Lakeview Elementary Newsletter
ROARING for Good Character
May 13 - 17th - Kindergarten Assessments - NO CLASS
May 14 - 1st Grade Field trip to Discovery Museum
May 16 - 1st and 2nd grade Portuguese program
May 16 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Nickelcade/Bowling
May 17 - Volunteer Appreciation, 10:30 am -12:00 pm
May 20 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Rec Center
May 21 - Kindergarten Bean Museum Field Trip, 8:30-11:45 am
May 21 - 6th grade Field trip to Lehi Legacy Center
May 21 - 4th grade business day
May 22 - 3rd grade Field Trip to Aquarium
May 23 - Last day of Kindergarten
May 23 - FIELD DAY - DISMISS at 1:10 PM
May 24 - Last day of school - DISMISS at 1:10 PM
May 24 - 6th Grade Graduation, 8:30-9:30 am
Volunteers Needed for Field Day
Support Our Art Program!
We want to teach students how to be mindful about how they present themselves, how they approach others, and how they interact with the world. In order to increase the positive vibes in our school we would like to purchase a button maker so that students can design and create miniature messages that encourage positive interactions. We want students to think about teamwork, positivity, creativity and kindness. Students will design small images that remind their peers of all the good that can be found in the world, and they will see these positive messages all around the school by turning them into buttons that can be worn everywhere.
Utah Prevention Day
Governor Gary R. Herbert declared Thursday May 2, 2019 as “Utah Prevention Day”, which kicked off “May Prevention Awareness Month”. An Opening Ceremony and central celebration was held at the Smith’s Ballpark in conjunction with a Salt Lake Bees Game with more than 12,000 5th grade students in attendance. Special guests included First Lady of Utah Jeanette Herbert, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, Consul General of Mexico Jose Borjon and other dignitaries.
In addition to this communication to parents, schools state-wide are encouraged to build resiliency by incorporating prevention messages into end-of-year activities they already have planned during May. The official effort is a part of Resilient Utah, a state-wide program dedicated to building resiliency and hope in Utah’s children, protecting them from the dangers of substance abuse, self-harm and bullying.
*See below for some information shared and go to https://resilientutah.pukrufus.com/parent-message/ for more information.
Raising a Resilient Child
By Barbara Smith, Executive Director Utah Family Partnership Network
Resiliency is the ability to face new situations with confidence and bounce back from negative experiences. These qualities can help children resist many of the negative messages they are being bombarded with-hopefully keeping them away from drugs, alcohol and thoughts of suicide. Here’s a few tips on ways to help children be more resilient.
HELP THEM LEARN TO PROBLEM SOLVE. If they are facing a new situation such as starting in a new school, ask them how they could make it work. Let them think of solutions.
LET THEM TAKE AGE-APPROPRIATE RISKS, like learning to ride a bike.
LET THEM MAKE MISTAKES. This is very hard for parents to watch. But it is often the best way for them to learn how to fix a mistake and make better decisions later. If they make a mistake, don’t ask them why-ask them how. How are they going to fix it? This teaches them they can fix things and it is not the end of the world if they make a mistake.
HELP THEM MANAGE THEIR EMOTIONS. Emotions are OK, but how you handle them is a skill that can be taught. If someone ate their cookie, and then they threw a tantrum-the anger was ok but the behavior was inappropriate. Have them brainstorm what would have been appropriate.
We want our children to be successful. To do that we need them to have the skills they need to make the right choices when we can’t be there with them. Take time this summer to build resiliency in your children.
Concepts from Marie Tarkakovsky’s “10 Tips for Raising Resilient Kids” 2018