Our first movie night of the year will be Friday 10/26 in the Skyway gym. We will be showing Hotel Transylvania 3 as the main feature. Doors open at 6:00pm and the movie will start at 6:30 (though we will show a short movie beforehand). Admission is free for everyone and we will sell concessions throughout the night, including pizza, popcorn, candy and drinks.
The 34th annual KXLY Coats for Kids Drive is currently under way. Skyway is a participating drop-off location! Please drop off new or gently used winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves or mittens. For more information on this program or other ways to help needy children contact Roni Melton, Skyway's School Counselor.
Last week we received notice that Skyway will benefit from over $4,000 in grants for two projects spearheaded by Ms. Erika Willy. One project will be to enhance the morning announcements through student involvement. The other is for promoting reading in our school through the use of technology. Skyway Elementary sincerely appreciates the generousity of Excel in these grants and grants we have received in the past.
Did you know that the Excel Foundation has provided over $1.4 million in grants to the Coeur d'Alene schools? Since its beginning in 1987, this local non-profit group has truly brought creative ideas to life in our classrooms and changed the course of our district. The annual Big Event fundraiser will be happening on November 10 at the Coeur d'Alene Inn. For more information visit The Excel Foundation's webpage or view this Flyer for Excel's Big Event.
Skyway will be having its annual Halloween parade through the school as well as classroom parties on October 31. Our parade will begin at 9:15 and families are welcome to come to watch in the gymnasium. Your child's teacher will be sending home information on when their party is. Unusally the parties are after the parade but sometimes they are later in the day due to the Art/Music/PE schedule. Please remember to send clothing for your child to change into after the parade.
Is it really okay to hold kids accountable for their misbehavior… or is this an archaic concept that no longer applies to raise kids? We at Love and Love have always taught the same thing: Hope and pray for affordable mistakes, provide a strong and sincere dose of loving empathy, and let logical or natural consequences do the teaching.
We provide unconditional love, dignity, and opportunities to make small mistakes. That’s the “love” in Love and Logic. The “logic” develops inside the child’s heart and mind when they discover that the quality of one’s choices largely determines the quality of one’s life.
Do choices matter?
Over the past few years, a strangely popular “no-consequences” movement has developed among many. They seem to argue that if we just do a better job of loving kids and meeting their underlying emotional needs, there will be no need for consequences. They also suggest that using consequences… even reasonable ones delivered with great love… is a big no-no.
Have you heard this, as well?
There’s some truth in what they say. Yes! Loving kids, building trusting relationships, and meeting needs is essential… and it does tend to cut down on the need for consequences. The downside of their rather extreme position is that the world is a consequential place.
It’s pay now or pay later.
We can either help our kids learn that choices matter when they are young and the consequences are small, or we can allow the world to teach this lesson when they are older and the consequences are often tragic.
Are we going to prepare our kids for a world that doesn’t exist… or the real one?
Thanks for reading! Our goal is to help as many families as possible.
Dr. Charles Fay
2018 Love and Logic Institute, Inc.