Teachers, Parents, and Stakeholders, We had tremendous response to our surveys about the start of school and great interest in the focus groups. We have sent over a hundred invitations for the two focus groups that take place tonight. One for teachers and admin (4:00), and one for parents and stakeholders (6:30). We have included participants from all Nye communities. If you have not received an invitation despite indicating that you are willing, it is because we had an overwhelming response, and we don't have the capacity to invite everyone. Thank you.
Discuss the many parts of responsibility Responsibility is more than doing chores or homework. Let your teen know that it is also thinking through how your words or actions affect others or yourself. It's acting in a manner that respects yourself and others. Encourage responsibility by praising your teen when you see her keeping promises, admitting to her mistakes, making amends and accepting consequences without placing blame. http://niswc.com/36gJC276091
Let your child see you learning Nagging kids to study doesn't usually inspire a love of learning. Instead, motivate your child's desire to learn by being a learner yourself. Show him that you enjoy reading. Watch educational TV programs. Tackle projects that involve learning new skills. Demonstrate curiosity, then talk about your new ideas or discoveries with your child. http://niswc.com/16gHC276091
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Positive risks can reduce negative behavior You may think that risk-taking is scary, but a national study found that teens who challenge themselves with positive risks are less likely to engage in negative risky behavior. Encourage your teen to try positive risks at school, in his personal life and in the community, such as taking a challenging course, starting a conversation with someone he admires, or volunteering to help others. http://niswc.com/36fZC276091
Smooth the move to middle school Will your child be starting middle school in the fall? To ease the transition, begin to prepare now. Together, learn about the new school. Read its website regularly, and look for summer activities for rising middle schoolers, such as reading programs and online classes. At home, help your child keep up reading and math skills with frequent practice. Discuss his hopes and concerns about middle school, and let him know you will tackle challenges together. http://niswc.com/16fXC276091
Parent Engagement Survey: https://bit.ly/2AF7u7N Parents & Guardians, This is a six question yes/no survey that takes about 30 seconds to complete. We sent this out previously, but only received 80 responses. Please help us to collect this information for our Family Engagement team. Thank you, https://bit.ly/2AF7u7N
Superintendent Finalist Interviews -- Dr. Joseph Gent, Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 -- Dr. Warren Shillingburg, Monday, June 22 at 5:30 -- Stream Here: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive -- Agendas Here: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas
Your teen needs your time, but so do you The teen years are not just difficult for kids. They can be just as overwhelming for parents of teens. And in these uncertain times, the effects may be magnified. As you strive to care for your teen's well-being, don't ignore your own. Remember to take some time to do something for yourself. Exercise. Get enough sleep. You'll be better able to support your teen when you take care of your own needs, too. http://niswc.com/36fTC276091
Try a soapy solution to stop quarrels The ability to put aside anger and cooperate with others is important for school success. If your children are squabbling, try this solution: Wash away anger by washing windows. Put one child on the inside of a ground-floor window and the other child on the outside. They must wash the same window at the same time. By the time they're done, they'll probably be too busy laughing at each other to be angry. http://niswc.com/16fUC276091
Special: Supt. Search --- Thurs., June 11, ----- 4:00 - Interview #5 ----- 6:15 - Interview #6 --- The public feedback survey is reopened for today only. https://bit.ly/nyecsdsuptsearchfeedback --- The survey will close 30 minutes after the final interview. Agendas: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas Live-Stream: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive
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Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, We know you have been asked to fill out several surveys recently, but we would appreciate your attention to one more. This survey is meant to provide the grants department with guidance and data while writing for 20/21 grants, which will be critical for our operations in what is likely to be a challenging budget year. The survey contains 20 topics and asks you to rate each topic's importance to you and your satisfaction with district implementation. A blank response will be counted as not-applicable for you, so you are welcome to leave items blank. Please click here to take the survey: https://bit.ly/NyeGrantSurvey2020
Remind your teen of the value of English class Sometimes teens wonder why they need to take English classes if they already speak the language. Let your teen know: English classes are important because nearly every career requires strong communication skills. English class helps your teen improve grammar, build vocabulary, improve writing and build confidence when public speaking. And students get to read some great books, too! http://niswc.com/36fIC276091
Choose a nickname that's a sign of strength Giving your child a special nickname can reinforce his positive character traits. Discuss your child's greatest character strength and how it will help him in life. Then find out how to say the strength in another language, and turn it into a name. For example, a brave child might be called "El Valiente." When your child shows that strength, use the nickname. Explain what it means. If he likes the name, it may stick. http://niswc.com/16fLC276091
Parent Engagement Survey: https://bit.ly/2AF7u7N Parents & Guardians, This is the same survey that we sent out at the beginning of the year on paper through the schools. Obviously, it was not possible to do the survey the same way at the end of the year. Our grants require that we issue this survey twice per year to get comparative data. Please take a few minutes to fill out the six questions. Thank you, -NCSD Grants & Family Engagement Dept. https://bit.ly/2AF7u7N
The PVHS Class of 2020's graduation ceremony is available on Youtube: https://bit.ly/nyepvhs2020graduation Thank you, KPVM.
Board Meetings Special: Supt. Search --- Monday, June 8, 5:30 Regular Meeting --- Wed., June 10, 5:30 Special: Supt. Search --- Thurs., June 11, ----- 4:00 - Interview #5 ----- 6:15 - Interview #6 Agendas: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotagendas Live-Stream: https://bit.ly/nyecsdbotlive
Ask teachers how to support summer learning The learning activities you provide your teen can improve her academic success. But you don't have to come up with them on your own. Your teen's teachers can offer suggestions and guidance. You may not be able to meet in person, but you can email them and ask for help. Ask for specific suggestions of things you can do with your teen this summer to help her be as ready as possible for the next school year. http://niswc.com/36fBC276091
Bird watching is science in action To help your child connect with science, encourage her to keep a record of the birds she sees. She can draw them, write descriptions or take pictures. While she's at it, discuss ways humans and birds are similar. You might ask, "Do you think baby birds are afraid when they learn to fly? Are there things you might be afraid to do but know you need to learn?" Help her go online to identify and learn more about birds in your area. http://niswc.com/16fDC276091 _______________________________________