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Keyboarding Without Tears

School District 92.5 has purchased a web-based keyboarding curriculum for all students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade to use at school and at home entitled Keyboarding Without Tears. Your child has already been utilizing the program at school, but if you have a computer and the Internet at home, we would love for them to continue using it there as well. You can also check out a computer at your local library if you don't have a computer at home. This curriculum teaches students computer mouse skills, typing skills, general computer readiness, and online test prep. Click Keyboarding without Tears Parent Letter Website.pdf to find instructions on how to access the program at home. Each student has been given a Secret Code to login to their account. If they do not remember it, please email Mrs. Thomas at cthomas@sd925.org so she can send it to you.
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Hour of Code

This month we are celebrating Computer Science by completing the hour of code on code.org. If students are interested in learning more they can go beyond the hour of code and complete the courses on code.org.
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IMPORTANT!!

The cold weather has returned. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for these cold days. Hats, boots, snow pants, warm jackets and gloves or mittens are essential for the students to be able to enjoy their time at play outside. Please remember that our student participate in outdoor recess every day unless the temperature drops below 20 degrees, or the wind chill is under 20 degrees.
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After school Student Pick-Up

Students who are bussers will not be released directly to the parent from the outside bus lines. Please remember that a parent/guardian must pick-up their child from the main office at all times. Please make arrangements with the transportation department or our building secretary to have your child’s transportation changed for the day.
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Tis the Season for Lice to Appear

Parents this is the season where head lice can appear. Please speak to your children about not sharing hats, coats, brushes and combs. Also, regularly check your child’s hair for either lice eggs or live lice. While head lice itself does not pose a health risk, we want to make sure our students have a positive learning environment.
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