Andrew Avenue Elementary School
March 8, 2019
PTO Meeting tonight from 5:15 to 6:00
Andrew Avenue elementary school
Mrs. Barker’s Counselor's Corner
If you would like to meet with me to discuss your child, please click the link on the Andrew Avenue Friday email or call the main office at (203) 720-5221 to schedule a conference time.
Throughout the remainder of this month, students will be learning about empathy. Empathy is not something that is taught through lecturing. Instead, it’s something that must be woven in all aspects of life on a regular basis. There is no way to exaggerate the importance of teaching children empathy. Why is it important to "walk in someone else's shoes?" According to a study by the Brookings Institution, "empathy correlates with higher student achievement." Empathy is gaining attention as an important component of emotional intelligence and as a way to reduce bullying. When a person learns to understand and share the feelings of another, the pro-social behavior that results shows up in better relationships, closer friendships and stronger communities -- it's that important! It also allows them to develop other caring character strengths, such as compassion and gratitude.
Here are five steps to cultivate empathy:
Watch & Listen: What is the other person saying, and what is his or her body language?
Remember: When did you feel the same way?
Imagine: How does the other person feel? And how would you feel in that Situation?
Ask: Ask what the person is feeling.
Show You Care: Let him or her know that you
care through your words and actions.
Ask your child if they were able to feel empathy for the main character in this Book!
Actually starts on Monday, March 18, 2019 through Friday, March 21, 2019
Classes compete to see who can fill their jar with the most pennies. The Class with the most pennies wins.
The key aim (and the real fundraiser) is to sabotage the jars of your rivals. This is done by adding coins other than pennies to their jars which score negatively. Therefore 10 pennies in one team's jar can be wiped out by the addition of a coin worth 10 by another team.
This is run by Mrs. Kane one of our kindergarten teachers, it is not a fundraiser for Andrew Avenue and we do not receive any funds from it.
Our doors open at 8:40 AM students can then enter and go have breakfast. (We have free breakfast and free lunch.) A bell rings at 8:55 AM at which time school officially begins. Our day ends at 3:25 PM. On a half day, school dismisses at 1:00 PM. Lunch is served on all half days. On ½ days called on account of weather and when all after-school activities are canceled the SPARK and YMCA program does not run. Please make sure the school knows how your child/children will be going home on those days.
If you are looking for our school calendar or the lunch menu, or even school news & events please check out Our School's Webpage
As always, if you have any questions, please call the school office at (203) 720-5221.