Dear William Roper Learning Community:
This is a special weekend where we take time to remember the men and women who gave their lives defending our freedoms, rights and liberties, and to honor the great heroes who laid down their lives so we can remain free. School classes will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.
This week also brings a Staff Inservice on Friday, May 29th. We are working hard on planning for the end of the year and where we are headed this fall with regard to student instruction.
The ABC countdown continues and this week we are on to the letters J, K and L. Thanks to all who participated and sent in photos. We LOVE seeing the children!
We will be hosting another parent session soon to answer any questions you have about school activities, student belonging pick up, student work, and summer information. We will send you a google form for your input and a google meet invite soon!
Thanks for all you continue to do with your child during this time. Enjoy family time and the rest of your weekend.
We are only a click or a call away if you need anything!
**Distance Learning Information**
As a reminder our plans for this week’s learning is posted on the William Roper School website William Roper School Website and your child’s teacher also sends communication to you as well.
The NJ Department of Children and Families offers a family helpline with trained volunteers that can provide a listening ear, information or refer you to resources in your community.
**Parent Advocacy Network **
Stay connected! Join us for a virtual presentation, join a chat, share your thoughts! See website link below for more details.
**Achieve Office hours**
Do you have a question for our Achieve staff? Want to reach out to our Reading Specialist, Mrs. Minnich? Please use this link above to join a Google hangout.
**Meals and Chromebooks**
If you know of anyone, or your circumstances have changed and are in need of meals and/or a loaner chromebook for your child to complete work please see the information below.
Link to Meals and Email the technology department for a chromebook at Tech@woodstown.org or call 856-769-0144 ext 55295 and leave a message.
**Magic of Recycling Assembly**
Please mark your calendars. You can join a show during the day or in the evening! Here are the links below for MSS and WRS registration and a flyer is attached for more details. Thanks to Clean Communities for sponsoring this grant!
WRS PreK-K June 1, @1 PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/75/q7km0u88
MSS grade 1, June 1, @2PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/76/10qg8t3k
MSS grade 2, June 1, @3PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/77/kr0gna9k
MSS grade 3, June 2, @1PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/78/w8lv2u7x
MSS grade 4, June 2, @2PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/79/r4w5otp2
MSS grade 5, June 2, @3PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/80/plzn9h4v
Family night June 2, @6:30 PM https://event.webinarjam.com/register/81/m2n8ziqg
MARKET DAY: If you’re looking for a way to get some meats and other items without leaving your house, Market Day orders not only help you, but they benefit the PTO as well!: Market Day
**A Message from our School Counselor Ms. Silver**
Having a high level of self-efficacy is necessary when it comes to being resilient. Self-efficacy is, “The belief in your own ability, to succeed in achieving a goal. Having the confidence to know you can do whatever you set your mind to by managing how you think, feel and behave.” People with high self-efficacy approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered. They feel confident about accomplishing a goal, therefore, put more effort into whatever it is they are working towards achieving, and ultimately see more positive results. People with lower self-efficacy are intimidated by the challenge, they do not see themselves as capable, and therefore, do not put in a high level of effort to overcome. They shy away from challenges, which does not offer many opportunities for self-growth.
The past few weeks I have been laying the groundwork for self-efficacy. We have gone over the importance of self-awareness, self-talk, and self-regulation. Self-efficacy ties it altogether because, now that we have the skills, we need to believe that we can overcome whatever challenges we are faced with. We need to believe in ourselves and know that it is possible to face hard times and come out stronger. We are being presented with opportunities to learn and grow, not just from each other in the community, but from people around the world. We are holding onto the positivity and the hope, and believing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This will come to an end at some point, and we will hopefully have a deeper appreciation for things we might have taken for granted in the past. We will be more confident in facing challenges in our lives, because we have overcome this pandemic, which is possibly the biggest worldwide challenge of our lifetime. This is self-efficacy.
My video below, along with the provided resources and activities, can hopefully help you to understand and build a higher level of self-efficacy. Please remember, I am just a phone call away. If you need any help/support, or would just like another person to talk to and share your experiences with, please do not hesitate to call me and leave a voicemail at the school!
Ms. Silver's YouTube Channel - Ms. Silver speaks about self-efficacy
Self-Efficacy Tool Kit - A great resource to further explain self-efficacy
*Write a list of 10 things that were hard, but you accomplished.
101 Positive Affirmations - Stating positive affirmations daily, can help grow one's belief of the words that are being said
Learning how to set SMART Goals - Before we can visualize the goal, we have to learn how to set the goal!
Scientific Benefits of Visualization for Athletes Science behind visualization
Support Goal Achievement - A fast pace meditation that can be done in the morning. When we can envision ourselves achieving our goals, we are more likely to accomplish them.
**Our WRS Social Media Accounts**
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Your kids are our kids so please reach out if you need anything at all. Call 769-0144 ext 33100 or email.
Ms. Cioffi - Principal Cioffi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Carpenter - Dean of Students- Carpenter.email@example.com
All the best,`
Your WRS Office Team