It’s amazing this is the last newsletter of 2012! The kids have been very busy with exciting things this month, and they have worked really hard on supporting one another and encouraging each other.
Has your child come home saying he/she is a bucket filler or that someone helped fill his/her bucket? Are you wondering what that means? Let me explain…I have read the book, “Have you Filled a Bucket Today” by Carol McCloud to all of the students. The book explains to children that we all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our feelings about ourselves. When our buckets are full, we are happy; when they are empty, we are sad. It’s important to know that we can fill our own bucket and so can others. The best way to fill up our own bucket is by doing things to fill the buckets of others. This abstract idea is made very understandable in Carol McCloud’s delightful book. We’ve taken things one step further by providing forms that kids can actually write kind things to others in the school to try to “fill a bucket.” Student Council has taken a big role in this, and we’re all enjoying being bucket fillers at Stevenson. Feel free to stop outside the office and fill your child’s bucket any time you’re in the building!
· December 3-8th: Canned Food Drive
· December 5th: Santa Phones due
· December 11th @ 7:00 pm
Parent evening with children’s book author, Julia Cook. Julia Cook is nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. The goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young children into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers. Many of these books are used to teach specific topics such as: interrupting, following directions, listening, tattling, teamwork, and many more. This will take place at Barrington Elementary in Upper Arlington. Free childcare will be provided by Upper Arlington High School students.
Helping Girls Become Confident Leaders Parenting advice on how to raise strong, confident daughters from the inside out based on research.
How to Raise an Optimistic Kid Dr. Michele Borba gives strategies to help your child develop a more optimistic attitude.
Easing School Jitters Parenting tips to ease those jitters and smooth the transition for
the new school year.
Stop Bullying Now This interactive website gives great information to kids about bullying.
Kids Against Bullying Kids can watch cartoon videos, play games, and learn about what to do about bullies that bother others.