Dear EVCS Students,
Welcome back to another week! I hope you all stayed warm and cozy this weekend.
Our core value is social action.
Social action involves identifying things that are wrong in our world and then taking steps to make them better. One of the best ways we can make a difference in the world is by making an impact right here in our own community. Every year our school collects cans and boxes of food for our annual Harvest Festival. This food is donated to a local soup kitchen that helps to feed people in our neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat. This is a form of social action! When we visit the soup kitchen next week, please say a big “Thank you!” to the kind women and men who work there. They are also doing a kind of social action by preparing the donated food for our hungry neighbors.
Last week when students had a day off for Election Day, teachers came to school to learn new things together. One of the things we spent time exploring last Tuesday was breathing exercises and other things we can all do to help promote mindfulness, calm and focus in our classrooms. Before we all go up upstairs to get to work, let’s try one of these breathing exercises together! This one is called “Candle Breathing”.
Thanks very much to our 1st graders for hosting today! Thanks, as always to the amazing EVCS SWMM House Band! And thanks to everyone who joined us today and sang loud and proud. Have a great day.