We hope you had a great holiday and hope that 2017 is an amazing year for our students, families and staff. We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday January 3rd.
Our Virtue of the Month for December was Generosity and our school did a great job of demonstrating it. We collected many cans of food for our food drive and these were given away to others less fortunate. Many of our students gave time to help others out and volunteered to assist and many different ways. Well done Promontory.
Our January Virtue is Tolerance. The definition found in the dictionary is- "a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs and practices that differ from one's own" . We will be working with our students and community to continue to develop tolerance towards others. This can include learning to be patient in the school setting when someone takes longer to grasp an idea, or when one is not as athletic as another or when picking children up after school a driver is not moving quickly enough. Tolerance will help our students learn a little more about others. We will be sending home some information in our January newsletter.
At our school we are focusing on Mindfulness. This means being aware of what you are doing and what is going on around you. It also means accepting responsibility for your own actions and working hard to learn new techniques. Our classes work on activities from the Mind Up Curriculum Series and each morning, at the end of announcements, we have a Mindful Moment. These skills help all students and adults too, to learn to calm their thoughts and actions and get ready for learning. We will start January off with our Hot Chocolate breathing. You are welcome to practice it with your children. Here is how it works: Imagine you are holding a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Breathe it in, imagining the sweet chocolatey smell. Then gently blow on it to cool it down. Next breathe it in so deeply that it warms you inside, all the way to the bottom of your stomach. Repeat 3 times. Feel free to try this with a real cup of hot chocolate.
We are looking forward to a busy month of January. Please check our calendar for regular updates.
As always my door is always open if you have questions or concerns or just want to chat.