Fontana Student Services Newsletter


New Family Wellness Wednesday Platform COMING SOON...

We are stilling waiting to receive Youtube's approval for our Youtube Live. So, for now, tomorrow's session (4/21/21) will be held via Zoom. See link below:

Topic: Wellness Wednesdays Q&A Parent Forum
Time: Apr 21, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Energy Assistance

Need rent or utilities assistance? Contact or call 262-427-8505

Area Therapy and Counseling

Please contact Nikki Christensen ( or 262-275-6881 ext. 219) if you are interested in learning more about area therapy and counseling resources.

Social-Emotional Learning Activity!

See the attached document below for a fun social-emotional activity you can do with your child.

Community Events!

The Elkhorn Resilience Coalition has a community event once a month. These events are open to everyone in the community. See flyers below.

Support Group for Adults

To register for a family grief support group call/text 262-751-0874. Parents and Guardians learn together and move through their grief as an adult group. Experienced facilitators lead these sessions.

This group meets Monday evenings from 6-7 PM via ZOOM rotating between children and adult sessions.

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Parenting Resources

The Parenting Network: More free workshops and discussion groups for parents including Dealing with Disobedience, Taming Temper Tantrums, Behavior at School, Self-Esteem, and Bullying. More information here:

Parents United: Free workshops for parents and professionals, which can now be attended virtually! Workshop topics include: Supporting students with ADHD, Resiliency, Mindfulness, and from ACES to Assets. More information here:

What's For Lunch?

You can contact Nikki Christensen if you are interested in receiving two weekend lunches for each child in your household. Each child's lunch consists of sandwich or soup, and fruit. All families are invited to participate and the cost of this program is NOTHING! This program is generously sponsored by friends of Fontana School.

Free Cool, Calm and Capable work box delivered for 4th-7th grade boys and girls

The GALS Institute is offering a self-directed interactive hands on free 6-week workshop delivered to your door. This workshop will help boys and girls entering 4th-7th grades, build resiliency, self-esteem, and learn healthy coping strategies.

To register CLICK HERE

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Virtual Learning Strategies!

  • For in-person instruction, students are allowed movement breaks through activities such as recess and PE. This is just as important for virtual instruction. Encourage your child to participate in physical activities and allow your child to have frequent breaks. Older students can handle longer periods of screen time than younger students.
  • Try to create structure and follow a schedule as much as possible.
  • Acknowledge and encourage! “When a student excels at a task, parents should serve as a positive affirmation coach and encourage their child to continue what they’re doing. This behavior will create a supportive learning environment that motivates the student and can lead to future success in their studies” (Hatten, 2020). Rewards are also encouraged. Rewards could be anything from praise to your child’s favorite dessert treat.
  • If possible, have a designated work space that your child will work best in and limit distractions when your child is completing work.
  • As a parent, give YOURSELF a break. Rather than worrying about whether or not you are providing your child with the educational growth they need, focus on your child’s basic life skills and emotional health. From Melissa Cousino a pediatric psychologist at Michigan Medicine Psychology Clinic, “Help them start a gratitude journal or bake apple goods this fall and deliver them to a family or neighbors, for example” (Cousino, 2020).
  • Don’t be afraid to ask if you feel your child needs extra support!!!