January 31, 2018

Posted by Peggy Riley on 3/22/2018

Del Mar News                January 31st, 2018 
                                                                         
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Last week teachers sent home progress reports to students who were earning C- or lower in a course and/or to students whose citizenship needs improvement. Whether or not your child received a progress report, the mid-point of Trimester 2 is an appropriate time to sit with your child and help them reflect on their progress towards achieving the goals they set in their student led conference. Invite your child to share some of their classroom work archived in digital folders on their laptops.  Ask them what, in particular, they are proud of and inquire about ways they are following through on goals, expanding upon what is presented in class, and/or changing their opinion when new information is given.
 
On a different note, please be mindful of driving safely when dropping off and picking up students at school.  Some important reminders:
  • The parking lot is for staff and for buses only at drop off and pick up time.  Please have students walk to and from the street. 
  • Students must use cross-walks when crossing the street (even, or especially on rainy days).
  • Drive safely, slowly and park in ways that allow traffic to flow as freely as possible.
 
Attention 8th Grade Parents:  Your student will receive their Redwood Registration Packet today in advisory class. Please ask them for it when they get home.  This contains the information you need for registration next week at Redwood High School.
 
Sincerely,
 
Brian Lynch
Principal
 
PTA News
 
8th Grade Sweatshirts - We still have some size medium available in the school office.  Stop by any time.  Price is $45, checks made out to Del Mar PTA.
 
Don't forget to order Del Mar spirit wear and water bottles at this link.
 
Parent Ed:

"Not Alone" - Film and Community Discussion - 
Jan 31, 7-9pm
Mill Valley Community Center
 
Through intimate one-on-one interviews, Jacqueline Monetta and the audience learn about depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide attempts, getting help and treating mental illness. Join host Michael Pritchard, teen mental heath advocate, comic and motivational speaker, along with Kiki Goshay, the Director/producer of Not Alone
 
Purchase Tickets here.  


Social Media Wellness - Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digitial Media World.
Feb 7th, 7-8pm
Tam Valley Elementary School (New Location)
350 Bell Lane
Mill Valley

Ana Homayoun is a nationally recognized counselor and consultant and has recently released her new book Social Media Wellness:  Helping Teens and Tweens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World.  The goal of  this program is to create greater conversation and spur change to promote better habits online and in real life.  The author has created supplemental resources as part of her written work to encourage additional/greater conversation among families and communities.
 
 
Foundation News
 
 
 
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THANK YOU TO THE NEARLY 450 FAMILIES 
THAT HAVE ALREADY DONATED
 
CALLING ALL REMAINING RUSD FAMILIES!
 
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