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February 14, 2014

Mrs. Dawn Kennaugh, Principal

MESSAGE FROM MRS. KENNAUGH


Visual impairment is associated with developmental delays in reading, and learning in general, because 80% of what a child learns for the first 12 years is obtained through sight. This year, vision tests for 1st, 3rd and 5th graders will take place on February 26 and 27. At the same time, 2nd, 4th and 6th graders will have their hearing tested. Unfortunately, vision screenings cannot detect every vision problem a child may encounter. A comprehensive exam with an eye doctor is the only way to identify the source of certain vision problems. If your child is showing any of the10 warning signs listed below, we encourage you to seek advice from a qualified eye doctor. For more information, please visit www.thevisioncouncil.org 1. Squinting, closing or covering one eye 2. Holding a book too close to the face 3. Losing his/her place while reading 4. Headaches, nausea or dizziness 5. Excessive clumsiness 6. Tilting the head to one side 7. Frequent daydreaming 8. Using a finger as a place marker while reading 9. Performing below potential 10. Rubbing eyes periodically Mark Your Calendars: Please plan to attend our 4th annual Family Fun Night/Silent Auction to be held on Friday, February 28th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. As always, if you have any questions or would like to discuss any concerns, please contact me.

Please Remember: No School on Monday, February 17th Happy Presidents Day!

DATES TO REMEMBER
Mon. 2/17 Fri. 2/28 Wed. 3/12 Thurs. 3/13 Thurs. 3/13 Fri. 3/14 Tues. 3/25 Fri. 3/28 April 4 13 Fri. 4/25 Mon. 5/26 No Students Winter Recess Family Fun Night/Silent Auction PM Conferences PM Conferences Spring Pictures AM Conferences No School McDonalds Fundraiser 4-8 p.m. PTO Science Night 6-8:30 p.m. Spring Break No Students PDD No Students Memorial Day

LUNCH MENU
2/17 ~ No Students Winter Recess 2/18 ~ Macaroni & Cheese & Dinner Roll or Ham & Cheese Sub 2/19 ~ Corn Dogs or Sweet & Sour Chicken over Rice 2/20 ~ Popcorn Chicken or Turkey & Cheese Wrap 2/21 ~ Beef & Cheese Nachos or Chicken Strips & Roll

Beagle Elementary School 600 South Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 www.glps.k12.mi.us
Phone (517) 925-5480 Fax (517) 925-5523

We are having a McTeacher Night at McDonalds (M100/Grand River) on Tuesday, March 25, from 4-8 p.m. Beagle will receive 15% of all sales (front counter and drive thru) during that time when our flyer is presented. Flyers are being sent home in todays Friday folders. LITTLE COMETS PRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT The Little Comets Preschool is now accepting enrollment for our summer program at Holbrook Early Childhood Center. We are also enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. If you would like to learn more about our preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds, mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at our Open House for inquiring families. If you have any questions about the program or Open House please contact Breanna Cleeves at 517-9255641or cleevesb@glcomets.net. Hope to see you on March 27th! PTO NEWS Box Tops Contest: The current box top contest ends next Friday, February 21st. The classroom with the most box tops will be treated to a pizza party! To find a list of participating Box Top products, visit www.boxtops4education.com. Silent Auction: Please turn in your silent auction items to your childs classroom by Friday, February 21st. A list of classroom baskets can be found on the Beagle Facebook page. For additional information please contact Sherry Renton at sdotyrenton@yahoo.com or call 517-402-1857. Blessings in a Backpack: On Wednesday, February 26, the Beagle PTO will be packing Blessings in a Backpack bags!! Please join us for a fun hour doing a great service. We'll meet at 6 p.m. at Sawdon on the 3rd floor. Please sign up at this link. http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/cgzbjkohkyqb/

SCOUT NEWS Pinewood Derby: Calling All Scouts: An all scout pinewood derby is coming to Beagle. Boy Scouts, Girl Scout and Cub Scouts are all welcome. When: March 8, 2014 Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Where: Beagle Elementary 600 W. South St, Grand Ledge MI Cost: $5.00 Registration Fee Hosted by: Bob Mitchell, Pack 657, towards his Wood Badge Scouting Leadership Course. Registration Forms are located in the brochure rack across from the office. For More Information Contact: Bob Mitchell Ph: 989-620-5118 or papabear41@gmail.com Eye Glass Collection: Cub Scout Pack 657 on behalf of the Lions Club of Grand Ledge is collecting used eyeglasses. These are checked and sanitized and given to those in need. A collection bucket is available at the Main Office from Feb. 4 through the end of the month.

COUNSELORS CORNER ~ Sandy Husted~


Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think. Dr. Seuss In todays world of multimedia flooding our senses at all times, its important to take time to just think. Unplug a bit and ponder big thoughts. There are so many movies, TV shows, video games, and music that fill our heads with someone elses thoughts that its vital to clear your mind on occasion and see what your own thoughts are. Wonder about where youre going, think about what you want. Ponder the great mystery of life and see what you come up with.

Beagle Elementary School 600 South Street, Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837 www.glps.k12.mi.us
Phone (517) 925-5480 Fax (517) 925-5523

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