Our House Annoucements

October 4th, 2020

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We Belong Here!

Hello Falcons!


Welcome to October! We sincerely hope you had an excellent first month of school.


This week's edition is includes a message from Ms. Stromberg on Kindness and a video of Oceanscapes to help one relax , a Social/Emotional Lesson from Thrively on Identifying your Mindset and using it to Grow, a home workout for the entire family and Information on Upcoming Parent Events,


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

Hello Falcons,


Take a few minutes to watch the "Color Your World With Kindness" video. This video will make you feel better instantly.


Secondly, if you are feeling stressed, check out the Open Ocean Videos. These relaxing videos of life under the sea can reduce your stress levels and recharge you.

Color Your World With Kindness

Mindful Minute

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Social Emotional Lesson-Measuring your Mindset and Growth

This week's Social Emotional Learning is about Identifying your current Mindset, Reflection Upon It and Looking for Opportunities to Grow


To access Thrively please click on the link below


https://www.thrively.com/login/school/46048


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.


https://www.thrively.com/lesson/detail/mindset-meter?sharer=1644828



This actively should take you less than 20 minutes.

Physical Health at home.

12 Family Workouts to Do at Home

1. Mountain Climbers

Get into a push-up position and then alternate bringing your knee to your elbow. You can do same side connections or crisscross. The idea is to move fast and work up a sweat!

2. Bear Crawls

Palms and feet flat on the floor, arch your back so that you look like a momma bear. Race your kids across the room. Add some fun by having a competition! Who can "roar" the loudest?

3. Star Jumps

Kids love these! Stand tall and then explosively jump into the air, expanding your legs and your arms so that you look like a large “X” in the air. At the height of the jump, be sure to exclaim, “I’m a STAR!”

4. Push-Ups

Straightforward and to the point. Just be sure your hands are in line with your pectorals and your booty isn’t arced in the air. If you want to make it harder, try for push-up claps, diamond push-ups or “Y” wide push-ups. Drop to the knees if your form is compromised.

5. Sit-Ups

Another classic. Feel free to tuck your toes under the sofa or coffee table if you need a bit of support, or, ask your kids to hold your feet and vice versa.

6. Burpees

Who is up for the challenge? Start with a jump up, then drop to a plank, add a push-up, and then jump back up. It should be one fluid motion and try to not pause between repetitions. Make it a bit easier by opting out of the push up if you need to.

7. Squats

Kids are naturally born squatters. See who can get the deepest squat or the most squats in 60 seconds. To do this one, stand with your feet shoulder’s width apart, and do deep knee bends. Make sure keep your knees behind your toes and your arms out straight.

8. Leg Raises

Lay on your side or on your back and with lift your legs without bending at the knee. Try to hold at the top. This works your lower abdominals, but be careful to not let your lower back arch.

9. Lunges

Step forward and bend your front knee to a 90-degree angle. The goal is to have your back knee touch the ground without letting your front knee extend past your toes. To make it harder, carry (small) children in each arm and lunge as you walk across the room.

10. Planks

Elbows on the floor and balanced on your tiptoes, go eye-to-eye and see who can last the longest. 30 seconds is considered the gold standard. For fun, ask your smallest child to sit on your back and see how long you last.

11. Jumping Jacks

With many variations to the classics, this one can go on and on. From standard to reverse, this one will keep your heart rate up.

12. Butterfly Kicks

Lay flat on your back, and extend your legs straight out. Imagine a swimmer, and begin to flutter kick your legs without bending at the knee. Start with your feet high off of the floor, as the move gets more difficult the closer the action is to the floor.

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!

· NEW Parenting LGBTQIAP2 + Children – 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

· Preparing Positively for Puberty – 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!

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