Archives for May 2018

Tigers of the Week: Emma Kraft & Patrick Lyons

Congrats to Emma and Patrick, our TIGERs of the Week for May 28 – June 1

Emma Kraft – Girls Golf

Emma has led the girls’ golf team to a conference championship and a first place finish at our home invite. At that invite, she also earned medalist honors by shooting a personal best 79.  Emma has stepped into the role of captain of the team this year with energy and perseverance. She is diligent every day to improve and shows respect to teammates and the opponents she is playing with.

Patrick Lyons – BPA

Patrick finished in 1st place at both the Regional and State BPA competition in Fundamental Word Processing.  At Nationals, he performed well enough to earn a 7th place finish.

Walking School Bus – May 30, 2018

Activity Schedule: May 28 – June 2, 2018

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Activities Department

Thayne Johnson, Activities Director
Meghan Laffen, Administrative Assistant

COMPETE LIKE A TIGER

TENACITY, INTEGRITY, GRATITUDE, EFFORT, RESPECT
TIGER PRIDE!

Tigers of the Week: Wyatt Hahn, Morgan Johnson, Jason Hasse

Congrats to Wyatt, Morgan, and Jason, our TIGERs of the Week for May 21 – 25

Wyatt Hahn – Tiger Trapshooting

Wyatt is one of the top shooters on the team.  Wyatt is an excellent role model for younger shooters.  He is always respectful, helpful and willing to do pulling and scoring as needed.

Morgan Johnson – Tiger Trapshooting (not pictured)

Morgan is at the top of her class academically and she can shoot too!  She always has a positive attitude. Morgan is positive, helpful, and has been a great role model to younger team members.

Jason Hasse – Tiger Trapshooting (not pictured)

Jason is one of the top shooters on the team.  Jason is an excellent role model and kind to younger shooters.  He is always helpful with pulling, scoring and clean up as needed.

Activity Schedule: May 21-26, 2018

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Activities Department

Thayne Johnson, Activities Director
Meghan Laffen, Administrative Assistant

COMPETE LIKE A TIGER

TENACITY, INTEGRITY, GRATITUDE, EFFORT, RESPECT
TIGER PRIDE!

Coordinator Needed for Summer Feeding Program

This summer Hunger Free McLeod and Common Cup Ministry will again have a Summer Feeding Program in Hutchinson.  We are in need of a Volunteer Coordinator.  This position would coordinate the volunteers and groups providing activities as a part of the summer lunch program. A stipend salary is available for this position.  This is a great opportunity for a student pursuing a career in early child development or education.  Great addition to your resume.

For more information contact Bev at 320-234-8344 or email commoncupmn@gmail.com.

Plant Sale!

Five Tips for Managing Screen Use in the Summer

By Jocelynn Buckentin, Technology Innovation Specialist

In my work with children of all ages, I encounter many types screen use. I’ve witnessed incredible learning from purposeful screen use, and the negative effects of excessive unstructured use. As summer approaches, managing household technology may be one of the biggest struggles that parents will face. Summertime is seen as time for exploration, fun, and growth and yet technology use can pose a threat to that if children determine their own usage. This can result in a lethargic or even belligerent child, which is not good for them and certainly not what you want for them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends no more than two hours per day of technology use, and yet that can be difficult if not impossible to govern, especially if parents are working while children are home. I have five tips you can use to help you make the most of your summer while limiting the ill effects of excessive screen time.

  1. Create a Family Media Plan. The AAP plan helps families prioritize their daily activities by ensuring that academic, social and health goals are met first, with media time considered in the time left over. To create a plan with your family, visit www.HealthyChildren.org/MediaUsePlan
  2. Start the day off right. Studies show that the beginning of the day is the most productive, so keeping children off screens would help set a positive tone for the day. Develop a morning plan that may include reading a book, going for a walk, or doing a chore. It would be wise to give kids a choice of fun activities to keep them creative and active before device use is considered.
  3. Find a time. Instead of forbidding all summer technology use, consider building screen time into your child’s day after they’ve had the chance to accomplish something or be active. Late afternoon is an excellent time for this.
  4. Embrace Boredom. No matter how many options your child has to fill their time, you may still hear complaints of boredom. This is a completely normal part of their development and happens because kids want to be entertained instead of learning to entertain themselves. Boredom allows their minds to wander, which gives them time to become naturally creative!
  5. Ride out the storm. Regardless of what amount of screen time you allow, expect pushback. On average, it only takes a few days for children and teens to adjust to limited screen time. While children may outwardly resist limits, internally they crave them. Don’t react, and know that they will accept your authority if you commit and follow through.

Now that we’ve established the importance of  limits, we must address how to enforce them. A few months ago, I invested in a device called Circle by Disney, which can be purchased from local retailers. Circle allows you to manage every device on your home network. You can set time limits for apps and websites, create age appropriate filters, and set up off times and bedtimes. It also offers insight into your family’s screen time. In my first week of using Circle, I realized that we were on screens way more than I thought. This allowed me to adjust my expectations and create a better balance between on and off screen time. Do you know how many hours your kids use screens? If not, you are not alone. Most children use screens more than parents realize. I hope these tips will help you to ensure balanced and positive media use this summer and beyond.

Tiger of the Week – Austin Dettman

Austin Dettman – Baseball

Austin has been a tremendous leader on and off the field for the Tigers thus far this spring. His work ethic and hustle are contagious to others around him and has been and integral part of our strong start. He has been a great team player helping others understand the respect and inclusion that it takes to promote the “WE” mentality that personifies our program.

Activity Schedule: May 14-19, 2018

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Activities Department

Thayne Johnson, Activities Director
Meghan Laffen, Administrative Assistant

COMPETE LIKE A TIGER

TENACITY, INTEGRITY, GRATITUDE, EFFORT, RESPECT
TIGER PRIDE!
Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools