We made it!! We have completed another school year, one which was anything but normal. We want to thank our staff for their tireless efforts, students for their patience and determination, and families for their flexibility. Let’s celebrate this month with our last SEL theme which speaks to an important quality that our school community shows daily – integrity. Defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, integrity is something we see at LaSalle II regularly from children and adults alike. This year has been challenging, but we’ve seen it through with kindness and integrity. Thank you for all you do, have an amazing summer, and we’ll see you all in August!
We have passed the one year mark for when our world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it seems like a perfect time to take a breath and remind ourselves that life is returning to normal, or at least forming what our new normal will look like. We all need to have HOPE that we will get through this. We are stronger together. We try to be a school community that supports each other. We can do this! Please practice some self care this month, enjoy the coming beautiful weather, and have HOPE and faith in life!
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A good citizen helps make the world a better place. This means helping your family, community, and planet. This month we will learn about all the ways students can be good citizens in our school community and beyond, as well as hear about famous people in history who demonstrated good citizenship. Check out Ms. Sapieka’s Bitmoji classroom for this month during weekly Choice Board time to view videos, book read alouds, and more!
Beware, the ides of March are upon us, and so with them, the new SEL theme of the month: RESPECT! Visit this month’s Bitmoji classroom for videos, book read alouds, and more resources on how you can show respect to people, places, and things all around you. Take a peek at the bulletin board by the main office as well; welcome back students!!
This week is National School Counseling Week! This week is recognized to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. A huge shout-out and thank you to our own school counselor at LaSalle II- Ms. Sapieka. We are very thankful for her continuous hard work and support for our students and our school community.
This month we celebrate Black History Month at LaSalle II! In learning about black leaders of the past and present, we also focus on the social emotional learning theme of bravery. From taking global action to making small changes in daily life, people face tasks requiring bravery everyday. We hope that our students can learn about and from some of society’s most influential black voices and build bravery in their own ability to create actionable change in the world. Visit Ms. Sapieka’s bitmoji classroom this month for videos, book read alouds, and MANY more resources on bravery and Black History Month for both you and your child!
This month we are learning about EMPATHY! Empathy, defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a skill that we use on a daily basis. Additionally, in a time when peoples’ faces are often covered with masks, it can be even harder to identify the feelings of those around us. So, let’s take time this month to be thankful for the time we do have together, even remotely, and work on our skill of empathy!
Please visit Ms. Sapieka’s bitmoji classroom all about empathy this month to view videos, book read alouds, and additional resources about teaching and learning about empathy. Thanks for contributing to the social emotional wellness of our students and entire school community!
This month we are focusing on TEAMWORK! As LaSalle II Falcons, we are great at working together and always try to help make each other better. Additionally, it’s always important to continue working on this skill. In life there are endless situations where teamwork is necessary and helpful. It is a critical skill to success in school, as well as a valuable social emotional ability for people of all ages.
Please visit Ms. Sapieka’s bitmoji classroom (with a special guest appearance from Dr. Albani!) which is all about teamwork this month to view videos, book read alouds, and additional resources about teaching and learning about teamwork. Thanks for contributing to the social emotional wellness of our students and entire school community!