Farnham Elementary School
December 19, 2019
The Farnham FLASH With Falcon Pride
15711 Woodard Road
San Jose, CA 95124
Principal: Mrs. Amy O'Hehir
Main Office: 408-377-3321 Fax: 408-377-7237
24 Hour Attendance Line: 408-377-3321 Ext. 4102
Dear Farnham Families,
December is here and with that, brings much excitement and activity! Please take a moment (or two) to give your child(ren) your focused attention.
As parents, so much of our time with children is taken up with teaching, explaining, correcting, telling, getting homework done, etc. Parents are busy with chores and doing things for several children. We’re preoccupied, answers are perfunctory. There's very little time for real quality attention.
But when we do have the time, there's nothing as satisfying for children as having our focused attention. Make them our sole priority.
A strong connection means that all we are doing is being present with them, not doing anything else. We have eye contact, we’re seeking to understand, "Tell me more," we’re involved, sometimes identifying, "I like that, too!", sometimes Active Listening, "Oh, that must have hurt!" We let them tell us a story or talk about an experience. We ask some questions, "Then what happened?" We don't rush them.
If it seems appropriate, we can tell them what we’re doing. "I can't always listen and give you quality attention, but I'm glad we have some time like this for real connection." As you listen and participate in this way, you give the gift of yourself. You are a model for conversation, how to listen and the kind of attention you'd like from them.
Board Meeting 7pm District Office
Spirit Wear Sales 7:45am
Spirit Day Pajama Day
Dec 23-Jan 3rd
School Resumes 8:05am
Play rehearsal 2-4pm
Yes for Chess 2:05-3:35pm
Cooking Class 1:05-2:30pm
H&SC Meeting 6:30pm
Play rehearsal 2-4pm
Girl Scout Parent Meeting 7pm
Enrollment for Jungle Book Kids closes soon! Scholarships are available, please talk to Mrs. O’Hehir for details.
Rehearsals begin on January 7th. Registration includes a t-shirt. Sign up using the attached form or online at http://farnham-com.3dcartstores.com/Spring-Play-Enrollment-Grades-K-2_p_67.html.
Remember the 20th is also an early release day before the winter break.
TK and Kinders will be released at 12:50pm
1-5th grade will be release at 1:05pm.
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