2021-2022 School Year
Welcome back VES Students!
Although there may be changes we will need to adjust to through the year, we are very much looking forward to a new school year with the kids. We are very thankful to have more of the 'normal' things added back to our school day:
Being able to take tours of the building as a class
Attending specials EVERY DAY!
Having full classes of students together
Returning to our normal school day times
Playing in larger cohorts outside for recess
Eating lunch in the cafeteria or large gym
Check out these guides which provide helpful information about social and emotional development for elementary age students.
Guide for parents of 5-10 year olds here
Guide for parents of 10-12 year olds here
It's also important to remember that it takes time to adjust to the new routines of school, and often kids (and adults) can be tired or irritable by the end of the day or week. If your child is struggling with the adjustment, PLEASE reach out to the teacher or one of us- we want your child to be successful and feel good about school. Don't forget to make some stress relief practices a regular part of the day- check out this site or this one for excellent resources!
Kendall Hardy- School Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Huntsman- School Counselor email@example.com
Jaime Tingley- School Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org
Some helpful reminders
Advice from Todd Parr
Some of these are sure to make you laugh
Tips for making mornings successful
Some fun ideas of how to say goodbye to ease separation from home.
Reminders about taking care of ourselves
Self care is always important regardless of age.