April 2017 Newsletter

Celebrate children with us:
International Week of the Young Child: 

April 24th - 28th
24th - Music Monday - Dress like your favorite singer
25th - Taco Tuesday - Taco Bar for lunch
26th - Work Together Wednesday - we will work together to clean 
our playground.
27th - Artsy Thursday - Look for our school wide mural. 
28th - Family Friday - Parents may join your child — just grab breakfast from kitchen, sit down and enjoy. (Muffin, fruit and milk) - Wear Green and White to celebrate ACCA.  :) 49 years Strong!!

Congrats to all school family members for 9 hrs of training in “Foundations for Safe and Healthy Early Care Facilities.”  WTG!!!

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Month:
10 Signs of Child Abuse

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Changes in behavior
  • Returning to earlier behaviors
  • Fear of going home
  • Changes in eating
  • Changes in sleeping
  • Changes in school performance and attendance.
  • Lack of personal care or hygiene.
  • Risk-taking behaviors
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviors!

Child Abuse is everyone’s business.  To report call 1-800-922-5330.

April Calendar
1st - April Fools Day
4th - Trinity Early Dismiss
5th - SBCS Late Start / Preschool Library / 
     Preschool Graduation Photo's
7th - 409/SBCS No School
12th - 409 Early Release
13th - Trinity No School / ACCA Easter Party
14th - All No School
17th - Trinity/SBCS No School
18th - SBCS No School
21st - Trinity No School
24th-28th - Week of the Young Child Celebrations

Keys to Self-Control

How can you teach your little one to handle big emotions like anger, frustration, and disappointment?  Work on increasing his self-control with these strategies to help him think before he acts.

Talk it out

Give your child words to use when he is upset.  For example, if you can’t find your glasses, you might say, “I feel so frustrated! Where did I last have them?”  Then, when your child is frustrated (say, you misplaced your favorite book), encourage your child to use similar words.  “I feel mad that I lost my book.  I was looking at it in the living room—maybe it’s there.”  They’ll learn to talk through their problems and be less likely to pout or whine.

Think ahead

Prepare for situations where self-control comes in handy.  You could say, “We’re going to your cousin’s house.  Let’s think about what you can do if she’s playing with a toy you want.”  You may ask to join her, or you could ask to play with another toy until she’s finished.  Having a plan can help your child avoid grabbing the toy or yelling at their cousin.

Calm down

When your child begins to get upset, help them find ways to keep their cool.  For instance, they might take a deep breath, count to five, or draw a picture of how they are feeling.  The distraction may be enough to settle them down.  Once they’re used to these techniques, they’ll be able to do them without a reminder from you.

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