Elementary School

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    WELCOME TO MY  PAGE!

     

     

    Parent teacher conferences are 11/24 from 5:00-8:00 pm and 11/25 from 8:00-11:00am.

    If you would like to meet with me call me at 691-1067 or email at dpalmer2@highland-k12.org

     

     

     

                      Dear Highland Families,

     

     

                      I hope everyone is well and trying to stay positive during these difficult times. I have listed some helpful

                      websites for you to access to help you and your child navigate through this time.

                       

                          

     

                     www.Parentslead.org  Talking with your child about COVID-19

     

                    www.Childmind.org   Supporting kids during the corona virus crisis

     

                    www.Virusanxiety.com  How to talk to your child about the virus/resources

     

                    www.heartmindkids.com    Mindfulness exercises and activities

     

                    www.highlightskids.com    Crafts, activities

     

                    www.allkidsnetwork.com  Crafts, activities & games

     

     

                          These are some things you can do with your child to ease anxiety:

                         * go outside and play

                         * talk a walk

                         * play a game

                         * read a book

                         * do household chores together

     

                       Parents can also help children calm their fears and anxiety with some mindfulness

                       activities, such as the following:

                         * listen to music

                         * coloring

                         * belly breathing

                         * blowing bubbles

                         * counting to 10

                         

             

                      Most importantly just stay calm, talk to your child, listen and reassure them and let them

                      know that you are there for them.

                      

     

                      I can be reached by email at dpalmer2@highland-k12.org or the School Counselor

                      Mrs. Candia can be reached at kcandia@highland-k12.org, with

                      any questions or concerns.

     

                      

     

                      Please take care, stay safe and be well!!

                      

                      Dawn Palmer, LCSW

                      School Social Worker

                      Highland Elementary School

     

                     

                      

     

     

     

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    *****If you are in need of food  please contact me at the email address listed above.