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Red Ribbon Week

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The October 2018 theme is "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free."
 
KENSINGTON RED RIBBON WEEK DAYS
  • Monday (10/21): Dare to BE Different- Dress completely mismatched!
  • Tuesday (10/22): Don't Sweat the Small Stuff- Wear your favorite sweatshirt!
  • Wednesday (10/23): Choose KIND WORDS every Day- Wear clothes full of words!
  • Thursday (10/24): Stay Involved, Stay Healthy- Wear something from an outside activity that you are involved in: jersey, karate belt, medal, scout uniform, etc.
  • Friday (10/26): United We Stand- Wear your Pirate Pride or maroon and white!

Routines As Children Return to School

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It's time to head back to school!! Routines help to start the school feeling "ready to go," instead of "stressed out." Bedtime routines, waking up, choosing clothes, school route and storage location of back pack and shoes can be positive starting points!
 
Bedtime routines & Wake Up: It's easy to want to squeeze the last few minutes out of summer, but kids really need some time to adjust. Remember that kids need more than 8 hours of sleep, depending on their age. If your children have been going to bed two hours or more later than they typically would for school, try scaling back bedtime by 30 minutes to an hour each night. Have your children wake up at the time they normally would rise in the morning for school as "practice."
 
Choosing Clothes: Ask your kids to choose clothes the night before school to make mornings easier. Placing the clothing in an area that is easy for your child to access can really help the process. They may even enjoy putting "outfits" together! 
 
Getting to School: Practice the route to school together or walk to the bus stop together. It may be fun to play on the school playground as a reward!
 
 Backpacks and shoes: Good habits can make the school year easier! Work with your child to find a location for backpacks and shoes to be stored so they are easy to find in the morning. When students complete homework, put it in folders. Students create great habits when they place the folders in their backpacks as soon as the homework is finished.  
  
 
 
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
 
-Jon Kabat Zinn 

Mindful Mondays

Rocky River Schools

MINDFUL MONDAYS

 

Relax and get ready for the day...

 

Please Join us on Mondays

 (all students welcome)
 
8:15 – 8:30 AM

In the Gym

 Starts 9/16


Homework

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  1.  Make sure you have a designated homework spot (but remember that some students like to work at a desk or table, while others focus better standing up or even working on the floor)
  2. Be positive when talking about homework ("I know you can do it!")
  3. Make sure you encourage good work, but resist the urge to complete the work for your child, especially if they are struggling. Teachers need to see mistakes that children make while completing homework. If you view it as "practice," it makes more sense. 
  4. Make sure you communicate with your child's teacher about questions, concerns and positives that you notice.

Kindness

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Our Kensington Counseling theme for 2019-2020 is "We are better together." Students will have opportunities to give and receive respect and kindness to others throughout the year.
 
Some of the programming students will participate in is the following:
  • Start with Hello Week (September 23-27)
  • Red Ribbon Week (October 21-25)
  • The Great Kindness Challenge (January 27-31) 

HELPLINES & RESOURCES

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HELPLINES  & RESOURCES
 
Front Line (formerly Mobile Crisis)- 216.623.6888
Emergency- 911
Cuyahoga County Child Abuse Hotline- 216-696-KIDS (5437) 
Rocky River Police Department (non-emergency line)- 440.331.1234 
United Way First Call for Help- 211
Rocky River Assistance Program- 216.556.5887
Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County- 216.241.3400 
 
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