January 8, 2021
January 15 - Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL
January 18 - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL
January 21 - Kindergarten Orientation for 2021/2022 @ 6:00pm
January 29 - Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day!
February 15-19 - President's Week - NO SCHOOL
Kindergarten Online Registration begins February 1, 2021. Union School District has online registration. The link for online registration will be posted on the district and school websites. If you do not have computer access, please contact our office. Please try and attend our Kinder Orientation meeting on Jan. 21 from 6:00-7:00pm. This will be a virtual orientation and Zoom information will be posted on our website as we get closer to the date. To be eligible for Kindergarten in the fall, a child’s 5th birthday must be on or before September 1, 2021. If a child’s 5th birthday is between September 2 and December 2, 2021, s/he is eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten during the 2021-22 school year. More information regarding registration can be found on the district website (www. unionsd.org) under “Parents."
Tips & Resources for Helping Children Through These Times
Children will process events in different ways. Here are a few tips and strategies for talking to children about current events.
The images on the news can be particularly frightening for our young students. I would recommend turning the television off or if you do have the news on, watching with your children and engaging in thoughtful discussions about what you have seen.
Let your child take the lead, and answer their questions truthfully, but without over-informing.
Remember that children will follow your lead. Try to model concern and agency: the idea that we can make a difference in our world, even when things feel overwhelming.
How to Talk to Your Children When Bad Things Happen
CDC - Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
Common Sense Media - How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
NASP - Talking to Children About Violence
Office Hours Next Week
Topic: Updates on Reopening (if we have any) and open discussion.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 837 0370 2089
Express Pick Up at San Jose Public Library
San Jose Library Express Pickup is an outdoor service for picking up hold requests that available Monday – Saturday from 1 – 6 PM at select library locations.
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Free Live Parenting Session from Love and Logic
From the Founders of Love and Logic...
If you’re a parent trying to manage your kids at home during this pandemic...
Or trying to strike a balance between your own job and your life while providing the increased support your kids need during these stressful times...
I thought you might want to know that my dad Jim and I, along with our friends Daniel and Tana Amen from the Amen Clinics are hosting a free special live event to help you do just that.
Register here today
It’s called “Parenting During Uncertain Times” and it’s happening LIVE Tuesday, January 12th.
We’ll provide solutions to current challenges facing families including:
• Parenting in the age of Covid
• Helping kids with anxiety, depression, worry and stress
• Helping kids stay motivated in virtual school
• Dealing with challenging behaviors
• Long-term effective parenting strategies
• Caring for your own mental health...
Click here to register for FREE
This event goes live at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST.
School-Wide Spirit Days
Spirit Dates and Themes:
1/29: Crazy Hair Day
2/26: Sport Your Favorite Sporting Team Day
3/19: Decade Day
4/23: We're Outta This World Day (Think Outer Space!)
Spirit Day photos will be featured in our newsletter and on our website!
Find out what your child will be learning at each grade level.