Our House Annoucements

November 8, 2020

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We Belong Here!

Hello Falcons!


This week's edition is includes a message from Ms. Stromberg on the Science of Gratitude, The Mindful Minute on Kindness, the Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Sparking Your Interest, and information about upcoming Parent Classes


With Kindness,

Ms. Bohn, Mr. Lightner, Ms. Stromberg, and Mr. Tahapary


Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com

OVMS Counseling Canvas 2020-21

Make sure to check out our OVMS Counseling 2020 canvas site at the link Here

You'll need to be a student or observer of your student's canvas site to view the link.

Student Support Services' Corner

Hello Falcons,


Please take a moment to look at this Google Slide Presentation on Gratitude.



Stay positive

Stand out in a crowd

Show people you care

Be open minded

Ms. Stromberg's role model was Princes Diana

~Only do what your heart tells you~

Princess Diana

The Mindful Minute Be Kind -STOP Thoughts

This is a good way to de-stress as well as a fantastic gift for someone.
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Social Emotional Lesson-Spark Your Interest!

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about keeping an open mind and finding your interest. There are sparks through out the world that can help you. Take a few minutes to check this out.


To access Thrively please click on the link below


https://www.thrively.com/login/school/46048


Once prompted, enter your username and password which are the following


Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)

Password: qx1fpv


Once you are in you will be prompted to change your password. If you have logged in before, please use the last password you created. Feel free to look around.


Once you are logged in click on the link below.


https://www.thrively.com/lesson/detail/spark-your-interest?sharer=1644834


This activity should take you less than 30 minutes.

Free Parent Education Classes!

These classes are through North County Lifeline for FREE Parent Education workshops offered in English and Spanish. The parenting classes are an 8 week course via virtual setting at this time. Parents that are interested need to call them directly for more specific information and the start dates for the new series. The representative informed me that the parent would need to participate since the beginning/first session as they cannot come in when the classes have already started. The next series is expected to start in January 2021.Please see the flyers attached below

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During COVID-19

Please see the video and article to help keep your child mentally and physically health during this time.

Parent Technology Presentation Week 2

Just in case anybody missed this last week....New to PUSD, Oak Valley or Middle School? Wondering what all these different applications and programs are? Take a few minutes to look the following Power Point. This will give you the basics of the different applications we use and how to check on grades, assignments, and contact teachers.

COVID 19 Resources

Your Oak Valley Counseling Team




Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Counseling Assistant: Belinda Pagaduan bpagaduan@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.

California Warmline: 1-855-845-7415

Text TEEN to 83986

TEEN Support Guide