Hello Parents and families! I wanted to share some information from New York State Office of Mental Health that can be another resourceful tool during these times in our lives. It is a guideline that outlines ways to manage anxiety and/or stress in an anxiety-provoking situation. As we are all aware, the outbreak of Covid-19, Coronavirus, has not only been a spreading disease, but it has spread a great deal of fear and panic among individuals and our communities. Please take a look at these guidelines and review the tips for the populations listed.
Also, don’t forget to follow PDHP Parents facebook page. Cary Anne Fitzgerald is PDHP’s Parent/Community Outreach Coordinator and provides phenominal resources and information, check it out!
With love, thoughts and prayers to everyone,
Good Morning Holy Angels family, this is Mrs. Jenn! How is everyone doing? With all of these restrictions, limits and overall changes going on around us, we might feel anxious, worried, confused and scared. Yes, this is scary and when panic occurs, rational thinking and good judgment goes out the window. I want to remind everyone how much we all care about one another, therefore, NO ONE is in this alone! With social distancing and remote learning, there is minimal physical contact, which is what is needed at this time, as we all know. There is also social media, internet and smart phones that allows us to remain connected together emotionally and mentally. Although we will not being seeing each other in the weeks to come, it is important that we all stay connected and be there for one another. This week I am providing links that provide suggestions on ways to care of yourself and others. I also provided some printable Care Bears sheets to color. Coloring can be therapeutic so please carve some time out of your day and choose one, or more, to color. Parents, students and loved ones, the only request I make is to give it to someone special reminding them you care (via email, text, social media, internet etc.) Lastly, I have attached a referral list of various facilities which include teletherapy (online therapy) capabilities if needed.
Love to you all,
Please click the links below to access some helpful information about the current COVID-19 situation. These documents were designed to help parents talk to their children about our current state of affairs.
COVID-19 Parent Handout
Hand Sanitizer Fact Sheet
Mental Health Support
Helping Children Cope with COVID-19
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Today we explored the science of air. To start we had a mystery to solve. How did a balloon full of water get inside of an “empty” Cola bottle?
The first step was to answer the following question – is a bottle with no water empty or full? It appears to be empty but why can’t we squeeze it then? Actually, it is full of air. The next question was how can we push all the air outside of a bottle and inflate a balloon at the same time? For that we need another hole in the bottle. Once we’ve done that we can inflate the balloon and pour water into it. Then we just need to tie the balloon and leave it inside of a bottle.
For the next experiment we watched boiled eggs and grapes get pushed inside of different bottles. And when we say “pushed” we mean pushed by air. The fact is that hot air takes up more space and when it’s cooling down there is a different air pressure within that area. We warmed up the air inside of a bottle. We then took a boiled and peeled egg that blocked the access for colder air to enter the bottle. Then, the air pressure outside of the bottle pushes that egg into the bottle. See the evidence in our pictures and marvel at the science of air pressure!
We have canceled our Pot of Gold Dinner Dance. The ticket drawing will still take place on Saturday, March 14, at 7:00 PM. All are welcome. Standing room only.
As soon as the tickets are pulled, we will be exiting the building immediately. Thank you.
On March 5th, our 5th through 8th grade students showed off their science skills at a Science Fair. The experiments were amazing! There were volcanoes, earthquakes, windmills, slime, chicks, and homemade crystals among many other incredible projects. Check out our short video!