December 19 St. Bernard Christmas Concert - 7:30 pm in the church
December 20 - 7:00 pm St. Bernard School Christmas Play
December 24 - January 7 - Christmas Break - Happy Holidays
WHAT IS SEL? Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. These social and emotional skills and attitudes are critical to being a good student, friend, citizen, and worker. SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of safe, supportive relationships and environments. Effective programming includes: challenging and motivating classroom instruction; student engagement in pro-social activities in and out of the classroom; positive school climate and culture and whole-school, community-building activities; and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Systemic SEL begins in preschool and continues through high school. Our GROWL CARDS are the first step in this process. Have your child explain how they earn a GROWL CARD. Be sure to keep Thursday, January 17 Open. We will have a parent in-service to share our new school initiative and how you can partner with the school to help this program grow.