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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Building Resilience in Students

Here is a great article by Karen Hey-Sigmund, providing 20 research-based strategies on how to build resilience in our children. Click here

I don't think it's a coincidence that the first one is:
"Resilience needs relationships, 
not uncompromising independence.
Research tells us that it’s not rugged self-reliance, determination or inner strength that leads kids through adversity, but the reliable presence of at least one supportive relationship. In the context of a loving relationship with a caring adult, children have the opportunity to develop vital coping skills. The presence of a responsive adult can also help to reverse the  physiological changes that are activated by stress. This will ensure that the developing brain, body and immune system are protected from the damaging effects of these physiological changes. Anyone in the life of a child can make a difference – family, teachers, coaches – anyone."

Friday, December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays!

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday break. Don't forget your Three R's...

and Read, read read!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Parent needed for JCP School Equity Committee


As a district, we are taking steps to be more intentional about providing an equitable education for all students, regardless of race, heritage, socio-economic status, learning abilities, etc. 

For this purpose we are creating a JCP Equity Committee, designed to analyze equity of opportunity, access, services, programs, and resources to ensure every JCP student reaches his/her full potential. 

Role of JCP Equity Committee: 
  • Promote inclusion, justice and equity at JCP
  • Analyze student data (achievement, behavior, attendance) in order to identify potential gaps
  • Make recommendations for JCP as it relates to equal educational opportunities.  
  • Suggest processes, protocols and procedures to highlight, recognize and honor the cultural, racial, socio-economic, ability and linguistic diversity at JCP​
Who we need:
  • 1 administrator (minimum)
  • 4-6 staff members
  • 4-6 parents who represent the diversity of our school
We will establish our own schedule and will meet 4-5 times this year. 

If you have a passion for all students and want to work to help create an equitable John Campbell Primary, please let me know by Dec. 12. Committee work will begin in January.

Dec. 5 weekly announcement

Movie on 12-2-16 at 11.40 AM from Rob Darling on Vimeo.