Eagle Sightings December
Holly Wehner, Principal
Dear Eagle Families,
At school this month our Character trait is respect. So far this year, we have focused on courage, perseverance, and honesty. You may be hearing about these at home, but if not, ask your child how they are working on these. I have been very impressed with the ideas that students have shared with me when I visit classrooms, or chat with them at lunch or recess.
As we talk about respect in school, I am reminded how important it is for us to respect all opinions and perspectives. We can have differing ideas about things, but still show kindness and care for one another as a community. Recently I had a meeting with a family who is new to FHES, and as we discussed all that our school and community has to offer, I felt so proud. This is a place where we strive for all to feel respected, safe, and ready to learn!
Next Thursday, Nov. 9th, I will be hosting an open zoom “lunch” meeting. Please join in to discuss any celebrations, concerns or just to introduce yourself! I enjoy every opportunity to get to know our FHES families!
Have a wonderful December, and I wish you a safe and Happy Holidays!
With appreciation and respect,
Zoom with Mrs. Wehner
Join FHES principal over Zoom for a chat or a listen.
- Thursday December 9th 12:00-1:00
Bring your questions, concerns, gratitude, and thoughts.
Topic: Lunch with Holly Wehner, Principal
Time: Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Counselor Corner December 2021
We have been busy learning a lot of friendship skills in every classroom! We have learned and reviewed Kelso’s Choices - which is a program that teaches kids peace-making skills to use in their interactions with each other. It is proven to increase confidence, reduce tattling, and help prevent bullying! Kids learn to solve their own problems by using Kelso’s Wheel of 9 Choices:
Wait and Cool off
Go to another game
Share and take turns
Talk it out
Make a deal
Tell them to stop
We have also been learning about Bullying Prevention with our Second Step curriculum. We have learned the “3 R’s of Bullying”: 1.Recognize - (bullying is mean on purpose, keeps happening, is one-sided, unfair, and feels unsafe), 2. Report - how to report to a caring adult, and 3. Refuse - how to stand up to bullying in an assertive way (stand tall, look at the person, use strong but respectful words), and about Bystander Power (bystanders are those who witness or know about bullying happening, and they can help report, be kind and include others, and stand up to bullying when it feels safe to do so).
This week we are starting our Emotion Management unit of the Second Step program, where your child will learn what happens in your body and brain when you have strong emotions, and how to manage them. The first strategies we will learn are belly breathing and using helpful self-talk.