SOARing Sentinel

November Newsletter

Gratitude & Giving

There is no question that gratitude is good for you. Research shows that people who feel gratitude are less likely to be depressed and worried, and more likely to feel satisfied with their lives.People who have a broader outlook of gratitude – who are more likely to notice and appreciate the positive in the world – are more likely to engage in behaviors that help others. Gratitude is a key ingredient in the social rules of reciprocity, which essentially means that feeling grateful helps people“give back” what they have received.

"No one has ever become poor from giving." --Anne Frank

K-4 October Attendance Program

Congratulations to all of our students and to our parents for sending their children to virtual school each day.Gift card winners may pick up their gift cards on Thursdays at Waring from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Grades 5-8 October Attendance Program

Congratulations to all of our students and to our parents for sending their children to virtual school each day.Gift card winners may pick up their gift cards on Thursdays at Waring from 10 AM - 2 PM.

School-Wide Gratitude & Giving Activity Ideas

Being Thankful Read Aloud Series

Enjoy our stories about giving thanks and being grateful read by the Waring Leadership Team. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving. Be well. Be safe.

Elementary Gratitude & Giving Classroom Resources

The Gratitude Game
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
  • Gratitude Spies. Play the “Spying for Gratitude” game. At the beginning of the day, have each child choose the name of another student out of a hat without revealing the name. Each student spends the day “spying” on his or her chosen person and then shares one thing that he or she is grateful for about that person during an end-of-the-day circle.
December Calendar

Please note our early dismissal days, school closings for the winter break, parent meetings, and student activities. Calendar dates are subject to change and notifications will be posted on Dojo.

Parent Connection

10 Parenting Tips for Inspiring an Attitude of Gratitude

  1. Make the practice of gratitude a habit.
  2. Emphasize the use of “thank you” as an example of how to demonstrate gratitude.
  3. Try to find ways to expose your children to diverse cultures and life experiences.
  4. Acknowledge our veterans and other people who have given their lives and committed their service for the greater good.
  5. Give to others who have less on a regular basis.
  6. Whenever possible offer to help those in need around you.
  7. Tell your children that you are grateful for their own acts of kindness.
  8. Tell your spouse often and in vocal ways that you appreciate and are grateful for what they do and for their presence.
  9. Offer to help friends, relatives and other family members who are in need.
  10. Try not to expect that your children are going to be able to independently demonstrate gratitude and appreciation for what you give them any time soon.
Kid President's 25 Reasons To Be Thankful!