Zinser Elementary News
April 29

Zinser Elementary News April 29

04/29/22

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.

2022-23 Placement
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

April was about Compassion! Congratulations to this month’s CARE Card winners, Students of the Month, and School-Wide STOM.

Paint Kenowa Green
Paint Kenowa Green is a way to bring awareness and normalize the need to talk about and practice techniques that lead to positive mental health. May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Zinser will have decorations and opportunities for students as well as staff to participate.

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
K-Knights/Kinder/First: 5:30-6:10
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

EDUCATION INSPIRED BY EACH LEARNER
KEEPING
STUDENTS SAFE

Nothing is more precious than your children. Find out how we work to ensure students feel safe, valued, and that they belong.

Safety and Security Commitment to Anti-Bullying Creating Inclusive Environments Safety Drills
FOR YOUR
CONVENIENCE

Life is busy. At Kenowa Hills, we partner with families to make life easier.

TRANSPORTATION BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
EDUCATION
REDEFINED

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
KNIGHT PRIDE
ATHLETICS

At the home of the Knights, athletic programs are a vital part of building character, drive, commitment, and teamwork for our student athletes.

UP-TO-DATE SPORTS INFO ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT YOUTH SPORTS Athletic Boosters
IT'S A WORK
OF ART

The arts build pride and community at Kenowa Hills. From our Marching Knights to musical performances at our Performing Arts Center, we believe the student experience really is a work of art.

FINE ART PROGRAMS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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Absences Every School Year