Norway Friday Note for 2/10/2017
There is an early dismissal on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00.
The schedule for next week:
Monday = 3
Tuesday = Day 4
Wednesday = Day 5
Thursday = Day 6
Friday = Day 1
BYSA Soccer Registration forms are due Monday, February 13.
Festival of Bands will be Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Enjoy an evening of entertainment by all Benton 5-12 grade bands! ALL band students are expected to attend. The cost is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students who are not performing. The Band Boosters will also serve pork sandwiches, chips, veggies and cake prior to the concert from 5:00 – 6:30. A free will donation is requested.
Attention 6th grade parents:
2017-18 Cheerleading Tryouts will be March 2 & 3rd for Basketball, Football, Wrestling & Competitions. Practices will be February 27 & 28th in Van Horne. There is a parent informational meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school library. Contact Bridget McWhorter at 319-651-9070 for more information.
Student Council is sponsoring a Toothbrush Collection for needy children! Everyone is aware of the hunger and poor health in 3rd world countries. Poor dental health can lead to pain, tooth loss and unnecessary infections. Dental Health plays a critical role in their overall health. We are asking families to donate new toothbrushes to send to these needy children. Please send your NEW toothbrushes to school BY Tuesday, February 21.
This is a reminder that in event of a school delay, early dismissal or cancellation to check the following listings:
*Bobcat Voicelink: 830-2164 or 515-830-2164
*Powerschool Alert - IF you have given the school your email address
*Benton Community Facebook Page
*Television Contacts: KGAN (Channel 2) KWWL (Channel 7) KCRG (Channel 9)
*GovDelivery (text message) subscription for parental notifications in the event of delays and cancellations @ https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU0609/subscriber/new
Monday, February 20 – NO School
Saturday, February 18 – Young Musicians Honor Band at Prairie
Tuesday, February 21 – Festival of Bands at the high school 7:00 p.m.
Students – test your art skills by designing a t-shirt design for the Atkins Watermelon Days! All ages are welcome and if your design is chosen, you will win $25.00 and a free t-shirt! All designs must be submitted by April 25 to the Atkins Public Library. Contact Cathy Becker at 446-7676 for more information.
***Pointers for Parents***
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s no wonder February is Healthy Heart Month! One of the most important things a parent can do is make sure their child eats healthy, as they are setting lifelong habits. Eating is necessary and can be fun, but children need to learn to eat for the right reasons. The American Heart Association has these suggestions:
*Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Keep trying new ones!
*Limit the amount of red meat and choose lean meats and poultry. Eat fish, especially oily fish (for example salmon, trout, herring), at least twice a week. There are also many meat-free alternatives to get protein.
*Choose whole-grain foods which can be a good source of dietary fiber.
*Limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. Read the labels.
*Select fat-free (skim), 1%-fat and low-fat dairy products.
*Limit your intake of beverages and foods with added sugars. Drink water instead of sugary drinks.
*Learn about sodium and the common foods that have too much of it.
*If you want to snack, go nuts! A serving size is a small handful or 1.5 ounces of whole nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter.
*Have them write down everything they eat and drink for a few days. Let them spot their good habits, and which ones to work on!