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February 7, 2022

Positivity Project February 7-11: Humility

Dear Families,

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Humility. Humility means you do not seek the spotlight. You let your actions speak for themselves.

Humble people have an accurate (not underestimated) sense of their abilities and achievements. They hold the capacity to acknowledge their mistakes and limitations, and are open to advice and new ideas. They do not show off their possessions or accomplishments.

Developing humility is associated with positive developmental outcomes in individuals. It allows a person to honestly reflect on their abilities and acknowledge how and where they can improve. Humility opens them up to new ideas, advice, and (consequently) abilities that pride, arrogance, or pretentiousness often block. Therefore, humility makes them desired members of a team.

To practice and encourage the character strength of humility with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2) where together you will watch a video, read a quote and talk about the answers to three questions.

Have a wonderful week!

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Important Dates to Remember

February 7-11: Junior Class Valentine's Day Candy Grams

February 14: Board of Education Meeting - 6pm

February 21 - 25: Mid-Winter Break

March 17: Early Release Day

March 18: Staff Development Day

Panthers in the Press

Students in Mrs. Jock's STEAM careers class competed in this NASA experiment competition. Mrs. Jock worked closely with Dr. Seema Rivera, PhD from Clarkson and afforded our students the opportunity to zoom with her as well. Dr. Rivera is a STEM Education assistant professor in the Department of Education at Clarkson University.

While our team did not win the competition, Mrs. Jock reports "It was an amazing opportunity to be involved in".

The PHCS school community is proud of Mrs. Jock and her students for such a positive representation of our school! Great job!

Please enjoy the article below.

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Our 'PAW'-some Week in Pictures: Featuring Global School Play Day

On Wednesday, February 2nd, the entire student body at PHCS was able to participate in Global School Play Day 2022 (GSPD.) GSPD has been promoted by Psychology Today and has been celebrated at schools all around the globe.

You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website:

Global School Play Day 2022

PHCSD Website and Mobile App

Catch the latest lunch menu, student stories, events and news updates right at your fingertips! Download the PHCS mobile app on Android or iOS (Apple)

All of this information may also be accessed when you visit our new and improved school district WEBSITE.

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Important Links

SchoolTool Parent Portal

Remain up to date on your child(ren)'s grades and assignments.