What's Happening at Park
Throughout Term 3, our entire school is dedicated to fostering kindness. As part of this initiative, the lessons taught by Mrs. Lindley this month will focus on Diversity and understanding the true meaning of accepting others. We kindly ask for your assistance in working together to achieve this school-wide goal.
International Anti-Bullying Day is observed on February 23rd. On this day, we will show our support by wearing PINK to take a stand against bullying. It is a significant day to promote kindness and encourage everyone to treat others with dignity and respect. By collaborating and supporting each other, we can ensure that our school, Park, remains a safe learning environment for everyone. Let's demonstrate our commitment to Bullying Awareness, Prevention, and Diversity by wearing pink attire on February 23rd.
Thanks for being supportive parents and having such great kids.
Term 3 Party
Our Expectation: Act with Respect
Goal: Being Kind. No referral for bulling or being unkind.
Reward: Movie on March 5th.
As we take in and process information and stimuli around us, these sensations are filtered through the emotional centers of our brain. This affects how we perceive the incoming information, and also how we store that information into our Long Term Memory. If we are in a reactive state, this information is perceived through our Downstairs Brain. This is why two people can be in the exact place, sensing the exact same things, but have two very different experiences. Here's where "Check Your Story" can be very useful. If you are feeling really big and uncomfortable emotions around an event; "Check Your Story!" If you find that your experience of an event (or even your memory of an event) differs from someone else's; "Check Your Story!" Some helpful questions to ask yourself are:
What are the facts? What's my evidence?
Do I have enough information to react?
Is there another way of looking at this (ex: What’s another Reframe?)
How is my emotional response affecting my "story?"
Is my story helpful or hurtful?
Or, as Brene Brown puts it in Atlas of the Heart
"Do I have enough information to freak out?"
"Will freaking out help?"
Sometimes this idea of "Check Your Story" is referred to as narrative development. Here is an interesting article on how narrative development is imperative to growth after trauma.Growth After Trauma by Richard G. Tedeschi
No school Presidents Day- 2/19/24
Preschool Classes 2024-2025
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Utah Food Bank Mobile Pantry
Teacher Read-alouds on the Website
We had some parents requesting to have Teacher Read-Alouds from our Reading Night be given to our parents to use at home. We have put them on the website for your use.
Upcoming Important Dates
- Feb 1: Choir Rehearsal @3:00
- Feb 2: Park School Spirit Day- Wear School Shirts or School Colors
- Feb 5: Art Project Due for Arts in the Park/Lindley Lessons/Victory Assembly @ 1:45
- Feb 7: Student Led Conferences/Arts in the Park Parent Preview during SLC's/District Science Fair
- Feb 8: Student Led Conferences/Arts in the Park Parent Preview during SLC's/Choir Rehearsal@ 3
- Feb 9: Park School Spirit Day- Wear School Shirts or School Colors/Arts Assembly @ 2:15
- Feb 14: Valentine's Day
- Feb 15: Choir Rehearsal @3:00
- Feb 16: Park School Spirit Day- Wear School Shirts or School Colors/2nd Grade Field Trip
- Feb 19: President's Day (NO SCHOOL)
- Feb 22: Choir Rehearsal @3:00
- Feb 27: Utah Food Bank
- Feb 28: Spring Pictures/PSL Meeting @3
- Feb 29: Choir Rehearsal @3:00