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Update June 5, 2020

We have a Lord who is capable of crying with us, capable of walking with us in the most difficult moments of life.

~ Pope Francis

Thank you for your continued patience as we complete week nine of Distance Learning. The HCDSB has completed the Elementary School Curbside Access for Student Belongings Protocol for Parents/Guardians – found below. Details for family pick up times and information will be emailed separately in school messenger. Please note that pick up dates will be during school hours from Monday June 22 to Thursday June 25.

Thank you to all our families who continue to support the Burlington “Front Porch Clap” in support of our essential workers! Please remember to show your support each Friday evening at 7pm ~ TOGETHER Let’s make some NOISE & show our appreciation!!!

Parenting in the Digital Age

What is Digital Citizenship? Digital Citizenship is the way a person behaves while using technology. Being SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE while online is important! Parents can encourage healthy and safe online habits at home by considering the following:

  1. Talk with your kids – stay calm; talk early and often; be open and direct.
  2. Educate yourself – search online for anything you do not understand. If your child tries new technology – try it with them.
  3. Use parent controls – on your child’s phone, tablet and game consoles. Keep track of your child’s screen time and how it is being used.
  4. Set ground rules – create a family media agreement; set time and place limits for tech usage; be consistent about enforcing the expectations you have set.
  5. Seek balance – friend your children on social media; balance respecting their space online and preparing them on how to be safe and how to behave online; instill in them your values and the importance of a good online reputation.

MindUP Lesson 15 – Taking Mindful Action in the World

Your child will be starting lesson 15, Taking Mindful Action in the World, for the next two weeks.  In this lesson they will be learning about a special nerve cell called mirror neurons.  This nerve cell helps them understand the feelings of or have empathy for other people.  When they see someone expressing an emotion, their neural pathways connect to that emotion are activated. 

When your child works together in a positive way feeling of kindness, levels of dopamine and opportunities for activating neutral pathways of pleasure and rewards multiply. This makes kindness “contagious.”  Focusing on kindness will increase their levels of dopamine and more empathy and compassion. 

Try some of these things with your child/children at home or in your community:

  • Picking up litter
  • Writing cards for healthcare workers
  • Sending a text or virtual KIND message to a friend or family member
  • Have your child help make and clean up after dinner
  • Share what you are grateful for with our family & friends
  • Write positive messages with chalk or on paper

ISW June Sale – Save 10% on your entire purchase

  • Returning Students – Log into your account to shop for your uniform. Our new chat window lets you connect with one of your uniform experts while you shop!
  • New Students 3 WAYS TO SHOP
  1. IN-STORE APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an in-store one-on-one appointment with one of our uniform experts.
  2. VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT – New families are welcome to book an appointment from home via video chat with one of our uniform experts.
  3. ONLINE LIVE CHAT – Our new chat window lets you connect with one of our uniform experts while you shop.

~ https://www.iswuniforms.com/

Reach Out Centre for Kids Event

Back by popular demand…Anxiety Part 1 Webinar! A discussion on understanding what anxiety is and how it shows up in children and teens. Join ROCK Clinicians on June 8 for this informative session. For more information and to register, please visit https://rockevents.ca/event/anxiety-part-1-webinar/

 Burlington Parks & Recreation

Are you looking for fun activities to do at home with the kids? Burlington Parks & Rec have over 100 missions for your kids to complete! Try a board game! It’s one of many activities in the 30/60 Home Play Challenge.

~ https://www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/programming-activities-and-resources.asp

Promoting Well-Being – BOKS IS HERE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY STAY ACTIVE AT HOME

“With many schools being closed and kids at home, BOKS will share as many games and activities as possible to keep kids active and happy during this difficult time. We know that anxiety is at an all-time high and one of the best ways to reduce stress in kids and adults is to get your daily dose of endorphins – so we want to provide you with as many free and accessible resources as possible.”

~ https://www.bokskids.ca/boks-at-home/

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