Red Ribbon Week

Dear Parents,

In celebration of RED RIBBON WEEK, the elementary students are invited to participate in the following Spirit Days.  RED RIBBON WEEK is dedicated to making healthy choices as well as living a drug free life.  RED RIBBON WEEK is October 22nd through October 26th.   RED RIBBON WEEK was developed by President Reagan after the death of DEA Agent Enrique (Kiki) Camarena in 1986, as he his life was taken as a result of his dedication to eradicating illegal drugs.  You can learn more about Mr. Camarena’s life at:

Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days

You are invited to participate in a week of spirit to celebrate our choice to be drug free. Please remember to follow the school dress code.

Monday: Proud to Be Drug Free! Wear red to help kickoff Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday: Peace Out to Drugs: Wear peace signs and/or tie dye.

Wednesday: Team Up Against Drugs: Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

Thursday: Lei Off Drugs: Wear a lei and/or Hawaiian clothes.

Friday: Our School Chooses to Be Drug Free!Wear your school shirt or school colors.

Mrs. Le Blanc

Elementary School Counselor


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Special Visit Today!

This morning, members of the Mount Pleasant Fire Department joined us to share tips and practices to keep us safe. Thank you to the Fire Department for the visit!

Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, the MP Fire Department is hosting an Open  House, where a variety of activities await, as students can even use a  water hose to hit a target!


Monday’s News!

Olivia McCormick, a Van Allen Grade Five student  has been accepted into the OPUS IMG_1986Honor Choir. Being identified to participate in OPUS is a competitive challenge and we congratulate Katie on being selected for this prestigious experience.  This event will take
place in Ames on the ISU campus on November 15. This young lady along with Mrs. Townsend will spend lots time  at after school rehearsals  for the upcoming six weeks!

And our Van Allen PTA will be meeting shortly, as fliers are being sent home, but here is the electronic version. Hope to see as many of you as possible at the meeting!

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Counselor’s Corner

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This year students continue to work on developing self-control through the Zones of Regulation Curriculum as well as working together as a team.  When students learn to identify which zone their bodies, hearts, and minds are in they are able to slow down and make more effective choices that help to enhance their self-confidence.  Students are also more empathetic and supportive of one another creating a safer and more effective learning environment.  Enclosed is the poster used to help students self-regulate their behavior in the classroom.  Students’ best learning occurs in the GREEN ZONE.  As a team it is up to us to be supportive on one another.

Also feel free to purchase the online game for the Zones of Regulation.  You can purchase the Zones of Regulation App here;  This online game won The Parents Choice Award a few  Screen Shot 2018-10-03 at 11.51.45 AM years back.  It does a nice job of reinforcing the concepts taught in class.

Here is an excellent article on how to raise a kind child.

Here are some excellent stories to read aloud with your child



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