Week of November 15th, 2021
Social-Emotional Learning Update!
Our Goal this year:
100% of students will have an adult at school they can count on
Where we are: 86%
-Relationships are at the heart of building community and learning. There is substantial research to support the impact of relationships on social-emotional wellbeing and academic achievement.
-When students don’t feel a sense of belonging to their school, it makes it very difficult to learn.
How are we measuring this?
-Students recently completed a survey assessing 3 domains: Supportive Relationships, Challenging Feelings, and Emotional Regulation
How are we supporting this goal?
-Supportive Relationships: Emphasis on building relationships for students who scored low in this area.
- Professional Development has been focused on relationship-building.
-Emotional Regulation and Challenging Feelings: Embedding skills into classroom lessons and activities such as accurately labeling emotions and staying calm during times of stress.
What you can do at home:
-Model labeling emotions and verbalizing coping strategies: Ex. as adults, when frustrated, say- “I’m frustrated because this is hard, I’m going to take a few deep breaths.” or “I’m going to ask for help”
-Have conversations about what students can do when angry, sad, frustrated, etc.
Will I see my child’s survey results?
Since we are taking a whole-school approach to the above areas, individual student survey results will not be shared unless your child is recommended for an explicit intervention following a lack of successful classroom supports. If you have questions regarding this information particular to your child, please contact your divisional counselor.
A Reminder From Our School Nurses
2021 AGCS Thanksgiving Basket Brigade
Each year, AGCS students and staff collect items for Thanksgiving dinners and donate them to local families in need. If you would like to receive a Thanksgiving basket filled with everything you need for your family’s celebration, please fill out this form. All information is confidential. Baskets will be available for pick-up at ELC on Monday, November 22.
ELC families- keep a look out for a Sign Up Genius with information on how to donate items from your child’s homeroom teacher.
State Road families- Starting November 1st, students in grades 4 through 8 will donate items listed in this document( Basket Brigade Items State Road.docx) to assist AGCS families during Thanksgiving. The homeroom in each grade who collects the most items will receive a special treat. Items can be dropped off with your child’s homeroom teacher.
Please be sure to click on the divisional newsletters below for grade specific news, information and events.
Weekly newsletter for the Middle School Division.
Weekly Newsletter for the High School Division.
Avon Grove Charter School Honey Request Form
Parent Family Engagement Series
At AGCS, we strive to build genuine relationships with our students and their families. Relationships with families support overall family well-being and children's healthy development. When families are engaged, partnerships are created that have a common focus – helping children grow and thrive.
We realize that the current social distancing requirements can be stressful, at best. The global pandemic requires us to re-think how we do even the most normal, everyday tasks and how we navigate it all safely with our children.
To help support our rock star parents through this time, we're offering a free series of Parent Family Engagement Workshops on a variety of topics. We look forward to your joining us!
Please follow this link for upcoming dates, times and topics.
Parent Hub - Your Communications Resource
Keeping up with your children's school communications, schedule, events, and activities can be a daunting task — especially when you have multiple children at AGCS. We get it! These links will help you navigate quickly to the information you need, when you need it.
SPORTS BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER WAWA SHORTI HOAGIE COUPONS
Looking for a great stocking stuffer, well look no further! Wawa Shorti coupons are back. The Wawa shorti coupons will be sold at $5.00 each. The great news is they can be used at any Wawa and there is no expiration date! For every coupon sold, Boosters make $2.00 which helps support the athletic program at AGCS. Please have your order form back to school with the money by November 30 . Checks can be made out to AGCS Sports Boosters. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGCS Sports Boosters – Wawa Coupons (cut and send with your payment)
Child’s Name- _________________________ Phone ___________________
Teacher’s Name _________________________ Room# __________________ # of coupons_______ x $5.00 = $ __________
Total Amount Enclosed = $ ______________ (circle one) Cash or Check # _______Coupons will be delivered to your child's classroom. Online payments can be made at: https://shorties-4-sporties.cheddarup.com
Show Your School Spirit
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