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John Hancock Charter School, August 26, 2022

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No School - Monday, Sept. 5 & Tuesday, Sept. 6

Order your school T-Shirt Now - Today is the last day to order!

The PTO is accepting orders for Friday T-Shirts. You can pay with a card or check at the front desk.

PTO Meeting

Our first PTO meeting of the year will be this coming Monday, Aug 29 at 8:30 AM. Drop your kids off at school and come to the red brick building for a donut, meet other parents, and earn volunteer hours just for attending. We will discuss the carnival happening in September and our fundraising goals for this year. PTO is an awesome way to get to know other parents and to get involved at the school. Unlike other parent/teacher organizations, we don't require dues to be paid to be a part of our PTO. We just want you and your input! We really want to accurately represent other parents at the school and we believe that involved parents make for a better school experience for everyone.
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'Tips: Help your kids to be successful in school

Homework Tips

  1. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  2. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
  3. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
  4. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls. (Occasionally, though, a phone call to a classmate about an assignment can be helpful.)
  5. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning.
  6. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.
  7. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents' examples than their advice.
  8. Praise their work and efforts. Post an aced test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.


Get your kids to be successful in school
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Group Therapy Opportunities for Families

Tuesday - Emotional Wellness

4-5pm - Ages 9-12 - $25 A Session - Sept 27th - Dec 6th

This group focuses on helping children identify their feelings while teaching fun and interactive coping skills to help them handle their emotions.

Wednesday - Emotional Resilience

4-5 pm - Grades 9-12 - $25 A Session - Sept 28th - Dec 7th

This group helps teens become more emotionally aware by exploring helpful ways to cope with their emotions and how to have healthier relationships.

Wednesday - Smart Steps: For Step-Families

5-7 - FREE OF CHARGE - Sept 28th - Nov 9th

This course discusses how to manage communication, expectations, financial/legal issues, child development, strengthening the couple, and how to manage the stress of a step-family situation.

Session Topics:

Sept 28th - Orientation and Introductions

Oct 5th - Families Today

Oct 12th - Shared Meaning, Money, and the Law

Oct 19th - Empathy, Child Development, and the Law

Oct 26th - Strengthening the Couple

Nov 2nd - Communication Across Households

Nov 9th - Building Family Strengths

Important Notes About These Classes and What you Need to Do:

  1. Registration is required for group attendance

  2. Registration is required to receive materials

  3. Register by contacting the Pleasant Grove Office (801) 785-1169

  4. For questions email: andreaw@greenhousecenter.org

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