September 26, 2022
Happy Fall Ya'll!
A Note from the AP
It is hard to believe that we are almost done with the first quarter of our school year. Time does fly when you're having fun. Football, volleyball, and cross-country seasons are done and I want to thank the students, coaches, and parents who made the season possible. Our students competed like champions and I am so very proud of them. Now we move on to basketball season and I know everyone will give it their best effort. Please encourage your child to play sports - this is a fantastic way to practice teambuilding and responsibility. I can't wait to see our students in action.
Nine weeks testing is almost complete and we will use that data to identify areas of focus for instruction. Students are engaged and doing well in their studies but we are working towards mastery for all students. Please set high academic expectations for students and make sure to check in with them on grades and how they are feeling about their learning. Let us know how we can help.
This week students will be receiving an invitation to our fall intersession which will be held the week of October 3-6. Attendance is highly recommended, please make sure your child is here every day.
One of our priorities this year is to increase parental outreach and involvement. I would like your input, please use the link below to answer a few questions. The survey is in English and Spanish and you may remain anonymous unless you choose to share your contact information at the end of the survey. Thank you for your help - we would love to see you here at all of our events.
Comic Book Manga Club
Aside from after school academic intervention, TJHS is also beginning to add clubs to student options. I am very excited to see what projects our students in the Comic Book/Manga Club will create. This flyer is just a sample of the things to come.
SEL Focus -Conflict Resolution
Key points (raisingchildren.net.au)
- Conflict with pre-teens and teenagers is natural. The key thing is to manage it constructively.
- Constructive conflict management involves staying calm, listening, focusing on the issue and negotiating if possible.
- Conflict can bring up strong emotions. Teenagers might need your help to calm down.
Conflict management: why it’s important when you’re raising teenagers
Some conflict with pre-teens and teenagers is natural and healthy.
Conflict happens because your child is becoming an independent and responsible young person with their own perspective and preferences. You can expect to disagree about things like what your child wears, what they do with their time, or whether they follow your cultural traditions.
But too much conflict isn’t a good thing, so conflict management is important.
Managing conflict with your child has many benefits. It can:
- help to reduce family stress levels
- make your relationship with your child stronger
- give you both the chance to explore and develop respect for each other’s perspectives
- help your child learn and practice important life skills like negotiation and compromise.
It’s worth picking your battles. If you can be flexible about little issues, you might be able to avoid some conflict.