Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mark Your Calendar

Mark your calendars for the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 22nd.  Also, make sure that you have plans for our early release day on Thursday, February 23rd.

Read Across America Events

Starting Monday, February 27th, we will celebrate Read Across America with a week of events. Monday, February 27th, we will kick off the week with a Family Reading event at 7:00pm. We will have a students spirit week, where students can dress up each day. Finally, we will have a social media challenge through our Facebook page PolentaES.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Blood Drive

Polenta will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on March 31st from 2:30 to 7:00 pm.  To schedule an appointment, visit  redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: Polenta
Contact StephanieEasley@johnston.k12.nc.us for more information.  More information will be sent home with your child. FREE American Red Cross Ball Cap to each student sponsor!

American Heart Association Update

We are half way through our American Heart Association Program.  You still have time to send in the pledge coupon or go online to sign up.  Each child will participate in a variety of basketball and jump rope activities on the Thursday in their PE rotation during the month of February.  Therefore, each child will have one day for their event:  Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, or Feb. 23.  There is a coupon as a part of the envelope to pledge to raise at least $5, and they can turn in that completed form to earn their lanyard and Rory McFiercely.  Only turn in any money or the envelope with the total donations when it is completely finished by the end of the program.  All money is due February 28th.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Perfect timing for our students to recognize Random Acts of Kindness Week, which is February 13 to 17th.  Students can show an act of kindness in many ways.  One idea for an act of kindness is to do something nice for their bus driver for the Love the Bus week.  Another idea for an act of kindness is to do something nice for a classmate or teacher for Valentine's Day, which is also this week.  Let's spread the love and "Turn the World Around" starting with random acts of kindness at home and school this week.  Let's make all of our Polenta Family feel appreciated!