Family Resources

"start where you are. Use what you have. do what you can." Arthur Ashe

Parents, you're doing what you can and that is ok.

Visit the Virtual Calming Room if you need a breathing break. We're all in this together and we will get through this together. Take care of yourself.

take a pause and join us for mindful mondays

  • EVERY MONDAY, 11:30-11:45 am

  • CLICK HERE to Register and receive a Zoom Link

  • Recordings from previous Mindful Monday sessions can be accessed HERE.

Managing distance learning

regularly check in with your child

Begin & End each day by Checking in with your Child:

In the morning, you might ask:

How are you feeling today?

What classes/subject do you have today?

Do you have any assessments?

How will you spend your time?

What resources do you need?

What can I do to help?

At the end of the day, you might ask:

How far did you get in your learning tasks today?

What did you discover? What was hard?

What could we do to make tomorrow better?


RITUALS and ROUTINES ARE IMPORTANT

Support your child to start each day with a ritual of:

Eating a nutritious breakfast

Do a grounding activity- like a 2-minute Mindfulness Practice

Pause to take Brain Breaks throughout the day

Take time for a healthy lunch

End each day on a positive note- say one thing that went well or one gratitude

connect through family stories

Research shows that telling family stories help develop students' sense of identity and self-esteem- deepening their connection to their cultural heritage. Use this time together to connect through family storytelling.

SEL Skill-Building Tips for families by month:

It's never too early (or too late) to talk about race. Check out PBISKids for a conversation on race. Talking and knowing are first steps to healing.

remember to maintain your social, emotional, and physical health by regularly practicing:

Even 2-3 minutes of mindfulness practices a day is beneficial for your social and emotional wellbeing.

Join a fun, free online video workout or take a short walk around the block. Your mental and physical health depend on you getting up and moving.

Sleep, read, listen to music, draw- whatever you can do to slow things down and let your body and mind rest will support your overall well-being.