Bulldog Family Connection
Dreaming Summit 2020-2021
Message from Mrs. Lewis:
Hello Bulldog Family!
Friday is Purple Up for Military Day! Let’s show our support for our military families and kids and wear as much purple as you can!
Friday is also early release. Students are dismissed at 1:00 PM.
Don’t forget the deadline to order a yearbook is this week! Spring Pictures will be the 21st and the 22nd. Your teacher will let you know which day your class will be photographed by the end of this week.
Please be sure to send your student/s with a water bottle. Our weather flipped a switch and it’s going to be hot!
Stay safe, keep your head up and continue to support and encourage each other.
April 16: Purple Up day for Military!
April 16: Deadline for yearbook orders
April 16: Early Release 1 PM
April 16: SPIRIT DAY!
April 22: Freddy’s Fundraiser
April 23: SPIRIT DAY!
April 23: Talent Show Sign-Up deadline
April 30: SPIRIT DAY!
May 3: Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 7: Early Release 1 PM
May 12: Nurse Appreciation Day!
May 21: Last Day of School
MEETING CHANGE: General Meeting and new board member elections will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
The Power of 10 Minutes
From Becky Bailey: Does this sound familiar? You give your son a consequence: “Chris, if you don’t clean your room, you may not use the computer. ” Chris snaps, “I don’t care!” Hold off on reacting with an aggressive, “You better start caring!” or passively caving in to your child’s distress. Instead, consider that “I don’t care” is a signal that your child needs you; that he doesn’t feel cared for. If you are prone to showing upset, breathe and see “I don’t care” as information about your child’s wellbeing. If you are likely to buckle, breathe and remember to stay firm on the “no computer” consequence. Then, to help your child through “I don’t care,” carve out extra time together to heal your relationship. Spend time doing activities that are fun for you both. Reconnect and be present with your child. You cannot buy your way out of “I don’t care” with gifts, nor can you punish it away by removing privileges. The single greatest motivation for a child to behave comes from family relationships, so work to keep them healthy. Do I Love You Rituals with younger children, carve out private time doing things they enjoy with your older children, start putting love notes in backpacks, and enjoy family meals together as often as possible. Your loving presence will provide the long-term solution to “I don’t care.”
*Consider a goal of spending at least 10 minutes of uninterrupted time each day with a family member this week.