Lietz HSC June Newsletter
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
The end of a school year is always bittersweet; school ends and summer begins. Pencils get put down, and popsicles replace them. Metaphorically speaking, of course. (KIDS, DO NOT WRITE WITH POPSICLES. But if you do, make sure to get permission from a grownup first.)
Our kids have grown and changed so much over the school year, I find myself scarcely believing that these are the same kids that we saw on the first day of school last August. But they’re not the same kids, really. This change is particularly apparent with our kindergarteners- who were so little when they started, and our fifth graders, who suddenly seem so much older. The days are long but the years are short, cliché, cliché, cliché. But they’re clichés for a reason, right?
I hate change. My coffee order is the same as it has been since high school, I have “my spot” at the dinner table, and they will pry my liquid eyeliner from my cold, dead hands. I’ve learned to manage my discomfort with it, but nonetheless, I’m not a cheerleader for #TeamChange.
Regardless of my feelings on the matter, change is inevitable and offers us all opportunities to build new friendships, find new interests, and maybe – just maybe, find ourselves a little less hesitant and a little more adaptable in the future.
I would like to thank Petra, Mathieu, and Lisa for serving on the HSC Executive board, and I am ecstatic to welcome Molly Tan as our new co-Treasurer and Sara Raza as our new Secretary. I am also so thankful for every single person who has volunteered at Lietz this year. All of the things that make school fun, exciting, and enriching have volunteer elements, and wouldn’t be possible without every one of you.
I’d like to thank both Mrs. Lopez and Ms. Leamons, every teacher, aide, support personnel, and Lina and Pearl in the office. You are the heart and soul of our school, and you make our children feel valued, capable, and cared about.
Whether your family is using the summer as time to travel, send your kids to camp, or indulge in unstructured play time, I wish everyone a safe summer. Remember to wear your sunscreen and masks, and I look forward to seeing everyone back on August 17th!
Jasmin C. (She/Her/Hers)
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We can’t believe the school year is almost over! It has been such a joy for our Readers to be in the classroom with your children and we are grateful for every minute of it! This month we did a review of our Project Cornerstone curriculum and presented our Calm Down Kits to the students. These kits are a gift to each classroom and they are full of sensory toys and activities to help kids regulate their emotions when they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. To make your own Calm Down Kit at home out of household supplies, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hj6sHn5Sj4&t=2s.
The mission of Project Cornerstone is to help every child develop the skills to feel valued, respected and known. We do this by using a special curriculum of curated books that focus on social and emotional skills. We teach children how to stand up for themselves and for each other, to reduce bullying behaviors and to reach out for help from caring adults. If you would like to make a positive difference in the lives of children, have 1-2 hours per month to volunteer and be part of a team of caring adults, please join us! Email us today at email@example.com to get started!. To hear more about the experiences of Project Cornerstone volunteers in their own words, please visit https://www.lietzhsc.com/programs/project-cornerstone/. We are particularly looking for Spanish speaking Readers to help launch our Los Dichos program, which is the Spanish version of the Project Cornerstone ABC Reader program.
Our team looks forward to returning to the classrooms in the fall and continuing our mission of growing Upstanding citizens! Have a safe and fun summer, we will see you in August!
Create with Clay
HSC EXECUTIVE BOARD OPENINGS
We have one Executive Board openings for the 2022-24 term: Co-Vice President. Please complete the form or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or if you just want to start a discussion around it. We looking forward to hearing from you!!
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A NEW PROGRAM?
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