4/3/2020 Medical Lake Update

~MLSD is committed to keep us together and our bonds strong~

Message from the Superintendent of the Medical Lake School District

Dear Families,


This is just a simple message to wish you well with hopes of having a nice family break from the chaos created by COVID-19. I know it has been a difficult time for many families with making adjustments to all the rapid changes coming at you. Take care next week and if you can have a wonderful staycation during Spring Vacation from Monday, April 6th to Friday, April 10th.


Teaching and Learning

We at MLSD want all of our families to know that we experience many of the same struggles and stressors that you do as we navigate this school from home experience. We are here to support you and your children throughout this process. Here is a glimpse of school from home at our house and some other tips that hopefully help. Thank you for all you are doing. We appreciate your partnership.


Kim Headrick

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

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School from Home

Breakfast/Lunch Program will continue through spring break

Our Breakfast/Lunch program will continue on the same schedule and delivery sites throughout Spring Break. Please go here for locations and times: MLSD Meals

Wellness

As our "normal" Spring Break plan and activities have been modified this year, we wanted to offer you some fun and engaging resources to help your and your family decompress, connect and enjoy break. If you get a chance to use any of of the resources, we'd love your feedback at sgreenhall@mlsd.org


Funny Stuff:

"Best Churdren's Books Erver!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq4FysCLL-0


Connecting:

EQ in Your PJ's series of Navigating Relationships:

Part 1: Understanding Group Dynamics

Part 2: Making Relationship Deposits

Part 3: Building a Family Social Contract

Part 4: Solving Problems and Boosting Relationships

Part 5: Using Your Resiliency Skills


Decompressing:

EQ in Your PJ's series on Managing Stress:

Part 1: Stress – Cause and Effects

Part 2: Perception of Stress

Part 3: Stress Management Strategies

Part 4: Awareness and Application

Bonus: Mindful Mountain Moment


You might also take a Virtual Field Trip (attached)

And, if you're looking for any parenting tips in the midst of all of the changes, try https://education.uw.edu/news/professor-launches-livestream-series-parenting-through-covid-19 This is a series, so if you like what you see, check back for new videos.


Take care of yourself and your family. Please practice social distancing, wash your hands and together we will get through this tough time.


Thank you on behalf of the entire Medical Lake Wellness Team

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As always, we wish you and your family good health!


Mr. Ames

Superintendent

Medical Lake School District

Every Student Every Day