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December 14, 2018
By Mrs. Blumenshine

Planning and preparations for the upcoming gala are well underway. We are looking for gift cards to be used in conjunction with games and giveaways. No amount is too big or too small! If you have a gift card sitting around the house that you don't plan to use or if you receive one for Christmas that you don't necessarily need, please keep us in mind! We will be collecting gift cards through February. Thank you for your help!

Posted in December

#5 Teach Kindness

November 02, 2018
By Mrs. Blumenshine

Continuing with the theme of Kindness is Contagious,  here is the final simple thing you can do to raise kind kids. #5 Teach kindness by giving kids real responsibilities in family life. At the heart of kindness is a spirit of helpfulness. Research finds when children have chores - jobs they're not paid to do, but ones they're expected to do as contributing family members - they develop a greater concern for others. #defenderpride

Posted in November

#4 Insist on Kindness

October 30, 2018
By Mrs. Blumenshine

#4 Insist on kindness and respect in ALL family interactions. Correct unkind and disrespectful behavior immediately by asking for a "redo." "Can you kindly say that in a more respectful way?" "What do you think is a fair consequence for speaking disrespectfully - one that will help you remember the rule?" #defenderpride

Posted in October

Model Kindness

October 23, 2018
By Mrs. Blumenshine

#3 Model kindness in word and deed. Treat youor children kindly. Set an example of kindess and respect by how you treat and talk about persons outside the family such as relatives, neighbors, and teachers. 

Stay tuned for #4...

Posted in October

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