Newsletter January 2020

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    Principal’s News – January 2020

    A new year and a new decade is just around the corner. Do you have plans for 2020? “Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it!”

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 28th! We will hold our annual STEAM night at Granite Elementary from 6:30pm-8:00. We will have science experiments, sphero activities, math games, engineering, clay art, and more. Bring everyone for some family fun.

    In continuing the 5 basics to cover during “the talk”, number 3 is:

    Internet Safety 2020

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    In continuing the 5 basics to cover during “the talk”, number 3 is:

    DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE.

    Just because it’s online doesn’t make it true. Not everybody is who they say they are.

    ·         Younger kids: Teach kids to be detectives. Ask: How can you tell whether something is true online? What are some signs that something might not be true?

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    ·         Older kids: Use reputable sources. Learn to recognize red flags. Ask: How can you tell what’s a reliable source of information? What are some signs something’s a scam?

    Social Skills 2019

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    Today’s Social Skills Lesson

    Today, your child was presented a social skills class coordinated by our counseling team.

    We began with a review of our school wide theme of “GRRR”: Granite Grizzlies are Responsible, Respectful and Ready to learn! The social skills classes each month will provide the skills to “GRRR”!

    • We participated in a mindfulness breathing and relaxing exercise.
    • We also reviewed “If you don’t show it, they won’t know it!”
    • Today’s topics:
      • Perseverance/Grit: Not quitting, being “ok” with working hard.
      • Trying something new: How does that feel? How do we ask for help?
      • When things are easy, how do we respond to others struggling with the same task?

    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