Willie Brown Academy Insider

January 10, 2020

Mindset News

WBA is teaching our scholars about Mindset. It is important for you to be aware of what it is, why it's important, and how you can support it.


Again I sharing more strategies for helping your child develop a growth mindset:


1. Say This Not That (in December 6 WBA Insider)

2. Talk About the Brain (in December 13 WBA Insider)

3. Accept Mistakes as Learning Opportunities (in December 18 WBA Insider)


4. Understand the Role of Emotions in Learning

When we get angry, scared, or feel threatened, our fight or flight response is activated. This can happen anytime, whether we're scared of a spider or scared of math! Our brains are wired to protect us when we feel threatened, and stress symptoms such as sweating, stomach cramps, and your mind going blank are completely normal. There are strategies we can use to help us learn when the fight or flight response tries to take over. One of these strategies is called Square Breathing and it helps to break down the adrenaline that is flooding the bloodstream and preventing learning from occurring. To practice Square Breathing, you breathe in for the count of 4, then hold it for the count of 4. Breathe out for the count of 4, and hold it for the count of 4. Repeat 4 times. What other things can you do to manage stress? Share those strategies with your child and when you notice they are in a stress state, coach them to use those strategies!

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Sweetheart Dance

PTA hosts a Valentine's Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 7th from 6:30pm-8:30pm for WBA scholars and parents. More info will come soon!
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Angel Account

Did you know you can donate money to a campus cafeteria Angel Account? Donations to this account help pay for standard meals when a student reaches the district charge limit. Cash or check donations can be sent to the cafeteria in an envelope marked Angel Account. Credit card donation can be made online at www. MySchoolBulcks.com using the Café Angel Account Donation button.

Volunteer/Chaperone Requirements

If you foresee that you will do any volunteering on campus or attend a field trip as a chaperone, you must complete a background check. This is a requirement in MISD. A background check must be completed EVERY YEAR. A completed check will apply to all MISD schools, but it is very helpful if you choose Willie Brown Academy when you apply. If you have not completed a background check for this school year (beginning July 1), you will not be able to volunteer or attend a field trip. https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/campus-volunteers

Join REMIND

Please join the Willie Brown campus REMIND group! This is a fast and easy way for Principal Eastlick to get a message out to parents when needed. Your phone number stays confidential!
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