We look forward to sharing with him the changes in our schools in his absence and the exciting things happening now to prepare our students for academic and career success. -- Dr. Lillian D. Holland, Interim Division Superintendent. Superintendent’s Messages 9/14/15

Twin Springs Elem.

Gretna Elem.

Carter Poteat, Gretna Elementary School Kindergarten Student of held a fall fundraiser. Each The Week, for the first student that participated week of September in in the School Mall Mrs. Campbell’s class at fundraiser was entered in Twin Springs Elementary. a drawing for a robot. This year’s winner was Malachi Chatten. Malachi is in Ms. Paula Faison’s third grade class.

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Southside Elem.

Southside Elementary School students were encouraged to continue practicing their reading skills over the summer with Accelerated Reader (AR). Students could come to the school and take AR tests. For each test taken, the student received a ticket for prizes once school started. Justin Hogan was the lucky student who received ten free books. Southside encourages all students to read, read, read!

October 2015 • ClassCandy ® • 7 Congratulations To Dakota Barnett, 2nd Grader in Mrs. Parker’s Class at Gretna Elementary School, for answering our September Riddle first! Question: “How can a pants pocket be empty, and still have something in it?” The Answer: “ It can have a hole in it.” Dakota will be recieving a $25 Visa Gift Card! In this issue of ClassCandy, let’s work on our counting skills. Count all of the Candy Corn pieces throughout the paper. Be the first to send in the correct amount of pieces to Don’t forget to include your name, grade, teacher’s name and school! You, too, could win a $25 Visa Gift Card!

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Dollar wants all his friends to join him October 15th, from 3-5pm, at our Lowes branch for fun, food and prizes as we celebrate PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE! Members of Law Enforcement as well as the DLSC will be there to show Dollar and his friends how they help us every day. Tell your parents to put this on their calendar!

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K2, K3, and K4 all celebrated National Teddy Bear day on September 9th! K3 went on a bear hunt to find honey and fruit for their bears! K4 used their bears in math to count and sort!

Mrs. Owen’s 4th grade math class created a gallon man/woman to help them learn and remember liquid measures.

Mrs. Holdren’s Second Grade made ME BOARDS and shared them with other classes through an Art Gallery exhibit.

WCA 4th grade insect project. Students in the picture left to right are Alex Van Pelt, Logan McKinley, and Madeline Spicer.

Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hoover And Miss Nunn’s K3 classes learned about the color brown! They used chocolate pudding to finger paint. Brown sure does taste yummy!

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From Smurfs to Minions, Carlisle is Celebrating Homecoming with decorative doors What happens when you tell the teachers to be a different age for the day? We all become teenagers! Our second graders create their spelling words with cooked spaghetti noodles. Follow ClassCandy On

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Sacred Heart School: In Memory of Mrs. T

The school recently celebrated the life of Christine Tyburski , a beloved religion teacher, after school coordinator, and friend to all who passed away following a brave fight with cancer. Students and staff supported her fight by dressing in pink and wearing pink Team Mrs. T bracelets in her honor during her treatments. Following her recent passing, the volleyball team dedicated a recent game against Westover Christian Academy in her memory and wore pink hair ribbons and pink ribbons woven in the their shoe laces. The students, faculty, and staff mourn the passing Christine Tyburski (affectionately known as Mrs. T), but rejoice in the 21 year legacy she leaves Sacred Heart School.

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Smart Food Choices to Get You Healthy! by Dave Gluhareff Most of us love to eat some junk food sometimes and splurge on foods that are not so healthy but we all know that it’s not healthy for us to do so often. Sure you may not know exactly what the healthiest options are but most of us grow up having a fairly good idea of what is healthy and what is not. I hear people (kids and adults) all the time say they do not know how to eat right so let’s get this cleared up. If I had two tables in front of you each loaded with foods could you tell me which table is the healthy table and which one is the Un-Healthy table? Let me describe the foods on Table 1 and Table 2: Table 1 – Fruits (apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, cherries, oranges, grapefruits, blueberries, raspberries, mangos, plums, peaches, nectarines, etc), Vegetables (cucumbers, lettuce, squash, peppers, zucchinis, spinach, kale, collard greens, green beans, corn, etc), Lean Meats (chicken, turkey, pork loin, lean beef, fish, etc) , low fat dairy products (cheeses, yogurts, skim milk, etc), Nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, etc), Beans (white beans, lima beans, black beans, red beans, kidney beans, etc), Starchy Complex Carbohydrates (oatmeal, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, whole grain breads, brown rice, etc), and fresh Water to drink. Table 2 – Doughnuts, hard candy, chocolate/caramel bars, potato chips, honey buns, popsicles, ice cream, pop tarts, nachos, slushies, pizza, greasy cheeseburgers, pink hotdogs, fried chicken, fried fish, French fries, twinkies, cinnamon rolls, onion rings, cheese fries, chili cheese fries, candy apples, cotton candy, cakes, pastries, pies, heavy sugary syrups, heavy dressings, potatoes (with sour cream,

bacon bits, butter), all these foods with sodas and high sugar juices to drink. This was easy right?! Table 1 is the Healthy table! Many times we adults and kids make healthy nutrition too hard and act like we do not know how to eat healthy or make healthy choices. Sometimes it’s that we actually do know but are lazy and make excuses to not eat healthy. When we eat junk we feel like junk. If we eat un-healthy food choices then our bodies and brains respond by getting slow, fatigued, stressed, sick, and weak. On the other hand when we eat healthy nutrition daily our bodies are happy and perform so much better as do our brains. Eating healthy foods helps us to be better athletes, better students, better kids, better adults, better employees/workers, better thinkers, and just better at all things. When we eat healthy foods we have healthier immune systems so we get sick less often and stay stronger with higher energy. Our brains think faster and clearer when we eat healthy foods too so we do better at work and in school and with homework! Kids and Parents you guys sit down together and write out a healthy grocery list together that includes healthy foods like the ones I’ve mentioned here and you guys can also go to my website www. and click on Nutrition for my FREE meal/snack plan and healthy meal/snack ideas and more food choices! Make eating healthy a family thing! If everyone is eating better foods then everyone will feel, look, and move well plus have stronger immune systems! Spend some quality time as a family and/or with friends to setup healthy meals, snacks, and grocery lists each week and plan ahead. Planning ahead your healthy nutrition is very rewarding because your brain and body will get more energy, strength, and endurance to help you stay healthy and strong! Have an awesome October and Happy Halloween!

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