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Explorer Express for 12/15/19

Positivity Project Character Strength of the Week: Self Control

 

Self-control is the act of managing behavior in a way that positively influences goal attainment and living up to standards. Those with self-control are able to limit impulsive behavior. They have the ability to experience and navigate difficulty while remaining poised. Self- control is related to prudence, in that people with this strength are able to implement extended planning techniques in pursuit of difficult task completion.

 

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

 

For individuals, self-control helps delay the short-term gain in pursuit of greater, long-term success. This strength is associated with being in control of (and responsible for) your own personal choices – and the outcomes of those choices.
A group’s ability to demonstrate self-control often appears in the form of “self-monitoring.” This means that individuals demonstrate honesty with one another about successful group practices. When things are unsuccessful, group members have the ability to adjust roles in the interest of overall group success.

 

Winter Chorus Concert this Week

 

Please join us this Tuesday, 12/17 from 6:00-7:00 PM for a performance by the Weatherstone Chorus. 

 

Winter Break Reminders

 

As a reminder, this Friday, December 20th is a full day of school (Weather Make-up Day) before we leave for the Winter Break.  Students will return to school on Monday, January 6th.  Please note that the school offices will be closed for break until after the new year.  January 2nd and 3rd are Teacher Workdays and the office will open back up on those dates.

 

News from the WES PTA

 

Holiday Gift Cards for Weatherstone Staff

 

Hello and Happy Holidays Weatherstone Families! 

 

The PTA would like to give each staff member a gift card for the Holidays and we are asking for your help. Please consider donating gift cards with a $5 value and feel free to donate as many gift cards as you would like. On the gift card please leave the TO section blank but you are welcome to put your family's name in the FROM section. Drop off your gift cards in the front office anytime between now and Monday, December 16th. Ms. Jackie will have a gift card collection box in the front office. Thank you in advance for supporting our Wonderful WES Staff!

 

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba4a822a20-holiday1

 

WES Yearbook

 

Yearbooks are on sale for $25.00. 

Order forms went home in your child’s Friday Folder so be sure to look for them. If you prefer paperless, you can click the link below and order online right now!  http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01061454

 

We are looking for sponsors and silent auction donors for our upcoming STEM Carnival in February. If you own a business or would just like to make a tax deductible gift to the PTA please contact mternak@yahoo.com for more information. Sponsorship must be completed by the end of 2019 so we can properly advertise for you.

 

STEM Expo

 

We are looking for sponsors and silent auction donors for our upcoming STEM Carnival in February. If you own a business or would just like to make a tax deductible gift to the PTA please contact mternak@yahoo.com for more information. Sponsorship must be completed by the end of 2019 so we can properly advertise for you.

 

Amazon Smile

 

Hey Explorers! Are you and your family doing some holiday shopping on Amazon? If so, please consider using the free and super easy Amazon Smile program. A portion of Amazon's proceeds from your purchases will be donated to Weatherstone all at no cost to you! When you are ready to shop, use smile.amazon.com and add Weatherstone Elementary PTA as your charity. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Upcoming Dates

 

December

  • 17th- Winter Chorus Concert 6PM
  • 20th- Weather Make-up Day
  • 21st- Winter Break Begins No School through January 6th