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Bobcat Newsletter: Jan. 8-12

Principal’s Message

Good Morning,
The end of 2nd quarter is on January 11th.  There will be no school on January 12th so teachers can complete their grading for 2nd quarter. A majority of the school work being done this week will go onto 3rd quarter.  It is that time of year again when we will begin registration for next year.  Our incoming 6th graders will have an orientation on January 29th starting at 9:30 a.m.  They will be able to come to the school and take tours of the new building.  During this time they will learn about class offerings and how to fill out a registration card.  Parents of incoming 6th graders for next year will be able to come to the school on January 29th at 6:00 p.m. to learn about registration and see our new building. Since we currently don’t have an auditorium, we will be doing a scavenger hunt with parents/students to get registration information out for next year.   Our counselors will begin going to classes to go over next years registration with our current 6th and 7th graders during the month of February.  If you have any questions concerning registration for next year please contact your student’s counselor or the main office. 

January Attendance Competition

Teachers are tracking their students attendance this month in hopes their pod will win the January attendance competition. The winning team will get 5 mins added onto their lunch on a day of their choice in February. Be at school and on time all month to help your pod win!

Magazine Donations Needed

Do you have old magazines or catalogues taking up space? Donate them to our health classes for a project they’d like to do this coming semester. Send them with your students to give to Ms. Dimapilis.

Yearbook Group Photo Day

Wednesday, January 24th will be our group photo day for the yearbook. This will start in the 1st period of the day and  will likely finish by the end of the 3rd period. If your student is in a group, please make sure they’re here that day.

Parenting Classes Coming

I think we can all agree it is hard raising a teenager these days. Because of this, we’ve taken the opportunity to invite Diana Johnson with Salt Lake County to come to our school and teach parenting classes. They will be held every Tuesday starting February 3rd; from 6 pm – 8 pm in our brand new Bobcat Den. Below are the topics that will be covered in the classes. We hope this will also be an opportunity to connect with other parents in our Bobcat community. Contact me, Dinitri Jackson, with any questions.

Stay Connected with your Teen class details: 

It is for caregivers/parents of teens aged 12-17 and the teen does not attend. I provide the adults with activities to do with their teen(s) at home, with the material they learned about in the workshop. It lasts 5 weeks.
Class #1focuses on teen development, risk factors and protective factors. 
Class #2focuses on parenting responses, family meetings, making decisions & solving family problems. 
Class #3focuses on communication, active listening, managing anger & managing family conflict. 
Class #4focuses on involvement, setting family rules/guidelines, negotiating & consequences. 
Class #5focuses on teen influences, social supports, Refusal Skills and supervising without invading.   

Click here to sign up! 

Important Message from the Counseling Center

We have recently had an uptick of cases of anxiety. To help provide additional supports to students, we have had our NJHS students lead the school in a mindful minute. We are hoping giving all students access to skills they get to practice every day will help support them with their mental health and their academics. If you’re looking to reinforce mindfulness at home, below is a link to ParentGuidance.org: Calming Your Anxious Mind. The more skills that are available and taught to students, the more resilient they can become!
Union has seen more instances of racial slurs, name calling, telling others to kill themselves, and additional inappropriate language. As we try to increase positive, kind language in the school, we will ask any students with reports of inappropriate language to join a group about using appropriate language.
In addition to a group about appropriate language, we are hosting a group on executive functioning. If you feel like your student would benefit from learning organizational, time management, self-control, or task initiation skills, please fill out this survey.

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