November ~ A Time for Gratitude
Dear JES Family and Friends,
To show our appreciation for our Custodians and Cafeteria staff we are asking each student to EARN $1 to help provide a gift! Our Custodians and Cafeteria staff work hard each day to keep our school clean and provide healthy meals for JES Dragons. The holidays are a perfect time to show them how grateful we are. Face to Face students can turn their money into their teacher. DVA students may place their dollar in a box marked Project: GRATITUDE in the atrium at JES during regular school hours. Our collection deadline is December 4th. Thank you for your GENEROSITY.
Emotional Health and Wellbeing of JES Students
My focus at JES each day is the emotional wellbeing of our students. Most of our students express great happiness at being back at school and appreciate being with their classmates and teachers whether in person or virtually. A few outwardly express worry about the virus especially when someone they know is sick. Then they express sadness. Children need to feel they know what is going on to a reasonable extent that is age-appropriate. I want to share this story with you as a resource. I think it is a good book to explain how viruses work. The Yucky Bug by Julia Cook
Below are some great ideas to help us look at things around us in a different way. We see things differently when we practice gratitude in our lives. If there is any way that I can help you, please feel free to contact me.