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May/June Social Skills

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Today’s Social Skills Lesson

Today, your child was presented a social skills class coordinated by our counseling team. Here are some of the details:

  • We began with our segment on mindfulness breathing and relaxing.
  • Today’s Topics:
    • We reviewed and celebrated what we have learned this year: Kind words, “When do I think it and when do I say it?”, body basics, how to start a conversation, how to keep a conversation going, how to join a group, how to accept “no” for an answer, how to thank someone, how to shake hands, how to keep a friend, and solve problems, how to be a good sport, how to calm down, how to try hard and to not quit, the differences between tattling an telling and how to handle bullying. WOW!
    • Now….Taking all of that and being good leaders:
      • What skills does a good leader have? Listens, fair, takes turns
      • Difference of being a good “boss” and being “bossy”.
      • Do you always get your way? Is that ok?
  • All linked to self-esteem. When you feel good inside, it is easy to be good to others.
    • Care for yourself!

Please discuss with your child what he/she has learned from this lesson. It can provide a wonderful form of reinforcement of essential interpersonal skills.

May Newsletter

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Principal’s News – May 2018

Here’s an interesting twist....this month I’m looking at health eating that may not be so healthy. Check into it and do your own research.
1. Going gluten-free can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Are you sure it’s gluten that’s bothering you?  Maybe it’s the lectins in these products that are causing you some troubles. Unless you are someone with Celiac Disease, you may not want to be gluten free.
2. Switching to coconut oil, which is loaded in saturated fat, can raise LDL cholesterol. Stick to avocado, olive and safflower oils instead.
3. High protein diets can have long term effects on our weight and cardiovascular health. Some meats and dairy products are high in saturated fat. Moderation and variety is key when it comes to eating for a generally healthy person.
Happy Spring!

April Internet Safety - 2018

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Report online material you may consider illegal to the appropriate authorities

It is vital that we all take responsibility for the Web and report matters, which we believe could be illegal. By doing this we can help to prevent illegal activities online, such as child-pornography or attempts to lure children via chat, mail or messaging. The hotline.ie service provides an anonymous facility for the public to report suspected illegal content encountered on the Internet, in a secure and confidential way.  The primary focus of the Hotline is to combat child pornography.  Other forms of illegal content and activities exist on the Internet and may be reported using the service.