Tis the Season

Posted by on 12/11/2015 2:46:00 PM

Happy Holidays! 

It is hard to believe that the calendar reads December. I do not recall a time when the weather stayed as warm as the temperatures we have seen. While I appreciate the sunshine and warmth, I do miss seeing a little of the white, fluffy stuff that can make us feel festive.

Our students have the school routine down pat; however, sometimes they may feel uneasy because our home routines are disrupted with special events and festivities. I am surprised at how many holiday specials that have recently aired late at night. Charlie Brown, the Grinch and Toy Story recently started at 9 pm. I used to cry when my mom would not let me stay up until 8:30 pm. I can’t imagine what she would say today. We didn’t have a DVR or other ways to watch special shows that truly only aired once a season. 

The social and emotional health of our students is important to us. At BCSD, we strive to keep routines normal here at school and value the time we have with your children each day. Teachers worked incredibly hard this summer write and plan curriculum that engages all students so that learning is satisfying for all. Our units strive to help students make meaning of the world around us and foster creativity in how students connect to the content. When students have the learning mindset, they understand that working hard and working wisely will help them achieve mastery. 

Please partner with us at home. Make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and healthy meals. If they are struggling with homework, please encourage them to do their best and tell them that practice makes perfect!  Feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you are unsure about how to help them if their struggles persist. And most of all enjoy time together as a family. Children grow quickly. Appreciate the precious time that you have each day during this holiday season.