Counseling Newsletter

Information and activity resources for parents.

April 13th

Information for Parents

Hi everyone,

The mental health department put together some important information for parents and fun activities you can try with your child while we are out on break.

Autism Awareness Month Activities

To the Moon!

Tape it Down Obstacle Course

Magical Slime

Magical Slime

Did you know that slime can be a huge stress reliever? Studies have shown a change in brain chemistry while engaging in this activity. Slime away!!!

Mindfulness:

Make Your Own Yoga Flipbooks for Children

Resources to help students calm down and increase attention skills

Activities to reduce anxiety

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Activities that promote social skills:

Conversation starters:

**If you choose any activity this week, this is the one to try**

CLick the Key Jar below!

Julia Cook will be streaming her books live via the schedule below! All of these books are great for social skill building!

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Art Activities

Art is a great way to reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. Here are some great ideas to try with your family!

Handprint Memory Keepsake

Use the same cup for measures: 1 large cup of plain flour, 1 large cup of salt and 1 large cup of water. Just add the water gradually. It starts off stick then becomes firmer as you mix it like playdough. If it stays sticky just add a bit more flour.
Then once you have made your hand prints cook in the oven. Depending on oven I did 180° for 20mins (just keep an eye on it) or you can leave out to dry hard over a couple of days. Then paint which ever colour you fancy.
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Service Learning Time!

*Clean out your old clothes, donate them to your favorite charity.


*Make cards for essential workers!


*Complete the Autism Awareness Activities and hang them in your window!

What to do if I need assistance during the break...

The mental health department knows this is a stressful time for everyone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any member of our department if you need assistance.


Stewart:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Gina Tornincaso- School Pyschologist

Monica Saavedra-School Pyschologist


Stratford:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Danielle Warnke-School Pyschologist

Melina Mendelson- School Pyschologist

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