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March 1st, 2021

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Hello Falcons!


This week's edition is includes a message from Student Support Services on Sterotypes, The Mindful Minute on 5 Mindful Exercises for Kids, and the Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Leadership.


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 Service's Corner-Stereotypes

Stereotyping and Labeling Others

Teens often sometimes give each other one-word labels such as " geek" or loner for example and sometimes start making assumptions about their peers.

We can look beyond labels and assumptions to see who people really are if we take the time to get to know each other.

Labels often incorrectly assume things about people and puts limits on them.

Example - What if the "loner" was a new student trying to make friends?

Watch this Ted talk with 8th grade student talking about "We are more than our labels" and what if we re-imagined how, we see each other and ourselves?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBXB7Fwreeg

NO LABELS | Martha Fishburne | TEDxMarin

We are more than our labels. What if we re-imagined how we see each other and ourselves? 8th Grade Student, Ross, Ca This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Challenge yourself to make a new friend with someone you would have never thought to be friends with. Commit to being a friend to someone different from yourselves and your group and stand up for someone who is being treated unfairly because of thier ethnicity, gender, religion etc...

Quote ~

"Kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of their weakness"

NO LABELS | Martha Fishburne | TEDxMarin

The Mindful Minute: 5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

5 Mindfulness Exercises for Kids 🌟😊 | Cosmic Kids

Social Emotional Lesson-23 Strengths: Leadership

This week's Social Emotional Learning deals with the qualities of being a Leader. What are the characteristics that made a Good and Effective Leader.


To access Thrively please click on the link below


https://www.thrively.com/login/school/46048


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.


https://www.thrively.com/dashboard/child/1644834/lesson/1418



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