March 11, 2011 v. 36 #41
From the desk of Mr. Kish...
Dear Parent, Guardian, Student, Teacher, Friend, and Benefactor,
DC and back! The Class of 2011 fought the battle of rain at Gettysburg and won with no whining or complaining! We saw all 3 days of the battle and the field from Little Round Top was clouded with mist that resembled the cannon smoke from that day! We went to Mt. Vernon(home of George Washington) and were reminded that Casimir Pulaski(father of the American cavalry) is believed to have saved Washington’s life at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. In 2009, Pulaski became just the seventh person to posthumously receive honorary American citizenship. He joins William Penn and Penn's wife, fellow Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa and Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish man who helped save Jews during the Holocaust. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard stopped our coaches for a while---motorcade---she gave $3M to the Vietnam Wall for a Visitors Center---500 Aussies died there as US Allies. We ran into Julianna Hollman’s brother Jay’s Godfather at the Embassy Suites! Small world! Our sincere thanks to all who “hustled to do one more thing” for this trip. It is a lot to process but the scrap books will be worth it! Thanks to our surviving chaperons: Doug Mercille, Kim Kuerz, Jeff Heet, Mike Hollman, Vince Burke, Gene Clements, Dan Fetcho, Pat McDermott, Eric Thoelke, Mary Thoelke, Jamie Huether, Amy Mueth, Sandy Mercille, Salle Plunkett, Margaret Raisch, Carla Becherer, Kim Hannon, Rita Belaska, Carol Ericson, Gale Bell, Lizanne Young. We simply could not have made it without you! Special thanks to Carla Becherer for all the book keeping, Mrs. Epplin for organizing, and Mr. Riley and Mr. Kassebaum for emotionally supporting Mr. Kish!(Mrs. Kish too!)
CHESS NEWS: We host a meet here TOMORROW, March 12th. Registration begins at 8:15 and play starts at 9:00. Spectators are welcome. It is quite a spectacle to see 100+ kids in a room so quiet you can hear a pin drop! Thanks to all who have volunteered to help in any way--it is a big part of what makes ICS so great! Our next meet is next Saturday, March 19th at Blessed Sacrament. Remaining practices for this month will be Tuesday, March 15th, and Tuesday, March 29th.
2011 YOUNG AUTHORS CONFERENCE—HERE!!!! Young Author Conference Participants are Ariel Adams, Glenn Powers, Sophie Spurgeon, Maggie Schulte, Elena Biske, Henry Babcock, & Claire Mueth. The conference is Saturday, March 19th from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Immaculate Conception School . Please bring your winning story or poem to the conference with the “Manuscript Identification Card” attached to the inside of the front cover. Lost your story or your Manuscript Identification Card, please contact us immediately. If you have any questions or are unable to attend the conference, please call Penny Prindiville at 281-4026 (email at firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Teresa Schutzenhofer at 618-363-0922 as soon as possible.
Volunteers Needed for Conference:
We will be setting up chairs in the gym on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m. for anyone who would like to lend a helping hand. Take down will be Saturday, March 19 at 12:30 p.m.
Concert Band Performance: Saturday, March 19th in the ICS Gym
Arrive: 7:30am Dismiss: 9:00am Dress Code: Activity Shirts, Khaki pants, Brown or Black
shoes Thanks, Matthew Hake
BUILDERS CLUB: Sign up with Rachel Kuerz: We need:
1) 4 ambassadors for welcoming Young Authors-March 19 8:00-Noon-activity uniform
2) 7 creative poster makers on Friday at 11:30
3) Mr. Kish will pick one maintenance person
4) One Confirmation cluster(already have---thanks!)
One Day ONLY Book Fair--Sunday, March 20!! The book fair will be located in the Arts & Science Room from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Please stop by and check out all the cool books available!! Help promote literacy to our kids and raise money for our school!
Mr. JIM LEWIS IS IN BARNES Hospital. Please keep up the prayers for him, Sue, and the family. He is a little better but not enough to be released for now.
Immaculate Conception School of Columbia will hold registration for Kindergarten and new students in grades 1-8 for the 2011-2012 school year on Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm in the cafeteria. Parents should bring the child's baptismal certificate if not baptized at Immaculate Conception Parish, a copy of the birth certificate and social security number. (We will copy and return it that morning.) Because you have a choice, find out how “ICS HELPS is an A+ for the Church and America+!” Gospel values, small class size, outstanding parent support, and academic rigor add up to an award winning school. Check us out at www.icscolumbia.org. Questions? Need a personal tour? Can’t make that date? Call ICS at 281-5353 or Mike Kish at 281-7459 or any ICS Parent! Mission---Community---Service---since 1853!
THANKS TO GILLAN GRAPHIC, INC. for the ICS Enrollment Banners, water bottle labels, and the attendance prizes for the Open House. We appreciate Eric and Denise’s generosity and it is parents like you that make this school a great community. We love our business connections!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MADELON BELASKA for taking second place out of 155 girls in the individual portion of the Cor Jesu Math Contest on Saturday, March 5. Madelon scored 28 out of 30 on the individual test. Participating 6th and 7th grade girls from the St. Louis Diocese and several Illinois schools competed in an individual and a four person team contest at Cor Jesu Academy. Thanks to our entire team for representing ICS well at the contest. Team members are: 7th graders Audrey Alvarez, Hope Drennan, Abbie Meyer, Abby Reichert, Lauren Schmidt, Monica Shuler, and Sami Vogt and 6th graders Alicia Archambault, Madelon Belaska, Maddie Ritter, Samantha Smith, and Hillary Wessel.
PARISH WORK DAY ON SATURDAY MARCH 12TH We’ve got a lot of school items on the docket for this day. Maybe you have a special expertise and could help us out? Here are just a few of the things we would like to get to. If you can make it, please let Mrs. Epplin know---pick the project—(the Whelan’s are coming?) maybe I can be the “side-walk supervisor” and have the supplies here for you or bring your own tools Bob the Builder! There will be more thank this for sure but we will appreciate any help we can get! CHESS MEET HERE maybe you can help out there or with maintenance.
- light out over Grade 3 that needs a new ballast, light out in Grade 6, library-Richard Stern
- back hallway rail needs to be tightened
- Joe Stonich is framing the quilt for Fr. Steve…need a place to hang it officially
- lens covers for lights in the hallway need to be cleaned
- restroom ceilings by cafeteria need two coats of paint
- faculty restroom needs patching and painting
- need motion sensors installed in lockers and restrooms and over hallway stairwells
- need the old main entrance way (closest to church) lightly power washed
- need all the toilet paper holders checked and some replace
- the fridge went out over in Latchkey---SVDP was also using the freezer part---need to fix it or get a new one---have a lead on a possible
- The roof over the athletic office also has had a leak---probably an easy fix---just tar
- hallway joining 1920 and 1960 needs to be painted---blistered
- cleaning of a few areas around school---Patrice Thebeau
- a good sweeping and re-stacking of the storage areas---Susie Settl
- I have 3 collages of musicals that need to be framed for the hal
- 2 drippy faucets need washers in the science lab.
- 7 crate ceiling panels need to be power washed and put back—science lab
- Replace ceiling tile in Mrs. Epplin’s office and cafeteria
- Blinds need some panels replaced in cafeteria and science lab(Mrs. Epplin-call
- Paint the Science lab walls that are open---Mrs. Fetcho will paint the cabinets there
TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT Immaculate Conception Catholic School The ICS Father’s Club is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament (open to men and women) Space is limited Tickets are $50 and required to be purchased in advance For tickets email email@example.com or call 618-281-0303
100% of the profits go to the New Computer Lab. Thanks to Brian Estes and our Fathers!
Date: Saturday April 16th Time: Doors open at 6:30pm Play starts at 7:30pm sharp
Where: ICS Gym--320 South Main--Columbia, IL--(Parking available in church lot) Guaranteed Payout: 1st Place is $1,000 2nd Place is $500 3rd Place is $300 4th Place is $200
5th Place is $125 6th Place is $100 7th Place is $75 8th Place is $50
GIBAULT TRIVIA NIGHT Friday, March 11 at 7 pm 8-person teams/ $12 per person---includes survivor game--- Bring your own food & drinks---call 939-3883 to reserve your table or show up!
Gibault is once again opening up it's musical to the local Catholic Grade Schools. Auditions are next Monday at 5:30 pm. Bring a song to sing acapella. Preferably songs from musicals (32 bars of music) and be prepared to read from the script and learn a dance. Auditions are open to those in 2nd through 8th grade. Auditioning does not guarantee a spot in the cast. If you have an audition conflict on Monday...I will get you a special appt time. The show is April 28-May 1st. THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Gibault!
“Two Left Feet” Sunday March 27th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Columbia Middle School cafeteria, Mr. Sergei will teach fun and exciting dances including the waltz and tango. Please come and bring you friends!! Ages 10 to adults are welcome! What you will learn you will be able to use in your upcoming Prom, Homecoming, or other dance occasions! Tickets at the door will be $6.00 and in advance $4.00 per person. Please call 618-444-5144 for more information.
ILLINOIS STATE TEXTBOOK LOAN PROGRAM
REMINDER: Legislation to restore funding to the Textbook Loan Program has been introduced in the Illinois General Assembly: House Bill 1199 introduced by Representative Joe Lyons & Senate Bill 1964 introduced by Senator Ed Maloney. This benefits every child in the State and has been a major help to us for new textbooks.! HOMEWORK PLEASE FOR PARENTS! EVERY CATHOLIC SCHOOL: please contact your State Representative and Senator and urge them to sign on as co-sponsors! Your school LAP can coordinate the outreach, be it through meeting, phone call or letter. You can find out who your state Rep. and Senator are by going to the General Assembly web site (www.ilga.gov) and clicking on Legislator Lookup in the lower half of the page or by calling our Springfield office: 217-528-9200.
FACT SHEET: Check out our web site for a fact sheet on the issue: www.catholicconferenceofillinois.org.
SAMPLE LETTER/EMAIL/FAX LANGUAGE:
According to the Illinois Constitutions, the government of this state is charged with “the educational development of all persons.”
To that end: the Textbook Loan Program has been in operation since 1975. Its purpose is to provide secular textbooks, learning materials and instructional computer software to public and nonpublic school students grades K-12. Although the bulk of the program’s funding goes to public schools, Catholic schools have long depended on this program and have used the benefit to continually update math, science, and reading textbooks, as well as to purchase new instructional software for technology labs. Students cannot learn or succeed without effective and up-to-date learning materials, and this program has helped ensure those materials are present in ALL schools.
According to the Illinois State Board of Education’s (ISBE) published analysis, the Textbook Loan program impacts 2.1 million students and 164,000 educators. Fully funded, the program provides approximately $40 per student to use for the purchase of approved materials, and serves every grade on a two-year cycle: Kindergarten thru 6 one year; grades 7 thru 12 the next. Considering the widespread service of this program, we hope and urge you to include funding for this program in the next fiscal year budget. Representative Joe Lyons and Senator Ed Maloney have introduced legislation to restore funding – House Bill 1199 and Senate Bill 1964. Please support and even sign on as co-sponsors to this important legislation.
WE NEED YOU: Your support of this initiative is essential – please be sure your representatives hear from you and your school community!
Zach Wichmann, Director of Government Relations, Catholic Conference of Illinois
THE SPORTING NEWS… Athletic registration for 2011-12: Please discuss with your children their desire to play on the sports teams at ICS for next year. The sign-up letter and form will be coming in the newsletter on Mar 17 or 18. Thank you. Mr Anderson
Athletic Physicals: Drs. Mary and Steve Trottier will administer physicals at school on March 31, beginning at 9 am. Any child (except those entering KG or 6th grade) that plans on playing any sport at ICS next year must have a physical on file. Think if you want your child to have this physical, and the letter and actual physical form will be in future notes home. Thanks Mr Anderson
Paper Retriever Nationwide Paper Drive. Help double our earnings. Clean the closet, the basement, the garage and the attic and we both win!
Counselor’s Corner Teaching your child to problem-solve is tricky. Why? It could mean letting your child be in a little pain during the problem-solving process. When confronted with the question “what should I do?” try not to be too quick in having “the” answer. Instead, ask about what he/she has tried first. Don’t forget to remind that things don’t always work the first time. It’s okay to model to your child that problems don’t get solved overnight or immediately.
Empathize with your child: “I’m sorry that you got your feelings hurt.” Or “it must have been embarrassing when that happened.” “I am sure it is hard for you to pay attention when you don’t love science.”
And lastly, "Keep trying. I think your hard work will pay off!"
I’m a little concerned. No, I am more than a little concerned. I would like to speak up about evening television. I would like to ask you if you are watching TV with your kids? Do you know what they are watching? If you don’t, then I am worried. If you think you do, I implore you, check again. You might be fooled at what has crept into your family rooms and into the ears, eyes and mind of your child. We watch very little TV at my house because so often when I do I am unimpressed with what is deemed as entertainment. I’d rather challenge you to a game of scrabble. But that is my own personal hang-up.
I find parenting to be this continuum of “learning as I go”, which includes trusting that a show I watched a few times with my child will continue to be appropriate. Television land has let me down.
So I am going to say it here. I’ve wanted to put it in print all year, and Lord only knows why I’ve hesitated. No child should be watching Glee without a parent present. With a parent present, I still have tremendous reservations about it being appropriate for any elementary aged child. There is so much adult material, much of it sexually oriented, that many of the shows should not go without parental explanation and discussion. What saddens me is that some issues that this show touches on are important topics, but I find it to have a flair for the TOO MUCH INFORMATION. Indeed, Glee depicts many true-to-life high school scenarios, but I am not sure that the education piece outweighs the naughty entertainment slant of it.
I’m ready. Give me your argument. For the sake of our children, I’m ready to defend.
THANKS to Ben Constantine and Brian Reinholdz for a terrific job here during their Gibault Senior Project. We will really miss you guys on Monday morning! Thanks a million and good luck as you finish up at Gibault!
GRADS IN THE NEWS:
ICS GRAD LOUISE MATHEWS is in COCA's ballet company that puts on an annual ballet in December called "The Little Dancer". It is geared toward children and is a wonderful production.
It was taped for TV this past December so it could be televised next week for an educational experience. Louise is in this performance and will be part of the live portions on Tuesday.
COCA’s "The Little Dancer" will be telecast WORLDWIDE via HEC-TV twice on Tuesday, March 15.
Public and private schools may access the telecasts at 10:00am and 1:00pm Central Time, which will be comprised of both taped segments and live dance segments from the December show. The telecast is moderated by Tim Gore, who will field questions from the live studio audience as well
as from students in schools all over the globe who will be tuned into the program.
Those who wish to watch from home may watch the live stream on HEC-TV, Channel 989 (Charter digital cable) or on Channel 99 (AT&T U-Verse). A version of the telecast will be archived later in March on the HEC-TV website. We are gearing the first showing at 10:00am to grades K-8
and the second showing for grades 6-12. Themes discussed and questions asked will vary between the two age groups. Can someone tape this for us?
CONGRATULATION TO ICS GRAD JACOB LUNDY on his 3rd place Jacob Lundy ($50.00) in the
Sister City Art Contest!
From Sr. Thea Bowman School: We donated schools supplies in the name of our priests for Catholic Schools Week:
Dear Mr. Kish and Immaculate Conception Students and Staff,
Thank you so much for the bags and bags of school supplies for our students. What a wonderful surprise to get these in the middle of the year, when the "beginning of the year" supplies have been used up or misplaced!
We were also impressed to see the supplies arrive in reusable bags instead of the plastic ones that we all still use too much! Way to go in being good stewards of the Earth!!
You would be proud of Hannah Lundy and Maddie Kuerz who are here for their Senior Project! They are amazing human beings! We believe that their years at Immaculate Conception had to have played a big part in helping them becoming such inspiring people!
In addition to listing your whole school in our Book of Intentions as a thank you blessing, we've also mentioned your 8th graders, for safe travels during their Washington trip!
Thanks for being generous and thoughtful! Have a happy and holy Lenten journey!
S. Janet McCann, ASC
Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the students who worked so diligently to make the MardiGras/Fat Tuesday celebration such a huge success. You all worked so hard and accomplished so much; we could not have done it without you! You are truly a blessing and we are very grateful for your joyful, generous spirit.
Sincerely, Mrs. Janson
Patrick Sondag of Valmeyer, brother of Glenda Sexauer, was found dead in his home March 5 at the age of 51. Glenda had just told us her story at the retreat on the power of prayer as she buried in Mom, Dad, and had a life threatening illness in a short time. And now this. Please pray for her and the family! Once again, all we have is our faith and prayer! God’s peace to Patrick!
Thanks to all for the cards, donations to the endowment fund, and prayers for me and my family during the past few weeks. Losing brother-in-law Rich and sister JoAnne close together is really tough. My sister JoAnne was a saint, with all she endured in her life, especially these past few weeks. My brother-in-law Rich was the "do anything" person for my family, and both will be tremendously missed. I would also ask you to pray for my brother Bill, who had open heart surgery last Friday. He is doing better, as I saw him yesterday, but at 80 years old, needs as many prayers as he can get. As many of you know, in times like this, FAITH is what gets you through....and prayers from friends like you. Thanks again and may the good Lord watch over and protect all of us.
Mr. Dale Anderson
St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer victims, pray for us!
Please pray for: Mary Hollman, Betty Anne Bantz, Jim Lewis, Vernon Smith, Steve Vaughn, Chuck Seper, Joe Sullentrop, Gary Chamineak, Kay Wylder, Barbara Spitzer, John L. Adams, Desiree Frasure, Susan Nobbe, Jim Cole, Velma Rueter, Cribb Altman, Marvin Weissert, JoAnne Odem, Tom Kish, Susie Settle
ANGELS WATCHIN’ OVER ME We learned this great song in music appreciation a couple of weeks ago. After Jesus is tempted, the angels show up. The angels are always around us. I believe they often come to us in human form and bail us out just in time or comfort us after we have our troubles. Lent is prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The journey has started but it is up to us to take the first step if we haven’t already. Jerusalem is our Destiny! The journey makes us one. Take the step for the angels are with us!
Michael L. Kish, Principal
Band Schedule: Week of Mar 14-18
Monday 11:00-11:30 4th Grade Saxophones
11:30-12:00 4th Grade Trumpets
12:50-1:20 5th Grade Saxophones
1:20-1:50 5th Grade Trumpets
1:50-2:20 6-8th Grade Saxophones & F Horn
2:20-2:50 6-8th Grade Trumpets
Tuesday 7:15-7:50 Jazz Band
11:00-11:30 4th Grade Low Brass
11:30-12:00 4th Grade Percussion
12:50-1:20 5th Grade Low Brass
1:20-1:50 5th Grade Percussion
1:50-2:20 6-8th Grade Low Brass
2:20-2:50 6-8th Grade Percussion
Wednesday 12:50-1:50 Intermediate Band Full Band
1:50-2:50 Concert Band Full Band
Thursday 7:15-7:50 Jazz Band
11:00-11:30 4th Grade Flutes
11:30-12:00 4th Grade Clarinets
12:50-1:20 5th Grade Flutes
1:20-1:50 5th Grade Clarinets
1:50-2:20 6-8th Grade Flutes & Clarinet 1
2:20-2:50 6-8th Grade Clarinets 2&3
Friday 11:25 Early Release
Saturday Concert Band Performance-ICS gym Arrive: 7:30am Dismiss: 9:00am
Ps HAPPY BIRTHDAY to MRS. CAROL FETCHO on March 8(we sang from the bus in D.C.), and MRS. SARAH DIEWALD and MR. DAN KASSEBAUM TOMORROW! SPRING FORWARD!
Ps ICS BOOT CAMP The return of this popular “get ready for back to school” for grades entering first through sixth will be held the last of July. More info next week.
Ps Our Tornado drill- went well---this the season to be prepared!
Ps END OF THE QUARTER Day 132 is March 23.
Ps Chicken dinner Sunday! 11:30-2:00
Parents & Friends Club Meeting Agenda: Mon., March 14, 2011 7:00 p.m ICS Cafeteria
1. Opening Prayer
2. Approval of January minutes
3. Treasurer’s Report – Jamie Huether
4. Teacher Introduction
5. Principals Report – Mr. Kish
6. Old Business:
a. Results of Dinner Auction
7. New Business:
a. Trivia Night –March 26, 2011
b. P&F officer vacancies for 2011-2012 school year
c. Possible fund raiser – The Edge Laser Tag
d. Open items
8. Approval of misc funding requests
9. Closing Prayer
10. Meeting Adjourned
HERE IS THE SCOOP ON THE $500 “LEARN AND Serve” grant we received. Mrs. Waide will be around to explain but the first activity is Friday night, March 25. As part of the grant, we will do a pre and post survey for accountability with our Regional Office. Contact Mrs. Waide and be a social justice kid!
Dear Kids for Social Justice,
We have an event planned that will take us to back to Human Support Services in Waterloo. It is a Talent Show/ Karaoke Night. The date is March 25, 2011 from 7-9P.M. Two years ago we participated in a similar event and really had a good time. Bring your instruments, put on your dancing shoes or practice a song. There will be prizes and snacks. Talk it up and bring your friends. Maybe some of you would like to bring cookies again.
As we did in the past, ask your parent if they would like to join us. You can carpool together. This is a fun event for the clients of HSS. They look forward to seeing ICC kids. Many of our students look forward to this too! Talk it over and discuss with your parents. Then let your Religion teacher know. I’ll check back.
If you have any questions, let me know. Your parent can give me a call too. Thanks for being a Kid for Social Justice!
RMC Research Corporation Phone: 303.825.3636; 800.922.3636
633 17th Street, Suite 2100 Fax: 303.825.1626
Denver, CO 80202 www.RMCResearchCorporation.com
Evaluation of Illinois Learn and Serve
Principal Investigator: Dr. Shelley H. Billig
PARENT PERMISSION FORM: 2010-2011 Academic Year (Comparison students)
The Illinois Learn and Serve program is carried out in schools across the state of Illinois. The program is funded (paid for) by Learn and Serve America and is designed to involve students in service-learning activities that meet state academic content standards. RMC Research Corporation has been hired by the Illinois State Board of Education to conduct an evaluation of the program. The purpose of this study is to measure the effects of the program on participating students, teachers, and community partners. The results of this study are expected to provide valuable information to Illinois Learn and Serve about the effects of this program, and to ensure that the program is effective and that it has a positive influence on students.
Your child will be asked to participate in the study by completing a brief survey at the beginning and end of the semester or school year. The survey consists of questions regarding students’ opinions about school and community. The survey will be given to your child at his/her school, and participation should take about 30 minutes. About 10,000 students will be in this study. In addition, information about student test scores, attendance, disciplinary referrals, and dropout rates will also be obtained from the Illinois State Board of Education. No student names will be associated with any of the data collected.
There are no known risks to students who participate in this study. No questions of a personal nature will be asked. Your child’s participation in this study is completely voluntary (it is his/her choice). There is no cost to you or your child to participate and there are no direct benefits (such as compensation or payment) to you or your child for taking part in this study. However, the study has the potential for providing useful information for the development of further Illinois Learn and Serve programs. There will be no penalty to you or your child for not participating. You may choose not to have your child participate or to have them stop participating at any time. Even if you elect for your child to participate, your child has the choice of not taking the survey. If you or your child decides they should not complete the survey, your child will be given a different assignment by his/her classroom teacher during the survey.
Strict rules for data collection are written and enforced to prevent violations of confidentiality (privacy). Other than the research team, no one will see your child’s answers. All study data, such as surveys and notes will remain in possession of the research staff at all times. Any identifying information, such as consent forms, will be stored in a locked file in a separate location from the data to be analyzed and no identifying information will be kept in electronic databases on computers. No individual information about your child will be reported or shared with anyone. No names will be used in any reports. Results will only be reported for whole classrooms. If at any time before, during, or after the study you have questions, please contact Dr. Shelley H. Billig, Principal Investigator at RMC Research Corporation at (800) 922-3636, and they will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Authorization: You only need to return the attached form if you do NOT want your child to participate in either the survey and/or have data on your child reported from the Illinois State Board of Education for this study. The section on the next page indicates your willingness for your child to participate in this study. If it is okay with you for your child to take the survey and/or to have data reported from the Illinois State Board of Education for this study, you do not have to do anything or you may check the box that says “Yes.” If you have any objection for any reason, simply check the box saying “No,” and we will make arrangements for your child to do a different activity while other students are taking the survey and/or not have data reported. You do not give up any legal rights by choosing to have your child participate or to not participate. If we do not get a form, we will assume your child can participate. Please keep this letter for your information and return the form to your child’s teacher by next Friday.
Thank you for your attention and help.
Shelley H. Billig, Ph.D.
RMC Research Corporation