Floodwood School Celebrating Grandparents Day April 2nd

The Floodwood School will be celebrating Grandparents Day on Thursday, April 2nd.  It will be a Beatles themed program in 2015.

The program will begin at 12:30 PM in the large gym.  In conjunction with Grandparents Day, elementary students will also have their Science Fair exhibits to share in the large gym and in their classrooms. Grandparents and guests can begin viewing the exhibits at 11:30 AM.

There will be coffee and cookies available, and also drawings for prizes.  Please register once you arrive.

We hope to see you on April 2nd!

Scholastic Book Fair March 30th-April 2nd

The Floodwood Elementary School has been promoting reading each month.  Since Grandparent’s Day brings in many community members, as well as the Science Fair this year, the Floodwood teachers felt it would be a wonderful time to host another Scholastic Book Fair. Our last book fair in November raised over $700 and the money was used to purchase books for each student in the elementary!
The Book Fair will be open during the school day, 8:30-3:30, Monday, March 30th – Thursday, April 2nd (which is Grandparent’s Day). It will be closed Friday, 4/3/15 as there is no school.  
Students and teachers will be able to make wish lists Monday and Tuesday of Book Fair week with their classes during library/media time or another teacher scheduled time. All the profit from the fair will be used for purchasing needed literacy materials for our school.
There also will be an online fair again, available starting March 22nd – April 10th. Some teachers have posted wish lists on this site. The website is: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/floodwoodschool
The fair is still in great need of volunteers to help monitor students, be cashier, and for set up and tear down.  If you are interested in helping, please call or email me:  Ms. Alyson Morberg, 218-476-2285 x.128 or . Thank you so much! 

Floodwood School to Hire Minnesota Reading Corps Tutor

Would you love to help children grow their reading skills, succeed in school and get extra support? If your answer is yes, you can be trained to serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps at the Floodwood School.   Whether you want to explore an educational career, reenter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can succeed as a tutor. Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps provided direct services to over 30,000 children in more than 700 schools across the state.
As a Literacy Tutor, you’ll use strategies that help students believe in themselves and succeed.  Positions available include: Preschool, Kindergarten Focus, and Elementary (K-3) Literacy Tutors. We offer part time and full time options, and tutors typically serve most of their hours during the regular school day.
In addition to extensive training, tutors will receive on-site support from specially trained school mentors.  Tutors come from many backgrounds and include recent high school and college grads, career changers, stay-at-home parents, and retirees.  Tutors may earn a living allowance, educational award, federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits, and have the chance to make a real difference in the life of a child.
To apply or learn more about the research based programs, position qualifications, and benefits, visit MinnesotaReadingCorps.org. Questions? Contact or 866-859-2825. 
Upcoming Events

March 17 and 19
Safe on my Own Class 3:00-5:15 PM

March 19
End of Quarter 3
5-12 Band Concert 7:00 PM

March 20
No School/Teacher In-service

March 28
Track Indoor Meet at UW-Superior 2:00 PM

March 31
CPR Class


J.A.M.D Event Scheduled for April 10th

Friday April 10th, the Event Center & Floodwood Music Boosters will host Floodwood High School's annual J.A.M.D. (Jazz and Music Dinner Fundraising event). Music will be provided by the FHS Band and Tom Cawcutt, Sr. of Wrenshall.

Tom has a natural “ear” for music. He enjoys writing, arranging, and playing, as well as performing. Cawcutt has won several talent contests and awards playing the piano, as well as singing. Some of Tom’s original works include the soundtrack for the DVD “Superior Hiking Trail”, as well as writing and performing the original theme song for Bentleyville, a Christmas theme park, in Duluth Minnesota. Tom’s love for music is realized by his audiences while watching him perform live or, just listening to him on one of his five CD’s available.

For dinner Three Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Roasted Baby Reds, Steamed Medley Veggies, Salad, Garlic Bread and Triple Chocolate Cake will be served by Rich Cuisine. All proceeds from the event will support the Floodwood Music Programs. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., meal will be served at 7:00 p.m., with the musical performances to follow. Please make your reservations by calling Cory Suonvieri at 218-391-2318. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are: Adults - $17.00, Students $10.00. Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy an evening of delicious food


What is "Polar Pride"?

Floodwood School has adopted a Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS) framework which supports a positive school climate and the reduction of problem behavior. The language used by staff as part of this framework is “Polar Pride".  Polar Pride is taught and modeled by Floodwood School staff using the Polar Pride matrix.  Students are taught expectations in all settings at the beginning of each school year.  Additionally, teachers reteach the matrix and expectations throughout the year as needed. Floodwood Elementary staff (grade PK-6) distribute “Pride Paws” throughout the day to students demonstrating Polar Pride. The Pride Paws are used to reinforce positive behavior.  As students receive Pride Paws they write their name on the paw and place them in their classroom bucket.  Each week the paws are collected from each classroom and the name of one boy and one girl is drawn.  These students are recognized as “Students of the Week.”  At the High School, one girl and one boy is nominated by staff each week and are also recognized as “Students of the Week.” These students are honored for consistently showing Polar Pride in recent weeks.  All “Students of the Week” receive recognition for their good work (certificates, announcements, etc.) 
The Floodwood School staff work hard to recognize positive behavior in our students each day.  Research shows that when schools have a framework for recognizing positive behavior, positive behavior increases and negative behavior decreases which has a direct impact on the overall positive climate of the building.  

Check out our Polar Pride video!
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