Parent Partnership

News and Resources for your SEL Team 11.24.2020

Mark Your Calendars!

We hope this finds you and your families healthy and well. We want to thank you so much for coming to our first virtual parent event of the year where we spent some time talking about the Zones of Regulation. If you missed it, you can check out the video here!


We are now excited and proud to present our second Parent Partnership Event:

Parent Wellness and Mental Health. See below for details!

Parent Partnership Remote Edition: Parent Wellness and Mental Health

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them during a pandemic? Learn about the range of mental health for children and adults and practice strategies to effectively respond to stress and engage in wellness.


This evening will be facilitated by our School Social Worker, Sarah Healy, LSSW, CWSA

with a Guest Speaker from The Parent Support Network of Beaverton, Kaari Tattar.


Review The Parent Support Network website.


When: 12/15/2020

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Where: RSVP Here and we will send you the Zoom Link to the event.


We hope to see you there!

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5th Grade Parents: Options Schools

Options Schools Updates

Options School Portal:

NEW! Links to Open House Videos

View the Open House Videos to find out if the options school is a good fit for your student!


Options School Application Deadline: Applications must be received online, or in the Learning Options office no later than Friday, December 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM


Questions? Email emily_gotfried@beaverton.k12.or.us OR contact the Option School directly with your question.

Wednesday Social Emotional Learning

Upcoming SEL Lessons:

Kindergarten:

12/2 Seesaw Only, 12/9 Live Zoom Lesson

Kindergarten will continue to talk about The Zones of Regulation and feelings they have in their brain and body. Kindergarteners will learn how to recognize their feelings and work to identify a strategy to match what they need!


1st and 2nd Grade:

12/2 Seesaw Only, 12/9 Live Zoom Lesson

1st and 2nd grade students will be learning about stereotypes and how to recognize and challenge stereotypes. Students will learn that making assumptions about people can prevent them from getting to know someone and understanding who they really are.


3rd-5th Grade:

12/2 Live Zoom Lesson, 12/9 Seesaw Only

3rd through 5th grade students will be focusing on communication. They will be learning about communication "bloopers" and " boosters" to foster effective and respectful communication in their interactions with others.


Reach out to Mrs. Hargrave or Mrs. Gotfried with any questions or concerns!

susan_hargrave@beaverton.k12.or.us

emily_gotfried@beaverton.k12.or.us

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Resources:

The Holidays During a Pandemic

We know this time of year is tough, and with the state-wide "freeze" happening over the holidays it can feel overwhelming at times.

Check out this article from the Child Mind Institute that provides families some helpful tips on how to manage the changes and challenges that may come up for your family at this time:


The Holidays During a Pandemic: Child Mind Institute

Community Fun:

THPRD Activities

Have you visited our Virtual Rec Center?


There are several amazing options for you and your family to stay active and entertained! You will also find a series of activities for all ages and abilities, free virtual classes, virtual events, and much more.

Sneak peek of what you will find inside THPRD's Virtual Rec Center:Come and join the fun
Click here for the Virtual Rec Center

Go out and explore!


Being outdoors makes us feel better and less stressed.

THPRD parks, trails, natural areas, and playgrounds continue to remain open during the two-week freeze. But, remember to limit your travel to nearby parks, encouraged to wear face coverings, and maintain physical distancing guidelines.

Find a park, trail, or natural area here: https://bit.ly/2Wocua7

Gratitude for our Parents and Caregivers!

We appreciate you.

Thank you for being the most incredible partners with us during this journey of distance learning. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to you and hope you can take some time to unplug and rest over the fall break.


Sincerely,

Emily Gotfried and Susan Hargrave

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