Social and Emotional Learning Spotlight:
CFES explores and teaches concepts to help our students develop strong character. The Core Essentials program infuses the social-emotional learning competencies with each of our monthly values.
This month's trait focuses on Initiative - seeing what needs to be done and doing it. Certainly, everyone has already practiced this trait by being prepared for the start of the school year. Perhaps you have taken the initiative to make new friends or create new school routines to help you be successful. Try to think about opportunities to model and practice the trait of taking Initiative! We will be on the lookout this month for students showing Initiative.
☑ SEL Competencies addressed throughout the year: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making
☑ Big Idea Values addressed throughout the year: Wisdom, Initiative, Individuality, Contentment, Service, Self-Control, Compassion, Cooperation, Hope, Perseverance
From the Nurse's Office - Mrs. Melissa Hocking
HEALTHY BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS
Our students are donning backpacks, lugging lunchboxes and heading into classrooms 5 days a week. It is not uncommon if there are mixed feelings of excitement, first-day jitters, uncertainty of what the year will look like, and anxiety. Here are a few healthy tips to help prepare your child to learn, grow, and thrive!
Get at least 8 hours of sleep every night.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Remember to bring a water bottle to school and refill it at the water bottle refill stations throughout the building.
Eat the RAINBOW! Aim to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day.
Take some time every day to do something that you love, such as reading or physical activity.
Reminder -Currently the UCFSD Health and Safety Plan requires masks to be worn on the bus and while inside the buildings at all times.
Staying Safe Together PSAs - Face Masks
Free Breakfast and Lunch Program
Children need healthy meals to learn. This year, all students are able to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch, as long as the meals meet specific requirements (entree, vegetable, fruit, and dairy). Meal requirements are put in place to ensure that the food items contribute to a sufficient and healthy meal for each child. See the SSO Info page for more detail.
From the School Counselor - Mrs. Sowden
Thank you all for such a warm welcome to the CFES community...I already feel at home!
The start of the school year is a time of transition, often bringing mixed feelings. In times of stress and worry, we may let our minds fill with negativity or ‘what-ifs’. Carving out time each day to reflect on something/someone we’re grateful for can help improve emotional regulation, increase resilience and reduce stress. Please enjoy this calendar with daily prompts to guide you/your family’s gratitude practice.
I’m looking forward to a great year ahead and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns :)
Mrs. Sowden - firstname.lastname@example.org