Parent Partnership

News and Resources from your SEL Team 12/15/2020

Welcoming Winter Break

A Note from Mrs. Gotfried and Mrs. Hargrave:

Dear Findley Families,


Thank you for your incredible and generous giving this winter season to our community! Our Winter Giving Program (formerly known as The Giving Tree) was a huge success this year. You have brought many families joy and we are sincerely grateful yet again to our amazing Findley community.


We want to wish you and your family a restful and relaxing winter break. We know it's been a busy and often challenging fall and we so appreciate your collaboration with your child's teachers and with us as educators as we all pulled together to make distance learning the best possible experience. We know we all have lots to learn still and our journey is not over yet---thank you for your continued support and collaboration during this unusual school year!


We hope you can find some time for holiday joys and little moments of peace with your family this winter break.


With gratitude,

Emily Gotfried and Susan Hargrave

Wednesday SEL Lessons:

Upcoming Zoom and Seesaw Schedule:

Kindergarten:

1/6 Live Zoom Lesson, 1/13 Seesaw Only

When we return from winter break, Kindergarten will be starting a unit on empathy and critical thinking.


1st and 2nd Grade:

1/6 Live Zoom Lesson, 1/13 Seesaw Only

When we return from winter break, we will be starting our unit on Listening and Responding and practicing effective communication strategies.


3rd-5th Grade:

1/6 Seesaw Only, 1/13 Live Zoom

When we return from winter break, we will be starting our unit on Problem Solving. We will learn about conflict and how to use problem solving to work through conflict.



Reach out to Mrs. Hargrave or Mrs. Gotfried with any questions or concerns!

susan_hargrave@beaverton.k12.or.us

emily_gotfried@beaverton.k12.or.us

Parent Partnership: Parent Wellness and Mental Health

It was great to see a group parents join us for this presentation! We heard some really useful information and strategies from our social worker, Sarah Healey, around mental health.


We also had a guest speaker, Kaari Tattar, from the Parent Support Network attend to speak about what services they offer parents in the Beaverton area. One great resource to support parents right now is an online parent group, giving parents the opportunity to talk openly with each other about mental health and to share and problem solve together. Now more than ever, we need a community to support one another.


Please see information below about this amazing resource for parents.


You can contact Kaari via the email provided if you are interested in joining a group. I encourage you to check out their website to explore!

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Winter/Holiday Themed SEL Activities to Try at Home Over the Break!

Here are some creative and fun ways to keep your child learning through social emotional learning activities over the break. My personal favorite is baking holiday treats from around the world with my child. This article has some really useful and easy-to-use resources on incorporating SEL learning and fun into your time off of school this winter break.


Winter/Holiday Themed SEL Activities to Try at Home Over the Break!

Positive Affirmations For Parents

Try these 25 Positive Affirmations for Parents to help you remember that you are enough for your child.

You are the best expert on your child and you are the parent your child needs.

Positive Affirmation for Kids

Sometimes our children need help thinking positively. When school work brings stress or they are feeling run down, help them regulate with these 125 Positive Affirmation for Kids.

Happy New Year, Findley Families!

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We wish you a very happy new year! Here's to new beginnings in 2021!