Our House Annoucements

November 22, 2020

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We Belong Here!

Hello Falcons!

This week's edition is includes a message from Ms. Stromberg,The Mindful Minute on Resilience, the Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Relationship Skills , and information about upcoming Parent Classes

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.

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The Mindful Minute: Resilience!

Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education

CARE is a unique program designed to help teachers reduce stress and enliven their teaching by promoting awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration – the inner resources they need to help students flourish, socially, emotionally, and academically. The many personalities we see in the day. WWW.Care4Teachers.org

In 2009 the US Department of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences awarded a grant to the Pennsylvania State University Prevention Research Center with a sub award to the Garrison Institute to refine the CARE for Teachers program and to complete a preliminary pilot study of its efficacy in reducing teacher stress and improving teacher well-being, efficacy and mindfulness. The study started in Pennsylvania at a pro grow day. Title 1 school with 89% free reduce lunch

CARE Results:

Program Satisfaction

— 87% “strongly agreed” or “agreed” that this type of program should be

integrated into preparation and in-service training for all teachers

— 96% reported CARE improved self-awareness

— 92% reported CARE improved well-being

— 77% “strongly agreed” or “agreed” they are “better able to manage

classroom behaviors effectively and compassionately”

— 83% “strongly agreed” or “agreed” they are “better able to establish

and maintain supportive relationships” with their students

— 76% “much better” or “better” prosocial and on-task student behavior

on-task behavior

57% “much better” or “better” student academic performance

Social Emotional Lesson-Relationship Skills!

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Relationship Skills and builds upon lessons from last week.. Take a few minutes to check this out.

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 activity should take you less than 45 minutes.

Free Parent Education Classes!

These classes are through North County Lifeline for FREE Parent Education workshops offered in English and Spanish. The parenting classes are an 8 week course via virtual setting at this time. Parents that are interested need to call them directly for more specific information and the start dates for the new series. The representative informed me that the parent would need to participate since the beginning/first session as they cannot come in when the classes have already started. The next series is expected to start in January 2021.Please see the flyers attached below

Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During COVID-19

Please see the video and article to help keep your child mentally and physically health during this time.

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