Principal's Message 09-06
Dear Blossomwood Families,
We are looking forward to seeing you at this week's PTA Open House Tuesday at 6:00 pm. It will be a great time for families to see their child's classroom and allow their child to be the expert as he/she shares about their first month of school. We will start in the cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Then, we will introduce our faculty members, have a brief PTA meeting to allow teachers to move to their classrooms, and lastly dismiss families one grade level at a time to the classrooms. See you there!
Managing Our Children's Screen Time
Digital devices are an important part of our world, and they can be appealing to children for educational or informal purposes such as gaming. To assist families with striking a healthy balance, it is recommended that families create a media plan for their family using a few questions:
What devices do I want my child to have access to?
Where will devices be allowed and where will they be off-limits?
How much time will my child be allowed to use them?
Will the same rules apply during weekends and school breaks?
What content is appropriate for my child to access?
How will I maintain consistency?
What consequences will there be for misusing devices?
What example am I setting through my own use of technology?
Source: Ways Parents Can Manage Kids' Technology Use, QuickTip Brochure, The Parent Institute.
Bradley A. Scott, Ed.D.