This week (February 27 to March 3) is White Ribbon Week at Albion. White Ribbon Week is a positive school program presented by our PTSA and teachers that helps kids make healthy choices in media and technology. Students will learn learn about healthy meda habits, which are reinforced through discussions and fun activities.
Each day we will focus on a different challenge. To follow is our Power Boost schedule:
Monday: I will use technology to show kindness and respect. (Students will be encouraged to send a positive online or written message.)
Tuesday: I will give priority to real life relationships (Students will designate a "device-free zone at home.)
Wednesday: I will choose healthy activities to handle stress and boredom. (Students will be challenged to tell a parent three healthy alternatives to media when they are stressed.)
Thursday: I willl choose to balance my day. (Students will complete a circle graph demonstrating how they typically prioritize their time and will be asked to share this information with a parent.)
Friday: I will remember that not everything online is real. (Students will take part in object-lesson games during lunch.)
We encourage parents to speak with their children about these daily challenges and activities and enjoy a dialogue about how media and technology is influencing your lives.
We are excited to announce that our school will be participating in a program sponsored by the American Heart Association’s The Great RePlay on Monday, February 27, from 3-4 PM in the gym. The program gets middle school students excited about fitness and heart health, using reimagined throwback games from their elementary school days.
Students can register at heart.org/thegreatreplay for only $5. After they register, they need to come to Miss Brown’s class to receive their wristbands that grant them access to the activity and to sign up for their teams. We are looking to get 5-10 kids on each team. The teams will compete against each other on the 27th and each member of the winning team will receive a $10 Amazon gift card! Plus, we have other awesome prizes that we will be raffling off during the event.
We hope you can join us and compete on the 27th! This is for such a great cause and we hope to help the American Heart Association in their journey to keep everyone heart healthy! If you would like to sign up to simply donate but not participate, that is also welcome. Thank you for supporting Albion and their SBO’s in this fundraiser.
Our Scholastic book fair is up and running and there are some terrific books available!
The book fair runs February 13-17.
It is open before school starting at 7:15 a.m. and after school until 4:00 p.m.
The fair is also open during parent/teacher conferences:
You can also make purchases at scholastic.com/fair
All proceeds go directly to supporting our Albion Library. Thank you for your support!
Show our teachers some love! Nominate your favorite for our school’s Teacher of the Year award. The winner will receive prizes from local businesses, a banner for our school, and special honors at an April 25 Canyons Board of Education Reception and Honors Ceremony. Our Teacher of the Year also will have a shot at Canyons School District Teacher of the Year, which comes with additional prizes and a nomination for the Utah Teacher of the Year contest. We’ll surprise our school's winning teacher the week of March 27-31. Mark your calendars and join us if you can!
Here’s how to nominate:
- Download the nomination form at www.canyonsdistrict.org
- Tell why your teacher should be the Teacher of the Year.
- Print and submit the form to the PTA box in the office by February 28th (if you are a school employee, submit the form to the principal). The School Selection Committee will consider nominees forwarded by the PTA (up to two) and employees.
- Watch for information about the Teacher of the Year surprise announcement.
Thanks for helping us recognize our outstanding teachers!