We are so excited to welcome our Knights back to campus next week. As the first day of school nears, it is normal for children to feel anxious, especially those starting school for the first time and those transferring from other schools. Here is a great article about how to help your child cope with back-to-school anxiety.
The ISAS school counselors and social workers have a collaborative effort to send out a newsletter periodically. These newsletters are helpful resources for parents of different age group children. Read the latest issue here.
While our children have more time for fun in the sun and technology, we need to be more vigilant in monitoring our children in the digital world. The ISAS school counselors have a newsletter and technology guidelines that can guide parents through the difficulties of parenting and monitoring our children online.
Dr. Krystal Vaughn, a Licensed Professional Counselor, is offering social skills educational groups for Preschool students at Stuart Hall. The groups consist of 6 sessions for $240. Topics are based on group member needs, but may include: Making Friends, Understanding Feelings, Problem Solving, Interrupting, Tattling, and School Rules. For more information, click here.
Your son is welcome to participate in social skills group with Mr. Mike, our school counselor. The groups take place during lunch recess once a week for about 9 weeks. Each trimester there are different students participating in group to allow for as many as possible to attend. The purpose of the group is to increase the student's self awareness of themselves and life's challenges. The topics that may be explored are social skills, self-esteem, being attentive, making friends, coping skills, and confidence and team building. The boys engage in fun activities that encourage use of these skills previously mentioned.
The groups will be limited to the first 85 students who sign up and new students get first priority. Please turn in group permission slips signed by both parents by Thursday, September 1. Please log on as a parent on the school website, click on School Counselor link and then click on Permission Slip for Group. Print out one permission slip for each child and return it signed.
Please view other links that provide helpful information for life's challenges. Please contact me if I can assist you in any manner.
"We all struggle to deal thoughtfully with natural disasters and senseless violence. What is a parent to do? How do we explain natural disasters and senseless violence to our children? And how do we manage our own fear and anxiety while we keep fulfilling our responsibility to protect and nurture them?" Click here to read more from Patty Wipfler, founder, program director, and trainer of hand in hand.
Families, please find below a list of resources for internet and mobile device safety.
ISAS Internet Safety and Technology Recommendations for Families: The counselors and technology departments have collaborated to bring you a list of clear and simple guidelines for safe technology use outside of school. While in school we are continually working on promoting safe use of technology but realize it is not an easy job at home, so we have worked to create this list to help you.