Summer Reading Lists

Click here for information on great summer reading ideas for kids!  Summer reading is a great way for kids to avoid the "summer slide" and gives them opportunities to read fun and entertaining books that they will enjoy.

There are four pages of book suggestions available for young adults, ages 11-13, ages 8-10 and ages 6-7 years old.


 
 

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday-Thursday during the summer.  The office will be closed on Fridays. The entire school will be closed on July 21st for police training.

Have a great summer!
 

2015-2016 Preschool Programming Information

APPLY NOW!
FOR NEW 2015-2016 PRESCHOOL PROGRAMMING
AT FLOODWOOD SCHOOL
 
Floodwood School is partnering with St. Louis County Arrowhead Head Start to provide improved PreSchool programming for 3 year olds (previously called “Busy Bodies”) and 4 year olds (previously called “School Readiness”) starting in September of 2015.
 
Early Childhood Family Education “ECFE” will continue as in the past and information will come out in the fall about that programming.
 
IMPORTANT! Families need to apply NOW in order to determine if we will have enough students to hire a full-time teacher.  Click Here for an application!
 
Most families will qualify for free or reduced rates!
However, for families who do not qualify for free or reduced programming, the fee schedule will be:
Four Year Olds: September-May, Monday-Thursday, full day programming = $250 per month.
Three Year Olds: September-May, Monday-Thursday, half day programming = $125 per month.
 
Those who do not wish to send their 3 or 4 year olds for the entire scheduled daily time may be given a sliding fee scale. However, there must be enough interested in programming to justify the need for full-time teacher.
 
If you are interested, please either stop in the office for an application, down load one off of the district website, or contact Lois (476-2285 ext. 108 or ) to have one sent to you.
 
Your prompt response will help us get programming in place for your child to start in September! 
 
Upcoming Events

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!





 
 
 

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. 
 

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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