Anthem School Updates
October 30, 2019
Friday, November 1 is early release - 2:00 dismissal
Important DVUSD Election
Mail ballot by Oct. 30
Drop at District office by Nov. 5
Friday Early Release
Quarter 1 Teachers of the Month
Quarter 1 Staff of the Month
- Nanette McClelland Miller, State Farm Insurance - Teacher of the Month Sponsor
- Terry Blair, Edward Jones, Financial Planner - Staff of the Month Sponsor
Welcome to quarter two of All Things E.Q. In quarter two, we want to help students become aware of the messages they tell themselves. Being aware of what we tell ourselves and knowing when our messages are helpful or not is probably one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.
Which is why our motto this week is:
I pay attention to what I tell myself.
How can we help our children reflect on their thinking and choose thoughts that can help them have a better experience?
First, notice when they make definitive statements. Such as, “Chores take forever and are a waste of my time.” Often we think in absolutes that don’t allow for the possibility of a better experience. When you notice your child doing this, consider helping them re-frame their thinking to something more helpful. For example, “Chores are not my favorite thing to do, but everyone in our family helps out.”
Second, use the power of maybe. When we have an unpleasant thought, apply “maybe” to it. For example, “Chores take forever” can become “Maybe chores will take forever, but maybe they won’t.” By adding ‘maybe’ to an unhelpful thought, we make room in our thinking for a better experience to happen.
A fifth grade, E.Q. Ambassador, once shared her feelings about doing the dishes, "Dirty dishes are disgusting." After asking herself, "Does this thought help me?" she realized her self-talk was only making her chore worse. She changed her thought to, "Doing the dishes helps my mom." Sure, she still thinks dirty dishes are disgusting, but now her focus is on how she is helping her mom rather than on the dirty dishes. She doesn’t dislike her chore as much as she used to, and she feels a sense of pride for helping her mom: small change, big difference.
“It's the so-called small habits that matter the most.
How you talk to yourself. The books you choose to read.
Who you share your energy with. Who you allow to have access to you. These are the habits that ultimately shape your life.”
― Clyde Lee Dennis
Small changes in our thinking can have large, positive impacts on our life, and it all begins by paying attention to the messages we tell ourselves.
Have a great week,
All Things E.Q. -The Discovery of You!
11/1 Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week
11/1 Early Release - 2:00
11/8 Early Release - 2:00
11/9 Veterans Day parade
11/11 No School - Veterans Day
11/12 PTSA Spirit night at In-N-Out 4:00-8:00
11/18 - 11/22 Anthem Book Fair
11/19 7/8 Band assessment @ Boulder Creek
11/22 Early Release - 2:00
11/22 School-wide STEAM Day
11/25 & 11/26 Field Days
11/27 - 11/29 No School - Thanksgiving Break
Save the date! Winter Concerts
- K-8 Choir concert - December 11
- 5-8 Band concert - December 12
Here are links to essential documents: