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Pine Run Elementary School Newsletter MAY 2016

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!
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The Power of Positive

Who doesn't need some positivity in their lives? I don't think you can have too much! We focus on the positive every day while practicing Covey's first habit: Be Proactive. Being proactive means choosing to carry our own weather and seeking solutions instead of focusing on problems. Being positive and proactive are the first steps towards success in work and in relationships. Ripa Ajmera offers the following ideas to promote positivity with children at home.

Step 1

Teach your children to control their inner monologues. These are the statements they constantly repeat to themselves in their minds, such as “I’m so bad at math. I’m never going to pass the class.” Help them replace these negative statements by stating, aloud or silently: “I might be having a hard time understanding math, but I will keep trying and reach out to others for help with it, like my teachers, parents and other students.”

Step 2

Remind your children that being positive or negative about an event that has occurred in their lives is their choice. Teach your children this by using an example, such as “Staying angry at someone is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to suffer.”

Step 3

Try to create a positive environment in your home by watching funny movies, telling jokes and stories. Explain to your children that just smiling and laughing can help shift your brain chemistry and make you feel good, according to the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Step 4

Provide your children plenty of affection in the form of kind words, hugs, kisses, high fives and pats on the back.

Step 5

Help your children develop hobbies they are good at to increase their confidence. You can, for example, encourage your child who has a lovely singing voice, to take voice classes to help her develop her singing ability more.

Step 6

Encourage your children to keep a journal to keep track of accomplishments and disappointments. When your child experiences a disappointment, have him reflect on the lessons he can take from the experience to avoid repeating the mistake in the future. Praise him for showing maturity and recognizing the lesson and for taking a proactive approach to mistakes instead of dwelling on them.

Speaking of promoting positive thinking and actions.....check out our CB Cares Asset for May below!!!!!

40 Assets- CB Cares

May: #15 Positive Peer Influence. Positive Peer Influence. Young person’s best friends model responsible behavior. They are a good influence. They make good choices.

Link to Nomination Ballot below!

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Announcing a new breakfast option!!!!

The Morning Snack Pack is a grab-n-go breakfast to be eaten immediately or later in the day.

In each bag is an assortment of whole grain items to meet a variety of taste preferences, fruit, and a bottle of water. Students may also select milk, 100% fruit juice, or additional fresh fruit as part of the meal. The price is just $1.65.

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CLICK HERE to open our Pine Run 2015-2016 Directory. It is a password protected document. The password has been sent to PR families via our infinite Campus E-Mail Messenger.
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Check-out our Pine Run Parent Handbook on our school website. Click here for a direct link!

CB Cares

The partnership between CBCEF and the Central Bucks School District is long-standing. Since its inception, CBCEF has been involved in promoting the 40 Developmental Assets in our local schools through programs and trainings, with the goal of fostering positive behaviors and values in our community’s youth. At the present time, there are many active school programs which represent the mission of CBCEF - serving as a community catalyst by engaging, empowering, and linking people, organizations and businesses in the community.

Food Services!!

  • Breakfast Meal-$1.65 - Reduced price $0.30
  • Lunch Meal-$2.60 - Reduced price $0.40
  • Milk $0.75

For more information regarding Aramark Food Services, including menus, please visit their web page.

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