BRIDGE VALLEY'S NEWSLETTER
November 30, 2015
Reflections from our Postive Parent Speaker Series
Many Bridge Valley staff members and parents were able to attend Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard's presentation, From Science to Parenting: Evidence-Based Strategies to Help Tame Your Child's Anxiety. For anyone who was unable to attend, listed below are some of her key points in helping parents support their child and reduce his/her anxiety. Click HERE for more information on our next presentation conducted by Dr. Jason Komasz, Growing Healthy Together: Tips to Live Healthier as a Family scheduled for February 18th.
Here are some suggested steps that parents can do to help children cope with stress:
1) Do not provide excessive reassurance.
2) Pick a guaranteed 5-minute time the child can voice worries. (IE before dinner)
3) Reinforce all brave behaviors with labeled praise: "You're a rock star because..."
4) Avoid paying a lot of attention to anxiety or failures.
5) Keep goodbyes short & sweet.
Kindergarteners collected donations for A Woman's Place
Dear Bridge Valley Families:
During the Holiday Season the staff and students of Bridge Valley will be continuing our Holiday Giving Tree tradition, which benefit families of Bridge Valley. The trees will be decorated with tags. Each tag will have a person’s age, gender and gift suggestion. If your family would like to help a child or parent in need, please give your child permission to take a tag.
Consent forms will be sent home December 3rd in the Thursday folder.
The gifts must be wrapped with the tag securely attached to the gift and placed under the giving tree. This tag identifies the person who receives the gift!
In addition, each homeroom will collect food and or non-perishable household items that will also be distributed to the families along with the gifts. Many Bridge Valley families are assisted in this effort.
Tentative dates to remember:
- December 3rd: Parent consent forms sent home in Thursday folder.
- December 4th: Giving tree tags available and food items assigned to students.
- December 18th: Deadline for food, household items, and gifts to be returned to school.
- December 22nd: Gifts and food to be distributed to families.
The Holiday Boutique
Our holiday team is fast at work preparing for the children to enjoy one of BVE's holiday traditions at the Holiday Boutique this week, beginning November 30th.
Please help make this event a SWEET success by volunteering your time.
Please click HERE to join BVE's holiday spirit.
Please click HERE to view the BVE class shopping schedule.
Our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast!
Budzynski Ballet Theater, a semi-professional and not for profit dance company, has partnered with our school to make tickets available to see The Nutcracker Ballet while supporting our Home and School Association. For every ticket purchased, there will be a $5 donation to the HSA. (No additional offers may apply.)
Please enter your school’s full name into the comment section (not the discount code) when ordering tickets. Visit www.budzynskiballet.org for tickets.
Four shows are at Central Bucks South High School, 1100 Folly Rd, Warrington, PA 18976 on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, and Sunday, Dec. 13th at 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show.
Budzynski Ballet Theater
This youth recognition award was created to recognize students in the Central Bucks School District for living by one of the 40 Assets, designated monthly. The 40 Developmental Assets are positive experiences, behaviors, and personal qualities that all youth need to possess, in order to be responsible, caring, and strong in the face of peer pressures and other life challenges. Each year, over 1,000 elementary, middle, and high school students are nominated and recognized for their assets.
December: #22 SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. Young person is actively engaged in educational activities inside and/or outside of school. They take learning a step further and by their actions and enthusiasm serve as a role model to others. If you’d like to nominate a student, please complete a nomination form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Dec. 21st.