who came to school Ready to Learn by being Balanced!
Names (nominated by)
Maggie Larkin (Webb)
Casey Higgins (McCarthy)
Liam Burg (Wells)
Marilia Tsirikos-Karaparios (McCafferty)
Naijal Hawkins (Outrich)
Johanna Zheng (Grzelak)
Ivy McLennan (Bubbett)
Aum Tyler (Hawley)
Alta Taseff (Hawley)
Sam Uva (Kirby)
D’Nyla Collier (Guardado)
Miracle Smith (Nasca)
Kendall Fluker (Glickman)
They stood proud while they read their posters and explained why Black History Month is important.
Our students enjoyed hearing about all of the famous Black Americans who came from the very same neighborhoods as many of them.
CSA's performance was very inspiring!
In light of last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, I want to share some information and resources with you.
In addition to our safety preparedness, our school also places a great emphasis on social emotional supports for students. Our dedicated team of teachers, social workers (https://www.beechbrook.org/), and school psychologist are here to support our students who may be experiencing social emotional health issues.
In PYP, we create safe spaces to learn through our school wide practice of Morning Meetings using the Responsive Teaching Model. The four parts of this model are:
- Greeting: Students and teachers greet and welcome each other.
- Sharing: Students share something about themselves or their lives, and the rest of their peers listen, then ask follow-up questions or offer comments.
- Activity: The group completes an activity that encourages teamwork while re-emphasizing social or academic skills.
- Morning message: Students read a short message from their teacher, usually describing what is to come in the day ahead.
In MYP, students have discussed Current Events through CNN News, articles, and advisory time. Students have had time to talk in classes about how these events have impacted them and to share their feelings. Staff members have been supportive while using this time as teachable moments on how to peacefully protest and work together for positive change.
Below you will find a number of resources and professional advice for talking with your children about violence and tragedy.
This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.
To access the SaferSchools Ohio tip line, call or text 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764).
Talking to Children About Violence - Tips for Parents and Teachers
The National Association of School Psychologists put together a helpful and comprehensive guide to talking to children about violence. Click here to read the guide.
“Resiliency After Violence,” The Harvard Graduate School of Education
The American School Counselor Association on helping kids after a shooting
The Coalition to Support Grieving Students, with research-backed resources
Useful two-page guidance from the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend finding their balance! This week will be full of fun with,
Dr. Suess, I love to read week!