Hello CCP Family,
Here’s my Thursday communication a day early! I wanted you to be sure to see the section on “fall break” below….
FALL BREAK - We will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Oct 17 & 18 for fall break. Our staff will attend the Durham-Orange Preschool Association teachers' conference. We truly value this time to study and network with other preschool teachers and directors from Durham and Orange counties. Please wish us well as we learn together with over 200 preschool educators.
As you receive this communication each week, I try to note in the title what Conscious Discipline skill is highlighted. That way, you can more easily refer back to the post to refresh yourself on the skills. That’s why we love the blogs! You can always return to re-read the info and it’s all in one convenient place - much better than searching through a never-ending list of emails. Just go to www.christchurchpreschoolnc.com and put in the password that was in your preschool packet.
Thank you to all the families and safe-keepers who came together for CCP spirit night dinner at Chick-fil-a on Monday! Even though the “cow” couldn’t join us, I think the children had a wonderful time. We should receive a check from them soon, so thank you kindly for your support!
We enjoyed the Rags to Riches performance of The Owl and The Turtle today. Basically the message was that everyone can be friends, even though they are different! The Rags to Riches performers are retiring after this year. We will miss their visits to our school, but we wish them well in whatever adventures come next!
CCP BOARD MEETING - We will meet on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30pm in Ascension Hall.
STAFF MEETING - Teachers, we will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 12:30 - 1:30 in room 4 of building 105.
"When we calm our body and mind, we manufacture predominantly alpha and theta brain waves, signifying that our mind is alert, yet relaxed. This state of relaxed alertness is the optimal learning state." (Managing Emotional Mayhem, p. 81) At CCP, we often stop and breathe (S.T.A.R. -Smile, Take A deep breath and Relax) to calm our bodies and bring us to this state of relaxed alertness so we are ready to learn. Adults, taking a breath before addressing your child will allow you to be in a more relaxed state so you can respond with teaching rather than react to an incident.
Pause a moment to be a S.T.A.R. and I wish you well.