The Viking View - Families
From the desk of Principal Williams
I would like to take a moment to thank all of our teachers publically here. Our classroom teachers, or classified staff and our families at home. We are a team and together we can make it through these times. I am so proud of each one of you and your ability to persevere through this school year. Below are pictures of some of our classroom teachers. They are navigating numerous pieces of technology, programs and lesson plans to be there for your students every day. Today I was able to hear conversations and lessons with your students and the connections they had and were making with their fellow classmates and teachers were heartwarming. Steele Lane is a special place.
With much gratitude,
Scholars of the Week
James Whitson,Aliyah Cortes
Hailey Seavers, Lizeth Martinez,Ariadne Garcia Baillon Jake Saman,Christopher Baeza Diez, Mariana Rodriquez Vasquez, Emily Castro,Eva Enriquez-Medina,Kevin Hernandez Janessa Corona,Savanna Pintor, Azulime Mendez Crespo,Miguel Martinez, Sophia Marcelo,Amador Pacheco
Anayeli Carmona Brito, Kaaren Shakya,Janelle Rizo,Ivan Salas, Jesus Gomez,Froilan Olvera Cordova,Isaiah Moreno-Santoya,Valerie Mendoza,Montserrat Gomez (4th - Dean), Hector (Anthony) Crespo (Klosevitz)
Dance Assembly this Friday!
Dear Steele Lane Families,
This week we’ll focus on another Tool, the Empathy Tool. Empathy is one of the most important Tools for Life. It is defined as “a capacity for participation in another’s feelings or ideas.” To empathize with another is to experience something about what they are feeling. Empathy is the root of understanding, kindness, and forgiveness. Caring and compassion are other words that describe Empathy.
Connecting to the feelings of characters in books and stories is a common way to teach about Empathy. When you read to your child or your child reads to you or tells you a story, ask, “Have you ever felt that way?” or “I know just how that character feels” or “How do you think this character feels right now?” When children remind you to use your Empathy Tool, they are asking to have their feelings acknowledged
Here are some suggestions:
· Read to your child or have you child read to you, and ask questions about feelings as mentioned above.
· Talk with your child about seeing things from someone else’s perspective.
· During conflicts, listen without judgment when your child talks about how they are feeling. Name their feelings is the first step to helping children figure out why they are having those feelings, and then do some problem-solving.
· Share your feelings that way your child understands how you are feeling. This gives your child a visual, yet you are also being honest and allowing your child to recognize feelings. This can allow children to share their feelings with you as well or even to name certain feelings too.
Empathy is caring for yourself and caring for others. By practicing Empathy at home, you strengthen your family and you help us create a happier, healthier school community together. Thank You.
Elementary School Counselor, MS, PPS
We need students enrolling at Steele Lane!
Materials to pick-up
When you are on campus
As we welcome families/students to campus for our various material distribution, we'd like to remind you of a few health and safety protocols.
1. Please stay home if you or your student:
- exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.)
- tested positive for COVID-19, and are within the 10-day isolation period
- have had close contact (longer than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
- live or cohabitate with a person who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
- traveled outside of the state (specifically to high-risk areas) within the past 14 days
2. While on campus, please respect social distancing of 6 feet and wear a mask at all times. We recommend sanitizing your hands prior to and after the event.