The Oberle Update
Mental Health Month
Check out the two links below to learn more about mental health, available resources, and what you can do to help.
Donations are Appreciated!
If you would like to support Oberle by making a tangible or monetary donation, please contact Mrs. Hoagland at email@example.com. Your contributions help support our mission to Educate, Empower, and Employ our students!
You’re Clearly Magnanimous
MONDAY, MAY 1
TUESDAY, MAY 2
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
Thankful for You
THURSDAY, MAY 4
FRIDAY, MAY 5
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Therapy Dog Program
Researchers and experts agree that pets excel as therapeutic agents and that dogs are an antidote to depression. Studies have shown a decrease in both blood pressure and stress levels during therapy dog visits. A visit from a therapy dog team can break the daily routine, increase overall emotional well-being, and stimulate the mind in dramatic ways. They offer so many wonderful benefits to people of all ages such as:
- Bringing joy and laughter, even if for a short time
- Taking a person’s mind off of personal problems, aches, pains and worries
- Getting people to share their emotions and stories
- Giving a chance for people to communicate with others
- Lowering stress levels and blood pressure
- Rekindling warm memories of their pets
Oberle has partnered with a local chapter and is fortunate to have a team that join us each week! Students must receive parental permission to participate.
Check out the website below to learn more about ATD!
A Day in the Life of a Bulldog
Our group counseling sessions partnered with Empowerhouse to discuss healthy relationships and much more. We learned that consent means there needs to be two yeses and only one no. We learned that consent can apply to multiple areas of our relationship and we were given this fun acronym to remember the importance of consent: FRIES.
Below is a video created to help highlight just how important our own choices and behavior can be in relationships. Please watch this clip with your child and review the conversation starters that follow.
What does FRIES stand for?
What are some signs of a healthy relationship?
What are some red flags in an unhealthy relationship?
Is physical abuse worse than emotional abuse?
Name one unhealthy behavior that you exhibit and a healthier choice you can replace it with.
SOL Testing May 9-19
To help prepare your child, ensure they:
- Receive an adequate amount of sleep. Teenagers, on average, require nine hours of sleep for optimal functioning.
- Eat a balanced, nutritious breakfast. A great start to their morning could be a bowl of oatmeal with nuts and berries.
- Utilize test-taking strategies like double-checking their work and making best educated decision when answers are unknown. Never leave an answer blank!
- Attend school regularly! Missing these tests may delay students' on-time graduation.
Parents or students who have any questions regarding SOL testing should contact Mrs. Hoagland or Ms. Tolosa.
Employee of the Month
Student of the Month
May 1-5: Teacher and Support Staff Appreciation Week/ SOL remediation
May 3: Clubs
May 9-19: SOL Testing
May 15: Interim Reports
May 22: Yoga
May 26: Early Dismissal
May 29: Holiday - No School
June 5: Yoga
June 8: Reward Day - State Climb
June 9: Last Day of School/Graduation/Early Dismissal
June 12: First Day of ESY
June 16: Report Cards
July 4: Holiday - No ESY
July 7: Last Day of ESY