Park Village Weekly Newsletter
Sunday, December 5, 2021
12/13-12/17 -- Red Ribbon Week
12/13 -- Wear Your Favorite Sport's Team Shirt
12/15 -- Wear Crazy Socks, Crazy Hair, Crazy Mask
12/17 -- Wear PJs to School
12/17 -- Minimum Day -- ALL Grades out at 12:30pm
12/20-1/3 -- Winter Recess
Red Ribbon Week by Ellie Lang
December Counselor's Corner
Building Family Traditions
This time of the year we are all gearing up for the holiday season! In today’s busy world, the need for family traditions is greater than ever. As a child we always had spaghetti and meat balls for Christmas at a family dinner with grandparents. That was one of our traditions and it made the day special. We received a toy and some clothing from our parents. Something fun and something practical. I value the memories.
Today we live in a time when the media tells us that material things make us happy. I’m asking you to rethink this. (And I’m guilty of buying my grandkids way too much.)
The truth is that truly happy people learn early in life how to be content whatever the circumstances. They focus on finding joy and contentment in healthy relationships. It may be that it is even more glaring post COVID.
As early in life as possible, start teaching your children that happiness comes from loving relationships and being there for others, rather than from possessing things.
The benefits of family traditions:
It will help the child/children build his/her/their own stories and memories
It provides a structure and security at an unpredictable time
It can provide an important ethnic or spiritual identity
Some other ideas:
Decorate gingerbread houses or bake cookies together
Read stories that reflect your family’s values
With input from your kids, create a family night
Be creative! You can create memoires that your children will cherish and pass to their own families when they are grown
I still keep the family tradition of a spaghetti dinner for my children and grandchildren.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Jackie Cardinale, School Counselor
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is currently overflowing with jackets, sweaters, water bottles and cloth masks.
I will try my best to have the cart out every Friday after school until we go on winter break. I'm also going through each item that has a name on it and bringing them to each student.
If you believe that you have an item at Lost and Found but cannot come to claim it, please let me know via email, firstname.lastname@example.org and we can figure something out together.
Any items that are not claimed by Winter Break will be cleared from the rack and donated.