Cardinal Family Newsletter
It's a GREAT day to be a Cardinal!
September 3, 2021
We had another great week together again this week. This Monday is Labor Day so there will not be school. For the month of September we will focus on the character trait of Kindness. Your child took a survey which identifies their top five character strengths. Ask them to share them with you . Below you will see a link which has 17 activities children can do to practice kindness and compassion. Also, below you will see grade level newsletters. Fifth grade will be shared later.
Have a great three day weekend.
Mark Your Calendars
Grade Level Newsletters
17 ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS TO PRACTICE KINDNESS AND COMPASSION
Understanding Social Media for Middle School Students
Check out the following information from Common Sense Media concerning students and social media:
How can I help my kid avoid digital drama?
To adults, digital drama and cyberbullying may seem one and the same. But to kids, there's a difference. Unlike cyberbullying, which involves repeated harassment of someone, digital drama is the everyday tiffs and disputes that occur among friends or acquaintances online or via text message. A guy may change his relationship status to "single" immediately after a fight with his girlfriend to make a statement. A teen may post a comment about someone else knowing that people will see it, friends may chime in, and people will talk about it. In the same way that the word drama describes a performance, kids usually engage in online drama with an audience in mind.
In some cases, digital drama can escalate into an offline fight -- either verbal or physical. Here's how you can help your kid avoid this:
Help set boundaries. Understand that these days relationships often are played out both online and offline. Kids need their family's guidance in establishing appropriate boundaries for healthy relationships.
Take a time-out. With constant access to texting and posting online, kids don't get a break from the back and forth that can keep digital drama going. Have some device-free time to give kids a chance to cool off.
Let them know you're always there for them. Remind your kids often that you're always available to talk. While you're at it, remind them about the school counselor, a favorite teacher, a coach, or even a friend's parent. Knowing that they have a trusted adult to talk to may encourage teens to open up more.
Use media to talk about drama. Reality TV shows often present extreme behavior as entertainment. Discuss why these shows are less likely to depict positive conflict resolution. Also talk about how these shows can encourage negative stereotypes about female friendships
Return to School Guidelines
Seventh Grade Shot Requirements
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:24 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.