Counseling Newsletter

Information and activity resources for parents.

April 20th

Information for Parents

Hi everyone,

The mental health department put together some important information for parents and fun activities you can try with your child while we are remote learning.

Mindfulness:

Mindfulness for Families: Live with Michele Vincent

Please join me for a fun stress relief mindfulness session. This session will have a practice exercise for adults as well as children. Click on the zoom link below and enter the password below.

Topic: Mindfulness for Families
Time: Apr 20, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 996 7912 2378
Password: 055832

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Mindful Walking | Cosmic Kids Zen Den - Mindfulness for kids

Resources to help students calm down and increase attention skills

Activities to reduce anxiety

Someday Soon Jar

Keep Positive & Fill Up Your Someday Soon Jar!


Inspired by Katie Eborall, a mom from the United Kingdom who started a bucket list jar to help kids dream of their post-COVID-19 adventures, we are launching a Someday Soon Jar project!

We love the idea of giving kids a positive way to stay hopeful. And we love giving adults a happy way to turn frustration into anticipation!

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Activities that promote social skills:

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Card Against Humanity- Family Edition Free Printable

Conversation starters:

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Art Activities

Art is a great way to reduce stress and alleviate anxiety. Here are some great ideas to try with your family!
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Service Learning Time!

Cards for Matthew



Dear Friends of The Scarlett Fund,


Special Birthday Card Request


I received a special request from Caleb who many of you have made cards for over the last 2 years. Caleb asked if we could surprise his brother by sending him birthday cards for his 10th birthday.


Due to COVID-19, I asked his mother if my friends could send cards directly to his house and she said yes! (For privacy purposes, I usually gather the cards and then send them all together.). The more cards the better but I want to be respectful of the Guawan's address being out in cyberspace so please do not forward except to your family or close friends.


For clarification, MATTHEW IS NOT SICK! His brother, Caleb, is battling cancer.


How it works:



  • Make a birthday card for Matthew
    • Matthew is turning 10 years old
    • He loves the color blue, basketball, Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry and Burgers
    • Mail the card to arrive on or before May 13th.



Address: Matthew Gunawan

1706 Longwood Ct.

Goshen, IN 46526

What to do if I need assistance during the break...

The mental health department knows this is a stressful time for everyone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any member of our department if you need assistance.


Stewart:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Gina Tornincaso- School Pyschologist

Monica Saavedra-School Pyschologist


Stratford:

Michele Vincent- Social Worker

Danielle Warnke-School Pyschologist

Melina Mendelson- School Pyschologist

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