The Bluejay

April 2020

When life gives you lemons........

I never did like the taste of lemons, but here we are in a really sour situation. So, lemonade I will make! I hope all of you are doing well, staying safe and healthy. Try to focus on the positive things happening around you. They are there. In times like this, sometimes we just have to look a little harder.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your student's teacher. We are "here" for you.

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Online Book Fair

The Scholastic online book fair will start April 2 and run through April 15th. Our school will earn 25% on all purchases. All orders will ship directly to the shipping address the person provides, so family members and grandparents could order books and ship them directly to the kids.

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Leader In Me

As many of you already know, this year we began our journey in the Leader In Me. Staff have had ongoing Leader In Me training throughout the year, and we are always working towards the 7 Habits and using them in our daily lives.

The following video, Be Where You Are, is a great reminder during these unprecedented times. Life is not normal right now, and we are all struggling to find our new normal. We have all been forced to slow down, and that might not be a bad thing in the end. Lemons=lemonade.

Leader in Me Video

Be Where You Are

A note from Parents As Teacher

Sometimes, as adults, we don't realize kids have lots of worries they simply don't know how to deal with or talk about. Typically, we see those worries come out as behaviors. Often, because parents see child stressors as "little" things, we don't give them much credence. Never discount your child's worries or anxieties. If you say something like "That's nothing to worry about" you're child their feelings don't matter. Below are some great ideas of what to say to help your child express their anxious feelings.

1. I'm here with you. You're safe.

2. Do you want to do some dancing or running to get rid of the worried energy?

3. Tell me about it.

4. What would you like to say to your worry? What might your worry say back? Then what?

5. Let's draw it.

6. What does it feel like in you body? How big is it?

7. Match your breaths to mine.

8. Let's think up some endings for what could happen.

9. What's something we could do to help you feel better?

10. Want to sit next to me or on my lap to talk about it.

Never underestimate your presence and willingness to listen!

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