Dear Newby Families,
Welcome to the spring season! Springtime at Newby brings with it our annual state testing and many outside learning activities. Students in grades 3 through 5 all go through the Oregon State Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) during the months of March, April and May. As always, students are urged to do their best and take the opportunity to show off all they have learned.
Spring is also field trip time, and many classes will be taking advantage of the generous help from our PTA to put together class trips to enhance student learning outside of the classroom. Be sure to check Wednesday folders for permission slips and field trip information.
Finally, it is still important to be involved in your children’s education. Being engaged with children on learning activities at home has been shown to be the most effective form of parent involvement. This takes on many forms, from following a daily routine of study time to discussing what a child is reading. Showing the value of learning and high expectations for achievement are some of the most important ways to be involved in your child’s educational experience.
May's local food item in school lunch is mushrooms from Yamhill County Farm in Yamhill, OR
Bill Darm began this mushroom farm in 1985 and passed it onto his son, Bob, who has been running it ever since. Over the years, Bob has been fine-tuning his compost mixture to produce the ideal environment for mushrooms.
White button mushrooms are the most popular mushroom, representing about 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States. They have a fairly mild taste and blend well with almost anything. Their flavor intensifies when cooked. They can be sautéed or cooked any way or enjoyed raw in salads. Try them sliced and sautéed on pizza, in pasta, on quesadillas or cheese burgers.
Supervision of students is a primary concern throughout the school, and mornings are no exception. Options for students before school each morning are:
There is no supervision prior to 7:30 a.m. in the morning at Newby Elementary. Please do not have students arrive at school prior to this time, as this creates a potentially dangerous situation. No adult supervision is available, and we do not want students left on their own in the cold and darkness outside the building. Your help in making this a safe and secure setting is much appreciated.
Dave Carlson, Principal