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PES | March Newsletter

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that spring is right around the corner. March is an exhilarating and busy month for Popplewell Elementary School. Three critical dates are Daylight Savings Time on March 8, 2020, the first day of spring, March 19, 2020 and spring break. These three dates mean increased time to bond with the kids.  

Parent involvement doesn’t only mean at school; in fact, research shows that the support at home is the essential support a child can receive.

Questioning your child about their day is a connecting time. It’s crucial to become specific with the questions asked, or you will get the standard classic response, “Nothing” “I don’t know.” Here are some questions/suggestions that will result in a more engaging conversation and opportunities for activities that you can do together. These activities can also be completed while on vacation, at daycare, or anytime. 

  • Tell me what you learned today that was exciting. 

  • Describe a book you enjoyed today. 

  • What’s the coolest thing that happened? What wasn’t cool?

  • When completed work comes home, sit with your child, and go through it.  

  • Keep a journal with pictures. Write a book sequencing vacation, spring break, or any other fun activity. 

In closing, Popplewell is preparing to kick off our annual Math Olympics all-school fundraiser. All students, preschool through fifth grade, will participate. Please stop by and see the top prizes in our display case. Keep a close watch as students will bring more information home concerning the Math Olympics.

Thank you Buhl community for all of the support given to our school, Popplewell Elementary, our district, all of the staff, students, and parents! We all do our best to educate and take care of all of our kids!

Cynthia Cooper

Principal Popplewell Elementary



March 2nd | Dr. Seuss Day

March 5th | Spring Pictures

March 9th | Math Olympic's Opening Ceremony Assembly

March 11th | PBIS Audit (Ask your child what the Motto is)

March 16th | Honor Choir

March 20 | No School for Students

March 23 -27 | Spring Break

March 30th | Late Start Monday


Popplewell Elementary School will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd . This

celebration is known as Read Across America Day. This fun-filled day is a nationwide reading commemoration that takes place annually. Across the country, thousands of

schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books. Watch for activities from classroom teachers.



What does it mean to have CITIZENSHIP?

  • Do your share to make your home, school, community, and world better.

  • Stay informed with the truth. Be a good neighbor.

  • Get involved in the community and school affairs, without an agenda.

  • Be aware of Social Media and its dangers.

What are some words that describe the character trait of citizenship?

  • Kindness

  • Support

  • Vote

  • Respect

  • Volunteer

  • Cooperate

How to show citizenship?

  • Cooperate

  • Positivity towards others

  • Obey laws and rules

  • Display good character in all areas

  • Show respect

  • Be kind

  • Listen to all sides before making a judgment

  • Talk privately without judgment or attacks

  • Be a good example

  • When using Social Media, demonstration citizenship when using it is essential to show our true selves. Please be cautious, informed, truthful and aware.



Thanks to the Buhl Community for all of their support to our school Popplewell Elementary, our district, all staff, students, and parents! We all do our best to educate and take care of all of our kids!


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