The Sister Borgia Elementary School wishes everyone a safe and funfilled summer vacation!
We hope to see you back at the 11th of August, well rested and ready for the schoolyear 2014-2015!
Opening hours of the office:
30 Juni 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
1 July closed
2 t/m 4 July 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
7 July t/m 1 Aug closed
4 Aug 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
5 Aug closed
6 t/m 8 Aug 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
Be sure to visit Sr. Borgia's HALL OF FAME section on this website under "news" or by clicking here
Active Parenting Now in 3
Did you know that you are bringing up the most important children in the world? That means that you are doing the most important job in the world. Active Parenting Now in 3 offers you help in navigating the sometimes choppy waters of parenthood with confidence and ease. The program will show you how to:
* Navigate effectively
* Teach responsibly
* Stop power struggles
* Handle problems
* Build Courage and much more
The purpose of the kindergarten screening is not to test how much your child knows, so much as to see if your child is developmentally ready to start kindergarten and if a child will need any additional support in the classroom. Kindergarten screening is also a great way to familiarize your child with his/her new school. They generally last 20 to 30 minutes and the parent or guardian does not stay with the child.
Listed below are just some kindergarten readiness skills that will be tested during screening.
- Self-care skills
- Language Skills
- Cognitive Skills
- Gross Motor skills
- Fine Motor Skills
Sr. Borgia Elementary School is offering Sessions on Active Parenting Now in 3 (May 8, 12 and 15) to parents and will be screening newly registered 3 and 4 year olds (May 19, 20, 21).
The Importance of Structure
Structure is to a child what structure is to the house in which the child lives. It’s the framework on which everything else hangs. When it’s strong and well planned, everything else holds up pretty well. But when structures go awry you may as well live in a grass hut during the hurricane season, because things are going to start flying apart.
Here’s what I’m talking about.
Time structure: Having routines for regularly occurring activities gives children anchors that provide security and develop good habits. Some of the best include bedtime and morning routines, homework routines.
Space structures: Help your child organize his room. Learning to keep things organized and reasonably neat is a good skill to develop while you are young. Establish an “everything in its place” philosophy.
Behavior structure: Establishing how things are done in your family helps your child know what is expected and how to meet those expectations. For example: rules for mealtime, safety rules, health rules.
Final note: You can be too structured and you can be too unstructured. The idea is moderation and common sense.
(52 weeks of Active Parenting by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D)