RusSELl Family Newsletter
SEL at The Russell
The Russell community's commitment to SEL is supported by community partners, grants, and curriculum. Learn more on our web page.
Practicing SEL at Home
Month of Gratitude
Each grade will plan an activity showcasing who and what they are thankful for. We will share a video of everyone's work right before Thanksgiving break.
Try this Gratitude Scavenger Hunt with your family and take a picture of each item.
We would love to see what ends up on your list!
Email gratitude lists to Ms. Melfa: Jmelfa@bostonpublicschools.org
Breath of the Month
Remote learning is challenge for everyone. Regrouping with your child at the end of the day to share success and challenges can make this unusual time feel a little more doable. This article 3 Words That Reframe, "How Was Your Day?" shares a wonderful conversation model to have with your family at the end of each school day.
Book of the Month
SEL in Action
Playworks got up and running at the Russell School in October with virtual class game time for each homeroom! Students have had a lot fun playing games like Land, Sea, Air and Up, Down, Stop, Go. These games are also great for students to practice their listening skills. You can play with Coach Jonah here! The Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program also started at the end of October for 4th and 5th grade students. The Junior Coaches are excited to start leading games being leaders for their peers!
Contact Jonah Williams at email@example.com if you have any questions about Playworks.
Interested in getting involved? Contact Kate Moreau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents are invited to all Russell committee meetings. Click on this button for the recurring Zoom link to our SEL/PBIS meetings which happen every other Tuesday from 7:15-8am.