Welcome back everyone. We are very excited about all the great things happening this year at Riverdale.
We are excited to share a great new FREE SEL resource for families. The UW-Extension, in partnership with DPI, is launching Raising Caring Kids https://parenting.uwex.edu/raising-caring-kids/ This website provides articles and videos for parents of students in grades 1-5, to teach and support SEL skills at home.
The website is great, but these articles can be sent by your school or district, providing a more personal connection to your families.
Offering Raising Caring Kids is easy! Sign up using a link on the webpage and they will send you an email with a document listing 18 weeks of emails for families. Copy and paste the weekly email and send to your school or organization email list each week. Repeat for four months — or 18 emails at times that work well for you.
The articles and the videos provide parents with activities, books and videos to use with their children to develop and foster social and emotional learning skills at home. It is a great way to authentically invite families to partner with you in implementing social and emotional learning.
Hope all is well! Welcome to October!
Elizabeth Cook, Ed. S
School Psychology Consultant
WI Department of Public Instruction
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County has released their November newsletter. Access it here: November Suicide Prevention Newsletter
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Check out this link for a page of info on the PSAT.
What to bring?
Cooperative Extension is pleased to bring you our next issue of “Parents Make a Difference Newsletter”. The newsletters are based on the results of the 2017 Southwest Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The focus of this newsletter is: Preventing Alcohol Abuse.
Once again UW HELP will be launching our spring texting campaign and we ask you to encourage your high school juniors to sign up. Students will receive text messages that not only assist them with the transition to their senior year, but also get them thinking about attending a UW System campus. Juniors will receive text messages about topics like:
High school juniors may join the program by texting PREPARE to 99000. To receive all texts, students should join by April 4. Juniors will receive approximately three texts per month from UW HELP; messages will continue through the summer, and students may opt out at any time.
Boost Courses are offered from out BOOST Consortium Schools through our Collaborative Learning Center. The schools included are Pecatonica, Highland, Kickapoo, and Mineral Point. We are able to share courses with each other to help students better complete their course plan and avoid scheduling conflicts or to take courses that are not offered in our High School building. Check out the Scheduling portion of our website for more information. The 2018-2019 courses are being updated currently so check back often if you are interested!
Mrs. Troxel is the 7-12 School Counselor. Please check often for updates.