Our House Annoucements

September 27, 2020

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We Belong Here!

Hello Falcons!

You made it through Week 4 and almost through the month of September! We hope you all enjoyed Back to School Night

This week's edition is includes a message from Ms. Stromberg on being a good Social Media Citizen and Self Care, a Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Positive Reframing and Growth Mindset, and finally a reposting of our welcome back video.

With Kindness,

Ms. Bohn, Mr. Lightner, Ms. Stromberg, and Mr. Tahapary

Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com

OVMS Counseling Canvas 2020-21

Make sure to check out our OVMS Counseling 2020 canvas site at the link Here

You'll need to be a student or observer of your student's canvas site to view the link.

Student Support Services' Corner

Here is a short message from Ms. Stromberg to be a more well rounded Falcon!

As we approach the end of our first month of school you can make self-care๐Ÿ˜

a part of your daily routine

Self care knows no boundaries. It is something that everyone, without any exclusions, can benefit from practicing on a daily basis. True Self-care is not selfish not self-centered, it is simply keeping yourself the focus of your own life and paying attention to how you feel in each moment, speaking up for yourself and communicating clearly.

We tend to put other needs before our own and it is important to remember, that we cannot fill another's cup from our own empty cup.

Practice being good to yourself by:

Show kindness towards yourself

Mindfulness and deep breathing


Eat healthy

Get plenty of sleep


Positive emotions can improve our mental and physical well-being and can:๐Ÿ˜

Improve our coping skills

Broaden our thinking

Become more optimistic

Become more resilience

We need 5 positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Surround yourself around positive people (negative๐Ÿ˜’ people can be contagious)

Make best friends (find someone you have a lot๐Ÿ˜Ž in common with)

Give unexpectedly (a hug,๐Ÿ˜ smile or praise someone)

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Social Emotional Lesson- Positive Reframing Thrively

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Etiquette and Positive Reframing and the benefits of Growth Mindset.

To access Thrively please click on the link below


Once prompted, enter your username and password which are the following

Username: Student Id Number (ex:1234567)

Password: qx1fpv

Once you are in you will be prompted to change your password. If you have logged in before, please use the last password you created. Feel free to look around.

Once you are logged in click on the link below.


This actively should take you less than 30 minutes.

PUSD Parent Courses

Poway Unified has 2 parent education workshops being offered next month online through Zoom.

The fliers is located below with more information and the cost for the course. Parents are able to enroll and pay online at Poway Adult School for the classes they are interested in attending!

Please visit our website for the parent education workshops that will be coming up at https://www.powayusd.com/en-US/Parents/Active-Parenting. Parents can view and enroll in the courses they are interested in!

ยท NEW Parenting LGBTQIAP2 + Children โ€“ All Grades

LGBTQIAP2+ -- A list of initials, numbers, and symbols that describes a vibrant community of individuals keeps changing. The dynamic nature of the list, while potentially confusing, reflects the ongoing efforts of the community to both represent and welcome individuals with unique and evolving ways of defining themselves with regard to biological sex, gender identity, romantic attraction, sexuality, spirituality, and advocacy. Participate in a conversation focused on parenting and caregiving LGBTQIAP2+ children.

Monday, October 12th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Course via Zoom

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple

ยท Preparing Positively for Puberty โ€“ TK-8th Grade

We can prepare our children for puberty by teaching them what to expect as their bodies transition from childhood to adulthood. Learn how to break down "the big puberty talk" into tiny talks that are more comfortable for both caregivers and children. Participants will review resources such as books and web sites that can simplify the process of starting a tiny talk. Activities that can promote a positive and practical attitude toward this important life stage will be discussed.

Monday, October 26th from 6:30pm-8:00pm Online Course via Zoom

Class fee: $16/individual or $27/couple

Please note, scholarships are available to parents who may be in need. Parent can contact the Caring Connections Center for more information.

Thank you for supporting PUSD Parent Education!

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Parent Technology Presentation Week 2

Just in case anybody missed this last week....New to PUSD, Oak Valley or Middle School? Wondering what all these different applications and programs are? Take a few minutes to look the following Power Point. This will give you the basics of the different applications we use and how to check on grades, assignments, and contact teachers.

COVID 19 Resources

Your Oak Valley Counseling Team

Jocbethem Tahapary: A-Le jtahapary@powayusd.com

Kenya Bohn: Li - Z ebohn@powayusd.com

Andrew Lightner: alightner@powayusd.com

Counseling Assistant: Belinda Pagaduan bpagaduan@powayusd.com

Student Services Specialist: Sandra Stromberg sstromberg@powayusd.com

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

The Access & Crisis Line San Diego 1-888-724-7240

The Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741.

California Warmline: 1-855-845-7415

Text TEEN to 83986

TEEN Support Guide