October 14, 2016
Dates to Remember
October 31st - Halloween
November 2nd - Picture Re-takes
November 4th - Family Fun Night
November 8th - No School for Students
November 12th - 2:00 and 7:00 - GVHS Gym - Harlem Wizards Games
Reading Tip for Parents and Kids
Activities and Events
The Garnet Valley School District will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fundraiser featuring the Harlem Wizards. Due to the overwhelming success last year, there will be two games on Saturday, November 12th in the GVHS gymnasium. Game times are 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. All proceeds from this event will go towards the GVSD Libraries, Labs, and Makerspaces.
Purchase tickets online at http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/
Parenting Your Anxious Child or Teen to Be Less Worried, Happier and Calmer
Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein, back by popular demand, will lead a workshop for parents and caregivers of children and teens who suffer from anxiety, fears, nervousness, worry and shyness. Anxiety disorders can cause children to feel trapped in worries and avoid going places and participating in activities. These children are at a higher risk of performing poorly in school, missing out on important social experiences and engaging in substance abuse. However, those who get support and treatment can learn to manage their symptoms and live happier, more productive lives.
Dr. Bernstein will present parenting strategies from his upcoming book, Mindfulness for Teen Worry: Quick and Easy Strategies to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry and Stress (early fall 2017).
You will learn tips to help your child gain the skills needed to immediately stop worries from growing and taking over his or her life, including how to manage the four most common “worry struggles”:
- School pressure
- Coping with friendship and relationship problems
- Improving body image
- Handling family conflicts
Click link below for more information: https://goo.gl/NfJn6y
From the Office
Parking and Pick-Up/Drop-Off Procedures
Student safety is always our number one priority here at Concord. Please help us keep our parking lots safe by driving cautiously and not using a cell phone while driving. Thanks for your help!
The parking circle in the front of the school is used for buses to pick up and drop off students. Buses will be in the front circle at the following times:
- Morning - 8:30-8:50
- Mid-day - 11:20-11:40, 12:20-12:40
- Afternoon - 3:00-3:20
Click here to review the student pick-up/drop-off procedures.
Insight - Substitute Teacher Program
Garnet Valley CTC
CTC Quick Tip
Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #6
Did you know? The Delaware County PAYS Summit will be held at the Drexel Brook Conference Center on Monday, 10/17/16 with registration beginning at 8am.
- Dr. Kerry King will speak about the risks and protective factors impacting Delaware County’s youth from a teenage brain perspective.
- Garnet Valley School District has been chosen to receive an award for our work with PAYS and CTC.
- Garnet Valley high school students will be participating in panels, which address school and community issues and mental health concerns.
They will share the activities they are doing to make our school welcoming and affirming for all students.
Call to action… Attend the PAYS Summit on Monday, 10/17/16 or listen to the Podcast which will be posted on the GV CTC website. More information below. http://www.delcohsa.org/currentevents/PAYS_registration_flyer.pdf
Home and School Association
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Like Concord Elementary Home & School Association on Facebook to learn about all the upcoming fun events!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their boxtop sheets for our current Drive. The class competition is VERY close. If you haven't had a chance to submit, there is still time!!! Please return your Box Top for Education sheets to your homeroom teachers by October 21st.
If you are interested in bonus opportunities to earn more for Concord, please consider checking out the new BOXTOP for Education Bonus App for your smartphone. Check out our Facebook Page for more details.
Yankee Candle Sale
Get your favorite fall and winter scent and support Concord Elementary School!! Sale starts Sept 30 and ends October 14. Purchase through catalog or online using code 99190630. Pick up will be at CES on stage during conferences. No items can be sent home with children. Questions? Contact Carrie Douglas CarrieRN2002@yahoo.com
Family Fun Night
Bring the kids for some bingo fun!!
NEW DATE : NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Flyer will be coming home soon with more info.