Zinser Carnival is BACK!
Mark the date for the Zinser School Carnival: Friday May 20th from 6:00-8:30 pm. The Knight will involve fun games by using a game punch card, great prizes, concessions available, and a raffle.
We hope you will consider volunteering for our carnival! All volunteers will also receive a free game card for the event along with pizza and a drink. Sign up here.
When placing students, staff members assign children to classrooms that will meet their intellectual, social, and emotional needs. Teachers use many factors to determine student placement for the following year. These factors include: finding a match between the student’s learning style and the teacher’s teaching style; grouping students into similar and workable academic groups; dividing classrooms into even numbers of boys and girls; and placing students who work well together in the same classroom.
Your input is valuable to teachers when making class assignments. The information from this form will aid teachers in this process. CHILD LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FORM
BACKGROUND CHECK FORMS.
The process for submitting a background check form has recently changed. If you need to fill out a form for an upcoming event you MUST stop in our office between 8 am and 4 pm to fill the Background Check Form out in person.
THIS WEEK’S SHOWCASE
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22nd to demonstrate support for the environment. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2022 is Invest In Our Planet. Thank you Mr. Norkus’ class for cleaning up our school playground!
ZINSER Spring Musical Performance
Zinser Elementary will be having an evening of musical presentations performed by our students at the Kenowa Hills Performing Arts Center, located at the Kenowa Hills High School. Students are already beginning preparations for their shows! Here are the dates and times for your planning. More detailed information will be available as the date of the concert approaches.
K-Knights-5th Grade Concert - Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Second Grade/Third Grade: 6:30-7:10
Fourth/Fifth Grade: 7:30-8:15
All Students arrive 10 minutes early to meet their teachers. Dress to impress!
Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope that everyone had a restful Spring Break. For the remainder of April, students at Zinser will be exploring Compassion as a theme of their social-emotional curriculum. Teaching students to be more compassionate with others is an important trait to develop. There is research that finds students that are exposed to social-emotional learning focused on being compassionate with others increases interpersonal skills, prosocial behaviors, and even increased academic success. We should focus on developing this trait in our students, especially since our society is struggling with things like bullying and increased mental health issues.
As with everything, we get better with more practice. Our students develop compassion through their adult models and age-appropriate opportunities to help others. Here is an interesting article with more information on Compassion and how we can help develop this trait in our students: Compassion for Kids: 21+ Teaching Activities & Examples
Our Personal Mastery educational experience has redefined education and has gained attention around the state and nation. Personal Mastery provides your child with personalized attention from teachers. Instead of teaching to a broad group of students without understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses, Personal Mastery allows teachers to interact with students individually or in small groups to help them better address their weaknesses. In this way, we strive to help your child reach their full potential.PERSONAL MASTERY SPECIAL EDUCATION ENGLISH LEARNERS TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM