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Why Earlier Bedtimes Lead to Healthier and Possibly Smarter Children

Getting the kiddos to bed is. a. struggle #forreal. But studies show that kids that have an earlier bedtime, (between 6 to 9 p.m.) sleep longer, are healthier, and have stronger cognitive skills compared to children that fall asleep later in the evening.

Studies found that children who sleep later in the evening — 10 p.m. or later — took longer to fall asleep, and were more likely to wake up in the middle of the night. Additionally, the well-rested munchkins don’t just sleep better: they were able to function to a greater degree at school. A study monitored 7 to 11 year-old students, and their sleep cycle. The students who were put to bed an hour earlier for five nights were rated by their teachers (who were unaware of the children’s bedtime) as being less irritable and impulsive than usual.

In another study, researchers reported that 18-month-olds who went to bed before 10 p.m. were at a lower risk for motor, language, and social deficits compared with kids who went to bed later.

So other than better rest and behavior in school, what other health factors can come into play? Well, kids with late bedtimes are more likely to be overweight. One theory is that sleep creates changes to the hormones leptin and ghrelin, which regulate appetite and hunger.

While researchers point out that there is no standardized bedtime for children, they recommend that you try to incorporate an earlier sleep schedule by getting the children ready for bed 20 minutes to an hour earlier. Monitor their behavior the next day, and adjust accordingly.



Read-A-Thon 

This year your Pearl City PTO is trying a new fundraiser that has been wildly successful in several other schools. Like them, we hope the Read-A-Thon will become a main fundraiser replacing the need for multiple brochure fundraisers. The best part of the Read-A-Thon is that 100% of the money collected will be used at our school for our children. We would like to purchase a classroom Chromebook cart for our students to use.

On October 20th we will participate in a day of reading!

Classrooms will take turns reading throughout the day. We even have EPC football players and cheerleaders coming to read to us. We are asking students to collect pledges to raise money for our school. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in order to make this a fun and profitable fundraiser for our school. Please address any questions you have after reading this packet to Mrs. Wallace at chriswallace@pcwolves.net

Student will be bringing their packets home on Tues. Oct. 3
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Here is how it works

-Record your sponsors using your sponsorship form.

-Turn your sponsorship form and all money collected into your

       child’s teacher in the provided envelope

-Read during the Read-A-Thon on October 20th

 

**Our Goal**  

$7000 to purchase a Chromebook cart

If each student can raise $30 we will meet our goal!




Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, October 26th from 1:00-8:00 and Friday, October 27thth from 8:00-1:30.   Many of you have already signed up for a conference at Meet The Teacher Night, but if you have not please contact your child's teacher to set up a time.



October 31 is Halloween.  We will be doing Character Counts activities in the morning.  The Parade will start at 1:30--Student are invited to wear school appropriate costumes. No weapons!  It would make things easier also if the students could put their costumes on themselves.  At 2:00, Parties will follow the Parade.

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