Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Today, our students continue to experience a wide array of social media, and as parents, the difficulty increases as there are more, and more choices. At Cowan, we have experienced the influence of social media with students trying out the TikTok monthly challenges (restroom vandalism) and students imitating the latest Netflix offering, Squid Game, on the playground. As I talk with students about their choices and whether or not they are safe and respectful, they have had the opportunity to be reflective about those choices and what they might have done differently.
A resource that has been extremely helpful to me, as a parent and an educator, is Common Sense Media https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ They have everything from resources on how/when to introduce tech/media, descriptions/ratings of apps, and book/movie recommendations (all by age range). Having a quick resource to turn to, when your child is asking for a new tech experience, can be extremely helpful as you navigate the waters of social media!
-Wendy Benson, Principal
Red Ribbon/Spirit Week 10/25-10/29
Monday - Team Gear
It takes a team to be drug-free! Wear your favorite team's gear!
Tuesday - Neon Day
Too bright for drugs. Wear anything neon.
Wednesday - Patriotic Day
Voting for my future to be drug-free. Wear red, white, and blue.
Thursday - Crazy Sock Day
Sock it to drugs! Wear super bright, colorful socks.
Friday - Cowan Spirit
Show your character! Wear red/Cowan gear
K & 1st will also have the option of dressing in Halloween costumes.
DONATION DRIVE TO SUPPORT AFGHAN REFUGEES
In an effort to provide support for our local Afghan refugees within our San Juan community that are impacted by the current Afghanistan crisis, our district is collecting donations of clothing, hygienic products, bedding, towels, and new or gently-used strollers, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, and monetary donations to help with emergency relief.
If you would like to join our effort, you can donate items at our District Office (3738 Walnut Avenue) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also make a tax-deductible donation online atwww.sanjuan.edu/afghanrefugeedonation.
Items requested include:
Clothing (infant, youth, adult)
Shoes, socks and undergarments
Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, combs, razors, feminine products, etc.)
Bed sheets, blankets, comforters, pillowcases, rugs and new pillows
Bath towels and washcloths
New and gently-used strollers
New and gently-used medical equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, etc.)
Thank you for your generosity and support of our San Juan Unified Afghan community!
October 23rd 10-2 pm Link Below
Where to update your contact information and delivery preferences
Parents and guardians: if your phone number or email address has recently changed, please notify your child’s school’s front office to update in our student information system.
If you’d like to set delivery preferences for the phone calls and emails you receive from your child’s school and the district through our notification system, please visit www.sanjuan.edu/notification for step-by-step instructions. You can set delivery preferences through the district’s mobile app, or online.
San Juan Unified is hiring dedicated substitute teachers!
Looking for a job with flexible hours and good pay? Join our Cowan family as a dedicated substitute teacher and earn up to $225 a day. A dedicated substitute teacher is a guest teacher at one school site only but may be asked to substitute at a nearby school on certain days. To learn more visit www.sanjuan.edu/sub.
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