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Speaking with Your Child About the Vegas Attack

My blog this week was supposed to be about October being Dyslexia Awareness month and the Dyslexia Awareness Fair that is occurring on campus this Saturday. Instead, I woke up this morning, like many of us, to learn about the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas. We grieve for those killed, the hundreds injured and the countless friends and family members who are impacted by this abhorrent violence. As educators and parents, we also search for how best to help our children process this tragedy and the media blitz that will follow. Today is Day 1 of news coverage but certainly this story will dominate the news cycle for several days.  How children are processing the news today may be different than in a few days. Continue reading


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Super Bloom

Death Valley, USA.  That’s what I kept thinking about this past Wednesday evening while at our annual Family Night that features our Art Show, drama performances, book fair, and middle school Project-Based Learning Expo.  Before you think that odd, hear me out because there is something incredible happening there right now, and I think it provides us fabulous insight into who our students are and what they need. Continue reading


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Speaking with your child about the Paris attacks

The appalling attacks that occurred Friday in Paris leave all of us shaken and heartbroken.  As we mourn for the victims and their families, along with the citizens of France, we also search for how best to help our children process the tragedy and the media blitz that follows.  I’ve found guidance from several source and have tried to summarize the takeaways most meaningful to me.   Continue reading


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Starting the Year with Hopes and Dreams

Our first two full weeks of school have been exciting ones. We’ve even had two rainy day dismissals, which matches our total for all of last year! It was marked extra special though by Week 2 being the kickoff of enrichment classes. Continue reading