We are fortunate that the CET PTA sponsored the Professional Lice Screening event in September. However, lice are constantly around us, especially within the elementary school age population. Parents have continued to phone us about new cases, and the Health Office has also diagnosed students in many classes. For this reason, I am asking all parents to keep checking their children each week.
Parent Library in the Health Office
by Judy Cohen
A library has been set up in the Health Office with books on various topics for parents to read and discuss with their children. The books cover a wide range of medical and social/emotional topics. Read more...
Please find below articles regarding social emotional wellness for students and their families.
Lauren Fischer, School Psychologist
Meaningful Goals for the New Year
January is often a time when individuals set goals for themselves in the New Year. It is healthy for children to learn the importance of goal setting to use as a lifelong skill.
PAL Program: Protect A Life From Food Allergies Program
District Social Worker
-Dear CET Families-
For the past several years, CET has established the PAL Program: Protect A Life From Food Allergies Program where lunch tables are set up in the Multipurpose Room for students who have severe allergies and must sit at an allergy table....
PAL Program Form
Renee Tanner, Social Worker
During the month of October, I have been doing whole class lessons on personal space in kindergarten. Personal space is a concept that is difficult for some people of all ages to understand. For a person to be at their best in any situation, they must have the adequate amount of personal space. Read more...
AVEDA has informed us that they will discontinue their program and no longer accept plastic caps and closures. They indicated in their letter to us that heightened awareness about the need to recycle plastics has been part of helping build pressure for curbside recycling of plastic caps resulting in improved recycling collection, processing technology and higher demand for the material across the industry.
CET & the PTA collect the following items:
Boxtops (found on participating products such as General Mills, Betty Crocker & Ziploc) may be placed in the newly painted orange & black mailbox in the front foyer of CET
Labels for Education (found on participating products such as Campbell’s, Post, Glad & Bic) may be placed in the collection box outside the Principal’s Office
Plastic bottle caps (rigid caps only are sent to Aveda where they are recycled into product packaging) may be placed in the red containers by the Multipurpose room doors
Events for Children
I SKI NY Free for Kids Passport is a program that allows 3rd & 4th grade students to learn to ski or ride this winter free up to 3 times at each participating ski area OR you can choose the "Learn to Ski or Ride" package. For more information visit www.iskiny.com or call (315) 696-6550.
Snowman Contest: The Croton Village's Snowman Contest has returned. There are two categories in the contest: 1) Typical Snowman and 2) Snow Sculpture (animal, etc). Take a 4 by 6 picture and mail or take it to the Recreation Dept. by March 15. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number on the back. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. The photo will not be returned. This fun family contest is open to all Village and School District residents.
Eaglefest Returns: Teatown Lake Reservation's Eaglefest is returning to Croton Point Park on Saturday, February 7 (rain date February 8) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be children's activities, story telling, hourly shows in the Eagle Theater and Eaglet Stage along with many demonstrations and displays by 30 participating organizations including the Village of Croton. There are also 2 1/2 hour bus tours to various viewing sites accompanied by an expert tour guide. Please go to www.teatown.org for general admission and bus ticket information as well as further information regarding the event.
The annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster Contest brings out the creativity in young people, while teaching them about important traffic safety issues. Its primary aim is to reduce traffic and pedestrian crashes, one of the leading causes of injury and death for children ages 5-18. Directions: Students should illustrate a designated safety theme (see below) demonstrating correct behavior, and create a catchy slogan while striving to design a visually memorable entry. A local panel of experts will judge entries. Prizes range from $100 to $750.
Primary Theme, Grades K-2: Pedestrian and Child Passenger Safety (e.g., Play Away from Cars, Booster Seat Use, School Bus Safety)
Elementary Theme, Grades 3-5: Getting to School Safely (e.g., Bike Safety, Walking to School, Be Aware of Traffic)
Entries should be hand-drawn and submitted to: AAA Traffic Safety, 1415 Kellum Place, Garden City, NY 11530
Deadline: March 16, 2015