COVID-19 Communication - 5/19
May 19, 2020
There is a lot going on these days; I know that I do not have to tell you that, though. With so much information out there, I decided it may be beneficial to offer a Zoom Q&A session for anyone who would like a question or two answered. No formal agenda, just a safe place for you to ask whatever it is you are wondering.
I will be on Zoom at the link below from 9-10AM this Friday, May 22nd. Feel free to pop in and say hello or stay and listen. I can't promise I have all the answers, but I will certainly try or I will ask the experts. After the call I will put together a document to share with all in the Jaguar Journal.
: Friday Q&A
: May 22, 2020 09:00-10:00 AM Central Time
810 7034 5571
Zoom Link to Friday Q&A
For Your Calendar - Next Week
Tuesday 5/26 from 5:30-6:00PM
5th grade drive-by.
5th graders will be stationed on the side walk along the main parking lot on A Avenue; we ask families to travel up B Avenue, to 23rd Street and then down A Avenue through the parking lot. Please plan to drive by and send our 5th graders off to middle school.
Activities and events will be sent for you to do at home as a family; please share your pictures!
End of the Year Pick-Up
Please make sure to sign up for a time to pick up your students school supplies and materials. More details on this will be sent on Wednesday (5/27).
Friday 5/29 at 9AM
Last Day Prayer Service and Awards Ceremony
We ask that students and families join us beginning at 9AM for our final day awards ceremony and prayer service. More details on how to join will be sent next week.
End of the Year Material Pick-Up - Sign-Up HERE
Doodling - a powerful tool
SHARE & PRACTICE THE CATCHPHRASE ///
A catchphrase is a concept kids can easily remember. It helps them catch onto a big idea to positively impact the way they think and act, and then they can toss it out for others to catch onto too!
THIS WEEK’S FRIENDZY CATCHPHRASE /// I Miss You!
START DOODLING ///
Print out these doodle cards for your child to color and decorate it. Hang it in your front window as a way to spread the encouragement to neighbors or delivery people that pass by. Send to a friend, a teammate, a teacher, an extended family member.
CONVERSATION WHILE COLORING ///
Take time to start an intentional conversation while coloring. This creates space for connection and for young people to process their feelings.
WHO ARE YOU MISSING MOST DURING THIS TIME?
WHAT DO YOU MISS ABOUT THEM?
SHARE ABOUT ONE FUN MEMORY YOU HAVE WITH THIS PERSON.
LET’S BRAINSTORM SOME WAYS THAT WE CONNECT WITH THIS PERSON THIS WEEK. WE WILL NEED TO BE CREATIVE...IT WILL BE FUN!
DOODLING CAN LOWER OUR STRESS LEVELS ///
When we doodle and color, our brains actually relax. Psychologist Gloria Martinez Ayala noticed that when we color we activate both sides or our brain hemispheres. This type of dual brain function is a great way to manage stress. Ayala also clarified that the process of doodling incorporates the areas of the cerebral cortex involved in vision and fine motor skills. The brain “relaxation” that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress. Our bodies benefit from coloring and doodling.
Friendzy IMY Doodle JK-4 Coloring Sheet
Friendzy IMY Doodle 5-8 Coloring Sheet
Citizenship Character Counts
Please see the video below for the students awarded the Citizenship award in the Character Counts program.
St. Matthew COVID-19 Page
on Tuesday, May 19 at 5:41PM