Foothill MS Community Memo

March 12, 2021

It's March...The 'golden' hills of CA are becoming green which means Spring is on the horizon. It also means a great many things. Everyone needs to set their clocks one hour forward this Sunday, March 14th, the Fourth quarter is just around the corner, and we are still trying to move forward with returning to school soon, and much more.

This next week there is a special Board meeting on Tuesday, March 16 at 5pm, as well as a Dine and Donate at Chipotle, see below.

We have an eBook Fair through March 22nd with the books sent right to your home; AND we have Spirit Wear for sale (extended until March 21st).

Life in general can be stressful, add a pandemic, and now we find ourselves on whole other level. Such a time to make sure each of you are putting your oxygen mask on first. Whether you are wrapping up the first year of middle school or wrapping the last year of middle school, all through distance learning, it is the time to make sure you as a parent and guardian are taking care of your wellbeing. I've included the link to a webinar the end of the month for just that--see below.

Enjoy the weekend. I'll reach out again next week with more information as it becomes available.

Appreciative to serve the Foothill Community,

Principal Vaiana

Parent/Guardian wellbeing

Our District counselors have been hosting Mental Health Webinars (see below--next event is March 30th). Here is an incredible collection of parent/guardian resources: Mt. Diablo Unified Open Conversations about Mental Health.

Self-care is such a crucial part of caring for others.

MDUSD Counseling page for Middle Schools

There are links and resources on: Personal Safety, Social Emotional Tools, Mindful Tools, Cyber Safety, Counseling Tips, and Smoking and Vaping 101

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T-shirts, joggers, sweatshirts, leggings, and more! Extended date--March 21st.

FOOTHILL SPIRIT WEAR ON SALE AGAIN for a limited time only! Our Foothill Spirit wear site is open NOW with some fun new items and many returning favorites! The website will only be open for ordering through Sunday, March 21st. so that we can get items delivered prior to Spring Break.

This will be the FINAL opportunity to purchase Griffin Spirit wear for the 2020/2021 School year. Don't forget... 20% of all sales come straight back to Foothill! Don't miss your chance.... ORDER TODAY!
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REPOST: MDUSD Monthly Mental Health Webinars

Monthly Mental Health Webinars information page
  • 03/30/2021 - Recognizing When To Get Help Beyond The Home
  • 04/20/2021 - Anxiety And Depression
  • 05/11/2021 - Parents Of Teens And Tweens- How To Facilitate Independence When They Can't Leave The House
  • 06/01/2021 - Parents Of Elementary Age- What Skills Can We Increase During Distance Learning
  • 06/22/2021 - Finding Community Supports And Summer Activities

Webinar Zoom/registration information will be posted here close to session dates.

CCC Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Information from the Contra Costa County Health Department