Our House Annoucements

November 1, 2020

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We Belong Here!

Hello Falcons!

This week's edition is includes a message from Ms. Stromberg on National Inspirational Role Model Month, The Mindful Minute on a Comfort Box and the Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Innovation during Ancient Times..

With Kindness,

Ms. Bohn, Mr. Lightner, Ms. Stromberg, and Mr. Tahapary

Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com

OVMS Counseling Canvas 2020-21

Make sure to check out our OVMS Counseling 2020 canvas site at the link Here

You'll need to be a student or observer of your student's canvas site to view the link.

Student Support Services' Corner

Hello Falcons,

The month of November recognizes National Inspirational Role Model Month.

No matter what your age or gender having someone who inspires you to be the best version of yourself is a positive thing.

Your role model may be a friend, a family member, celebrity, or activist. Their character and ability to inspire, guide and teach can carry much more value.

Beginning of the month of November focus on the person who motivates you and thank them for their leadership. We encourage you to get involved in activities or events that your role model is a part of (even if they are no longer living) you can still be inspired by thier history and events.

When you are stepping into their shoes of your role model this can encourage you to grow as a person. Think about what healthy habits do they have or how do they make people feel?

How you can observe:

Use #inspirationalrolemodelmonth to post on social media. Be the best person you can be!

Also, you can be a good role model to others by:

Demonstrate leadership and confidence

Stay positive

Stand out in a crowd

Show people you care

Be open minded

Ms. Stromberg's role model was Princes Diana

~Only do what your heart tells you~

Princess Diana

Princess Diana: How She Became A Rebel Princess

The Mindful Minute-Comfort Box

This is a good way to de-stress as well as a fantastic gift for someone.
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Social Emotional Lesson-Innovation Throughout History!

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Innovation in Ancient times and creating a better world with very little. How can you use innovation to improve the world around you?

To access Thrively please click on the link below


Once prompted, enter your username and password which are the following

Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)

Password: qx1fpv

Once you are in you will be prompted to change your password. If you have logged in before, please use the last password you created. Feel free to look around.

Once you are logged in click on the link below.


This activity should take you less than 30 minutes.

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During COVID-19

Please see the video and article to help keep your child mentally and physically health during this time.

Parent Technology Presentation Week 2

Just in case anybody missed this last week....New to PUSD, Oak Valley or Middle School? Wondering what all these different applications and programs are? Take a few minutes to look the following Power Point. This will give you the basics of the different applications we use and how to check on grades, assignments, and contact teachers.

COVID 19 Resources

Your Oak Valley Counseling Team

Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Counseling Assistant: Belinda Pagaduan bpagaduan@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.

California Warmline: 1-855-845-7415

Text TEEN to 83986

TEEN Support Guide