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We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk: Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher

One of the most important things you can do for your child in school is to communicate well with their teacher. The teacher will typically let you know how they prefer to communicate with you – by telephone, email, or even text. Feel free to let them know your preferred method of communication as well. Teachers are usually very happy to work with you, as they value that communication as much as you do. Try to make it to open-house night and conferences. The more face-to-face time you have with your child’s teacher, the easier it is to develop a relationship that makes it easier to talk when the tough conversations come up. Speaking of tough conversations, always try to remember that what your child tells you happened in school may be a misinterpretation or simple confusion. For instance, your child may come home crying that they didn’t get to ...
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Eagle View Christian School

Tips for Interacting with Kids

Our family resides in Rainier and, we love our town!  When I'm out-of-state, people ask me if I live on Mt. Rainier!  I tell them that I don't; however, our community is so small that we don't even have a stop light!  Most city folks are pretty surprised by that!  Although I take pleasure in being a homemaker and raising calves, I am also the Principal of Eagle View Christian School in Yelm.  I have worked full-time with the students and the staff for over 15 years.  I thoroughly enjoy my job more every year! After raising four children of my own and working with children for almost forty years, my best advice to parents is to love your children, and to slow your life down for them, too!  Don't always be giving advice and correcting them, but rather ask them interesting questions and be eager to listen.  The best ...
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1st Jesse Nubbe – “Wifi or WiFry”, 2nd Lily Wilkinson – “Sprout”, 3rd Sarah Mantegna – “Communication Through Touch.”

Rainier School 6-12th Grade Science Fair

On February 27th, Rainier School District held its 2nd annual 6th-12th grade science fair. We held science fairs years ago, but with the changing of standards and state testing, the classrooms directed their focus on aligning curriculum and preparing students for the new, changing testing methods and went away from the traditional science projects. To participate in the fair, students in grades 6-12 ran their own experiments to answer a question they were curious about. Science fair paperwork was handed out in October to all science students and there were project deadlines along the way. This year we offered  “board” nights, where students and their parents could come into the high school library and were provided materials, computers and teachers to help them pull all their information together and lay it out in an organized and graphically pleasing manner on their boards. Rainier also provided boards to all of our ...
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