Principal's Pointers 3.17.17.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:15am

Principal’s Pointers 3/17/17

As we continue to focus on building Positive Values, here are some practical suggestions for opportunities you can try at home:

  • At the end of each day, help your children recall ways in which they helped others and ways in which they were helped. Make this a daily ritual for closing the day.
  • Show compassion and caring to all family members. Notice the caring ways of others, and point it out to your children. Also point out the non-caring things people do, and let them see the effect of both.
  • When your children do something that demonstrates caring, talk about the event so they can feel satisfaction from the experience. Don't assume this will happen automatically.
  • Give your child ways to help others.  Do volunteer work together as a family – at an animal shelter, a nature center, a food bank, or for another cause you care about.
  • Have your child share their books and toys with other children.
  • Have a neighborhood garage sale.  Use the proceeds to purchase necessities and gifts for a local family in need or donate them to a local charity.

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Proud to be your principal,

Lenore Schiff