The East Noble Connector
From the Desk of Your Community Outreach Coordinator
Gratitude: Cultivating an appreciation for what we already have
As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, I have been thinking about the different ways that people celebrate the holiday. On social media, several people that I follow do a gratitude challenge in the month of November. Each day of the month they list something they are thankful for. Some onlookers may think this is just something seasonal to do in the month of November, what you may not realize is that there is scientific research that shows there are many psychological benefits to being grateful. These benefits include: feeling happier and lowering stress, depression, and anxiety.
What is gratitude? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, gratitude is “the state of being grateful.” Simply put, by recognizing and focusing on the good in our lives we can improve our overall health. Additionally, by focusing on the positives in our lives we develop optimism and a more positive outlook on life.
Read more about the science behind gratitude and ways to cultivate gratitude in your homes here:
What I am Grateful for...
I moved to Noble County in the fall of 2016. At that time, I left my job in corporate America and began working as an Instructional Assistant at Avilla. I was only in the classroom for a year and a half before taking my role as the Community Outreach Coordinator. Although I was only in the classroom for a short amount of time, I developed a deep appreciation for all our educators do each and every day.
I can assure you that each of our teachers come to school each day not only to teach your children lessons, but the teachers truly care about your children and want to prepare them for their best future.
Coming soon, I will be starting a series about champions. What it means to be a champion and highlighting attributes of champions. To begin the series, I would like to share a video that many may have seen. This was shared with me by our very own Jaime Carroll of Wayne Center. I first saw this video in 2015 and I think about it every day as I work with students and their parents.
Thank you East Noble Staff!
Every child deserves a champion and I am thankful for our teachers that seek to raise not only academic achievement but also the self-esteem and belief of each student.
Student Attendance = Better Student Achievement
We understand that students do become ill. If a student is vomiting, has a fever, or diarrhea, that is a reason to keep them home, so they can recover and to eliminate spreading sickness.
In the event that your child is absent from school, please know that your child is responsible for completing any work that was missed. This is necessary because the lessons being taught act as building blocks and build upon each other. If you aren't sure about what needs to be completed, ask your child's teacher.
Here is a short 3-minute video explaining how attendance affects student achievement at all grade levels. Please take a few minutes to watch so that you can know just how important student attendance is.
E-learning days count as school days
There is another type of e-learning day. When school is canceled, for any reason, it is an e-learning day.
When your student is given work to complete for e-learning, please encourage your child(ren) to complete the work. If student work is not completed, your child will be counted as absent for the day. If you and your student aren't sure how to complete a part of the e-learning assignments you can reach out to your student's teacher. Teachers are just a message away and want your students to succeed.
For more information on e-learning, read here:
Teachers want you to do well, you just have to communicate with them.
Our teachers are in the buildings because they want your child to succeed. They also need your help to ensure your student's success. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher. Teachers and administrators want to speak with you. It is recommended that you call ahead and set an appointment, as they may not be available if you simply walk in.
All New East Noble Website and App
Our East Noble Technology Department has been working hard and we now have an all-new website and app. If you haven't done so already, check out the website. You can find many resources including recent news, events, lunch menus and more. If you aren't sure where to look, just click on the magnifying glass in the top right corner and type in what you're looking for. Check it out today.
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