Weekly Paideia Family Memo – February 25

Good evening Paideia families!

I hope you are had a wonderful weekend. Please read the following memo for updates and reminders.

We are here to…empower the whole person- body, mind, spirit, heart- through education.

Dr. Winsor

Habit of the Week: Habit 1: Be Proactive.

“You have power over your mind —​ not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”  —  Marcus Aurelius

Suggestions for teaching Habit 1 throughout the week (Focus on the pillar “Body”):

  • Discuss and analyze how the characters you are reading about in school are (or are not) proactive
  • Discuss and analyze morning quotes about being proactive https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/proactive
  • Discuss with your scholar the practices of habit 1:
    • Pause and respond based on principles and desired results
    • Use proactive language
    • Focus on your circle of influence
    • Become a transition person
  • Have scholars discuss examples in their own lives of being proactive and any connection it has to family and their education at Paideia

Leader in Me:

Continue to model and utilize leadership notebooks in your classrooms. Keep in mind the purpose of the notebook:

  • The notebook should be a reflection of each scholar
  • Allow your scholars to choose what they would like to put in their Victories/Celebration section—writing pieces they are proud of, blue ribbons, certificates, math papers they are proud of, etc.
  • Track lead measures along the way (use lead measure list—let me know if you would like another copy of this)
  • The next step is having a cadence of accountability. If you’re ready for that next step in your leadership notebook use in your classroom, check out the blog below!

Leader in Me Weekly Blog:

Cadence of Accountability  https://limweekly.org/cadence-of-accountability/

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING LEADERSHIP DAY!

Leadership Day will NOT be on March 8th. It has been rescheduled to Friday, April 26.

Upcoming this Week:

  • Math and Science Week
  • March 1 – Spring Festival  5:00-8:00 pm
  • March 1 – Deadline to turn in your scholar’s “Intent to return to Paideia” form. If you don’t turn in the form you may be placed on a waiting list so hurry and get the form turned in to your scholar’s teacher.
  • March 4 – Open Enrollment for non-Paideia students.

Math and Science Week

February 25-March 1

  • Math or Science Seminar- ask your scholar to tell you about seminar!
  • Scholar/Family Bridge Building Challenge – to be completed at home and brought to Spring Festival March 1—We sent out a blast and posted to Facebook.
  • Spring Festival on March 1, 5:00 to 8:00.