Hello Lower School Viking Parents!
Brrrr….Did you hear that? Yup, that’s the sound of cold weather. It’s time to start sending in snow boots (YIKES!) and snow pants (DOUBLE YIKES!) for your young vikings. You may also want to check any back up clothing you sent in to school in the beginning of the year and switch those shorts and short sleeved shirts out to something a little more warm…..and don’t forget the hats and gloves! Remember, our school dress code states no shorts after Thanksgiving break.
UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER:
- Saturday, November 17 – Parent’s Day Out, 12-5pm*
- Tuesday, November 20 Thanksgiving Break begins at end of day
Monday, November 26 Classes resume
- Wednesday, November 28 – Kickoff for Parent Education Series on Belonging*
- Monday, December 3 – Friday, December 7th – Book Fair, 8:00- 4:00pm, Huntington Room (near the Dining Hall)
- Friday, December 7- Sweet Celebration*
From the Head of Lower School
Mark L. Hansen
Developing a Growth Mindset for Children
On Thursday morning at the November Lower School Parent Coffee, Mrs. Schroeder and Mr. Ditty presented on the topic, “Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Kids.” For those that were unable to attend, here is the slideshow from the presentation. Our December Parent Coffee will be on Thursday, December 13 from 8:30-9:30 am in the Fireside of the Dining Hall. The topic will be, “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” It is based on the bestselling book of the same title by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Parenting Article of the Week
This week’s article is from Motherly and is entitled, “6 questions Montessori teachers ask when they want to change ‘bad’ behavior.” It can be found following this link.
Parent Book Club
We will meet on Wednesday, November 14 from 8:30-9:30 in the Fireside Room of the Dining Hall. It is called The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary and we will discuss Chapters 1-7. Here is some information about the book as well as a TED Talk she gave about it. I look forward to our conversation.
Quote for the Week
PARENT’S DAY OUT (Saturday, November 17):
Five hours for your CA student to enjoy with their friends and our caring and fun CASE staff…and FIVE HOURS FOR YOU TO ENJOY…DOING WHATEVER! $30 per child. Register through the ASA brochure or call the Special Programs Office at 614-509-2267.
PARENT EDUCATION SERIES : Kick Off Program – Wednesday, November 28
RSVPS are required by Monday, Nov 26th to Kdvaziri@aol.com. Please include number of children and their ages you would like for child care.
For more information on Dr. Nakamura and the Parent Education series, please visit the Parent Education Page on the PACA Website.