Did You Eat Breakfast This Morning? PTSC Weekly Update

Posted: September 8, 2014 in Building Relationships, Communication, Culture of Achievement, Instructional Leadership
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Did You Skip the Most Important Meal of the Day?

If you’re like me, I’d rather not get up fifteen minutes earlier to make a healthy breakfast, even though I know the benefits of eating well for the most important meal of the day.  As a result I’m often grabbing something on the go to make sure my stomach isn’t empty until lunch.

Starting the day off right with a great breakfast has many advantages and is extremely important for students.  Did you know that by eating breakfast research has shown:

  • Students learn best when they have eaten a good breakfast.
  • Students have improved attendance and are absent and tardy less frequently.
  • Students have higher test scores in reading and math.
  • Students have fewer trips to the school nurse–particularly for hunger related reasons.
  • Students have improved classroom behavior as they have increased ability to attend to task and fewer referrals to the office resulting in more time on learning.

Eating breakfast also helps us to achieve a healthy weight, while skipping breakfast has been linked to risks for obesity.

Mornings can be rushed to make sure that everyone is up and ready to leave on time.  PTSC schools offer breakfast for students.  If students receive assistance for meals, there is not charge for breakfast.

Let’s make sure we start each day right!

PTSC Standouts:

Congratulations to Kennedy Starcevich for setting a new school record for the most digs in a match. She had 34 digs against Wheeler.  What a great fan turnout, too, to support the team!

Email PTSC standouts to Dr. Schmidt at stacey.schmidt@ptsc.k12.in.us.

Important Dates:

  • September 9, 2014:  Gangs 101 from 6-7:30 PM at Family and Youth Services Bureau (see above)Gangs 101
  • September 17, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • September 21, 2014:  Empower Porter County’s Around the Table Kick-Off event from 2-4 pm at the Duneland, Portage, and Valparaiso YMCAs and Union Township Middle/High School.  This event is to bring families together through food, games, and conversation to help support one another as they embark on improving the quality of mealtime interaction.  To RSVP, visit http://www.empowerpc.org/
  • September 22, 2014:  Blood Drive at PLE
  • October 11, 2014:  Stuff the Bus for the Porter Township Food Pantry (more information to come)
  • October 15, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • October 22, 2014:  End of Quarter 1
  • October 24, 2014:  No School, Fall Break
  • October 31, 2014:  No School, Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 19, 2014:  Online Day for BGHS and BGMS
  • November 27-28, 2014:  No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • December 22-January 2, 2014:  No School, Winter Break

Things to Know/Do:

  • Now hiring substitute teachers!  Please contact Linda Dusek at the administration building if you are interested in substitute teaching and she will help you start the application process and discuss qualifications.
  • Have you updated your account information in Instant Alert?  Make sure that you have your cell phone number and your email entered so that you will receive the latest updates we send out.  You can update your Instant Alert Account here.
  • Do your friends and neighbors know how to find our weekly updates?  Even if your neighbors don’t have kids in school tell them about our weekly updates so they can hear the great news of what happens at PTSC!
  • Every Wednesday is a 30-minute delayed start.  If we have a 2-hour delay, students will arrive at school 2 hours after the regular start time for the building.
  • We are also looking for bus drivers to drive our extra-curricular runs.  If you are interested, please apply online.  It’s a great way to earn some money and attend extra-curricular events!
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