Dear Parents,Most of us know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Beginning your day without breakfast is like trying to fly a kite without wind! It’s hard to get started and even harder to keep going. Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to show improved academic performance, longer attention span, better attendance and decreased hyperactivity in school. Skipping breakfast will often make your child feel tired, restless or irritable by mid-morning. By eating breakfast, your child will have energy throughout the morning and help him/her concentrate better in class. This also means fewer trips to the school nurse’s office. Make the effort to have a daily routine that includes a nutritious breakfast each morning, consisting of at least three of the five food groups (fruit, vegetable, grains, milk and meat/beans).
We have also witnessed students coming to school in the morning drinking energy drinks, such as Monster and Red Bull, or coffee drinks. These drinks are laden with caffeine and have very high concentrations of sugar. Caffeinated drinks can also cause side effects such as irritability, concentration difficulties, headaches, restlessness, dehydration, nausea, and heart irregularities. We encourage and support our students bringing water to school on a daily basis.
Skyline is committed to providing a school environment that promotes children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and drinking and physical activity, and we encourage you to have family discussions about what would be the healthiest drinks and food to bring to school for snack and lunch.
Don’t forget to mark these important dates on your calendar:
April 5 . . . . . Minimum Day
April 10-14 . . Spring Recess
April 21 . . . . Talent Show
April 28 . . . . International Festival
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM 6th Grade Panoramic Photo
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM "PTA Meeting @SKY - Everyone Invited"