How to Sum Up This Year: Blessed

Dear Families, It is bittersweet that we must wrap up our year without getting to be in the presence of one another fully!  It is a relief for all of us that distance learning is drawing to a close and we may catch a glimpse of someone during the drop-off of materials next week, but we’ll miss our closing service, school picnic on a sunny day, good-bye hugs, and after-parties.  That said, our drive-in graduation for the 8th graders followed by a car parade behind the St. John’s bus will be grand!  Plan to join us for this celebration. How does [...]

Changes in Tech Time That Might Make Them Feel Better

Dear Families, This week I share an article recently written by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston on  Although the article is long, I think it includes valuable information about how some changes in tech time could help our children (and us) feel better.  She writes… “Understandably most young people are on screens a ton right now. Thank goodness there are all sorts of great things made possible via screen time. But what are the potential costs of loads of certain screen time activities on their brain health and mood? Are there ways to do changes in tech time that might [...]

Small Choices Around School Work

Dear Families, This week, we turn to expert Dr. Charles Fay from the Love and Logic Institute to provide some parenting tips.  He recently wrote… “Now that schools have closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, how can parents best help their children learn and complete work while avoiding counterproductive power struggles? Much of the answer involves sharing control within the boundaries of firm yet loving limits. It’s an old concept made even more relevant by the current situation. Most of us feel that our lives have been turned upside down. We’re experiencing little or no control over so many things. Do [...]

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