I am going on maternity leave starting next week. Mrs. Courtney Talley will be covering my Guidance Classes 4k-8th on either Wednesday or Friday. If you need to reach her at any point, please contact Jill Saltzmann or Kelli Vogt.
GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE
By: WATERFORD GRADED SCHOOLS
WHEN: January 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Waterford High School
TICKETS: FREE! Attend and receive a free parent guide
*appropriate for ages 10 and up
ParenTeenConnect.org, a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program, is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues. Ask your student about Guidance Class and some issues we have talked about through Second Step.
Keep the holidays simple and everyone happy with these suggestions from Home & School Connection:
This Thursday the K-Kids will be hosting a holiday celebration for staff, as well as having their Installation Ceremony! This is an event that students look forward to each year as they not only get to enjoy holiday snacks, but will have conversations with teachers and staff that they do not regularly see.
Next Week Tuesday, is another event that K-Kids love participating in....Caroling at the Elder Cottages! It is so great to see all of the smiles and holiday cheer!
This past month in Guidance classes across the grades, we have been discussing empathy or the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy helps create successful, happy kids, who are kind, moral, courageous and resilient.
Caring about other's is not just about playing nice; it is skill that is vital for children's well-being, mental health and leadership skills. This holiday season, students have been doing a great job showing they care and expressing empathy through out their school day, during after school clubs and through volunteer work.
Asking "How was school today?" might not get you far. Instead, ask questions like these for a better idea of how your students day went:
Students in both elementary and middle are having fun exploring careers and finding out where their skills and interests meet. Look for class activities being sent home and ask your students what jobs/careers they are learning about. Some of the 1st grade students favorites so far include: Veterinarian, Construction worker, Archeologist, Artist, Teacher, Chef, Police Officer, Farmer, Baseball Player, Soccer Player, Cashier, Doctor and Gym Teacher.
From Rock the Block to Meet and Greet and almost through the first day of school...we are off to a great start of the 2017-2018 school year! It is so good to see smiling faces ready for new challenges and adventures! It is also wonderful to be adding so many fresh faces to the Bulldog family! As the school year gets going, please don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can help with! The best way to reach me is via email: email@example.com.