Work Hard - Play Hard - Love Learning
A Note from the Principal
We have now completed our first trimester of Distance Learning. Our teachers, students, parents and support staff are doing an AMAZING job at making this chapter the best that it can be. We can see everyone's Bobcat Pride through showing up everyday, adapting to technology concerns, learning new ways to learn information and ensuring that we are each striving to be our personal best. I am so proud of all of you for continuing to find solutions and ways to make Distance Learning work as best it can for all of our Bobcats.
This month we have been busy planning for our eventual return to Hybrid Learning. Though we are still planning for January, the PSUSD Board of Education will be following the Riverside County guidance in establishing and monitoring the timeline for our safe return. The safety of our students, staff and families is always our highest priority as we go through the planning process. One of our first steps that is currently allowed by the county, is to begin inviting some small groups (cohorts) of students back for shorter periods of time. If your child has been invited to join one of these small groups, you would have already been contacted by the office and/or your child's teacher. Remember that even as we begin planning for small groups and hybrid, if you and your family are wanting to continue with distance learning that is an option as well.
We hope that everyone stays healthy and happy during the coming month. If there is anything we can do to help support you, please reach out to let us know by calling the office, emailing or messaging us on Classdojo. Thanks for all that you do!
Character Traits of the Month
Bobcats are students of character not just at school or on zoom, but also at home and in the community. This month we will be learning about the following block in the Pyramid of Success...
Week of November 2: Team Spirit -The team comes first, always be willing to help others. Do for them what is required. You help, support, and then you cheer because the team is the star.
Week of November 9: Poise - Be yourself because there is nobody like you. Take pride in who you are and it will take you far.
Week of November 16: Confidence - Everyone is different so you need to trust in who you are. Believing and trusting in yourself will help you become your personal best.
Week of November 30: Personal Best - Success isn't having trophies, medals, toys or the friends of your choice. Success is found when you are being the best YOU that you can be!
October was Bullying Prevention month and students learned the 3 Rs to Bullying Prevention. Students learned to recognize bullying vs conflict and the importance of reporting bullying when they are unable to refuse it. November will be a month to learn about gratitude. Students will engage in lessons to help them be thankful and show appreciation for what they have and to return kindness.
Help Your Child Thrive!
The Importance of Schedules and Routines
Familiar activities can provide comfort for both adults and children during challenging and uncertain times. Children feel more confident and secure when their daily activities are predictable and familiar. A consistent daily schedule and step-by-step routines give children a predictable day. Schedules and routines in the group care setting and at home help children:
Feel in control of their environment
Feel safe, secure, and comfortable
Know what is happening now and what comes next
Know how to do an activity or task
Engage in learning
Set clear expectations and review each morning
Create or update a distance learning space
Make sure your child has all materials needed to complete daily activities for Synchronous and Asynchronous learning
Use a daily schedule/calendar for students to follow
Use our school calendar to help stay on track and/or to create your own schedule at home. Make sure to customize for your child’s specific afternoon group time.
Timers to remind students
Set reminders on your phone or a timer at home to remember to come back from a break.
Checklists help students know what has already been completed and what is upcoming