Principal's Newletter November 2018

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Principal’s News – November 2018

It seems to be increasingly difficult to feed our families and friends these days due to food allergies. With the holidays approaching, many of us will be hosting feasts for many. Here are a few tips to help with the menu planning.

  1. For those that struggle with dairy, many recipes can tolerate dairy-free substitutes like almond or coconut milk. Also, dairy free foods such as dark, leafy vegetables, fish with soft bones, fortified orange juice, and almond milk are calcium rich.
  2. Many folks are going gluten free. Despite this, there are many grains that don’t include gluten, try eating or cooking with oats, quinoa, or sorghum (these foods are also a good source of fiber). True sourdough bread is also gluten free. Make sure you see the gluten free label.
  3. Meat free diets are also challenging. Again, using oats, quinoa, legumes, nuts, seeds, and other whole grains can help replace essential protein.

Be creative with recipes. Check various on-line sources to find recipes to fit any dietary need. Good luck!

In the book, “Building Resilience in Children and Teens” by Ginsburg and Jablow, we are learning about the importance of not only the words we say but what children see us doing. One way to do this is to maintain your own interests, address your own needs, and relieve your own stress with healthy coping strategies. This give you the energy you need to take care of others. This month, schedule some time just for you. Then have a discussion with your children about the importance of loving yourself by taking care of yourself, so you can love and take care of others.

Through the month of November keep a family Thanksgiving journal. Every day have each family member share one of two things they were thankful for that day and write it down in the journal. Try not to have any repeats and then celebrate at the end of the month all the great things in your life.

As the weather continues to cool off, please remind your children to dress appropriately.

Calendar items:

November 12 4:15 meeting

November 13 3:00 Birthday table for October and November

November 14 10:00 PTA meeting

November 14 Report card will be coming home with your child

November 21-23 No School, Thanksgiving break