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Dr. Lori Blackman's Presentation on
If you missed Dr. Blackman's presentation, you will want to see this. Important information about what happens to your children's brains when using screens.
Did you know the brain changes that occur when
A decrease in activation of the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This is the area of the brain which is implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making, and moderating social behavior. Also known as the part of the brain that carries out executive function. This is only one change of many. For more explanation, see the video above.
Winners of the Essays entitled "What We're Made Of"
Winners of the Honoring Our Rivers Student Artwork
This year, over 1,000 students entered their artwork, writing, and poetry celebrating Oregon Watersheds. Less than 300 students submissions were selected for publication in the all-color book, and three of the winners are from Myers! Their work will be published in the 2015 edition, plus they are also invited to present their works at Riverfront Park in Salem on Sat., April 11th, as part of the Earth 911 event, and at Powell's Books in Portland on Sun., may 17th at 4 pm.
Ms. Brenner and Ms. Madison took a nature writing workshop last summer and provided this opportunity for their students to participate. You can view past and present student works at Honoring Our Rivers. This year's publication should be available by the end of April. The project is sponsored by Willamette Partnership, Eugene Water & Electric Board, Port of Portland, Wildwood-Mahonia, and a host of other organizations and businesses.
Testing and the new Smarter Balanced Assessments will be here before we know it. Here's the link to the practice test for your information and review.
Just a reminder: please see that your child gets adequate sleep, especially prior to testing.
More practice time tests
Swap Your Old Children's Books for Summer
Please send your gently used children's books to the Myers Library after Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day weekend). The Myers library ladies will give your children a ticket(s) their old book(s) . The last week before school is out, Myers students can choose different book(s) to keep and read over the summer.
Children can lose their ability to read over the summer if they do not continue to practice reading. Sending children home at the end of the school year. with books new to them is the perfect way to keep them excited about reading over the summer.
Just a reminder: Reader's Guide at 1105 Edgewater St. NW, Salem takes trade for used childrens' and adults' books.
Thank you to everyone who has donated this trade to Myers School. Your support helps keep our school library strong.
The long awaited electronic sign has arrived to keep everyone informed of high priority information.
Now Office Manager, Ms. Bovadilla, with the ease of a keystroke can keep parents up to date as they drive through to drop and pick-up children.
Please Protect Our Children.
Recently several students have stepped in dog feces while on recess and subsequently tracked it back into classrooms and on play equipment. If you frequent the school with your animals, please consider the safety and well-being of our children, and use the refuse bags provided to pick-up after your pets. Thank you for being a caring neighbor.
Keizer Education Foundation