Dear HRM Parents and Guardians,
- Thank you to all the classes and families for joining us as we are praying the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena.
- Thank you to all the students and staff in Ms. Adams and Ms. Fernandes’ Classes for facilitating the Virtue of the Month Assembly focusing on “Fairness.”
- Thank you to everyone for participating in Orange T-Shirt Day.
Thomas Merton Grade6-8 Summer School Program: This program is back and is intended for students who have completed Grades6-8. Please use the link in the poster to register- no applications will be accepted after June 24.
Students’ Belongings Pick-Up and Return of Technology and School Resources: Further to the email that is sent by the Board, families will receive a plan specific to Holy Rosary-Milton and the chance to book a time, similar to last year. Thank you in advance for your support- Please ensure that you collect all school/class resources and belongings to return to the school on June 28 and 29.
Multi-Year Strategic Plan Survey- Year5: We value your feedback! Please take a few minutes to complete the HCDSB Strategic Plan Monitoring Survey: http://bit.ly/StratPlanSurvey2021 . The survey will be open from June 9th until June 23 rd. Results will be used by senior staff to help evaluate our progress in meeting the goals of our Strategic Plan “Focus on Our Students: Strategic Plan 2016-2021” and will be included in the “Directors Report to Trustees – Year 5 of Implementation” in the fall. The survey is completely anonymous, and all data will be stored and protected by Research & Development Services. Questions about the survey can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting Well-Being: Raising Resilient Children: Resiliency is commonly thought of as the ability to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. It helps us to cope with our feelings so we can learn from an experience and move forward. For a child this could mean, having a disagreement with a friend, failing a test or not making a team. Below are some strategies to help your child to build resiliency:
- Build and maintain relationships. Children need to feel that they belong and have people who support them.
- Be a positive role model. Children learn by watching.
- Teach optimistic thinking. Children with a positive outlook have more confidence and self-esteem.
- Use positive discipline practices. Help children learn and understand the impact of their behaviors, actions, and choices. Set clear, reasonable limits. Tell and show what behavior is expected (not just what children shouldn’t do) and use fair consequences.
- Give children choices. Helps build decision making skills.
- Encourage creative problem solving. Helps children think about alternate solutions.
- Teach children how to be assertive. Show children how to confidently and respectfully communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs to others in a way that is not hurtful.
- Help your child identify and develop strengths. Encourage them to try new things. Praise their efforts.
- Help your child identify and name their feelings. Learning to recognize and label their emotions is the first step in teaching ways to effectively express emotions.
- Build parenting resiliency. Ask for help. Read parenting books or attend parenting workshops.
– Healthy Schools Halton
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Wishing you a great weekend – the Staff of Holy Rosary-Milton CES