Casey Park Kickoffs a New School Year
In an effort to provide proactive support to meet the social-emotional needs of our students we have been rolling out the Zones of Regulation curriculum this year in K-2 classrooms. Casey Carey-Dixon (social worker), Jennifer VanArsdale (school psychologist), and Ashley Evans (social worker intern), have been pushing into the K-2 classrooms to conduct weekly, mini-lessons.
They are also providing additional materials and resources for teachers to use with students throughout the day.
At Casey Park's PBIS Kickoff this year, the staff shared a video they created for students. The message to students is that things will not always be easy, so we need to "get back up again."
The link to the video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoLemEQ7A_E
We also had a special visit from Syracuse Stage for grades 4-6. They came and performed Suzette Who Set Sea.
Description from Syracuse Stage: In a small seaside village where men build boats and women do not, young Suzette knows she is different-she longs for the sea and believes she is meant for something greater than a life on land. So, when a mysterious event occurs, Suzette is forced to do that most difficult thing – prove herself worthy of her destiny. Loading her loved ones onto a boat she has secretly built, she sets to sea. Filled with adventure, linguistic tricks laughter, and heart, Suzette Who Set to Sea is a wonderful tale suitable for elementary-aged students.