People Helping People & A Story About Social Distancing

If anyone needs access to food, please reach out to People Helping People! It is a wonderful resource for the town of Burlington and it is run by a group of caring, dedicated community members!

Also, if anyone is in need of a story to share with their children about Social Isolation, Kim St. Lawrence wrote a great one. It is probably best suited for kids in First grade or younger. Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing

Other Resources!

Mindful Schools is offering a free course to kids that starts today! I’ve taken a few courses with them in the past, and have enjoyed them… Here is the link: Mindful Schools

Coping Skills for Kids has also shared some great resources to support parents and kids during this stressful time. Check out their site for some ideas of how to help you and your child manage the stress and anxiety we are all feeling with the unknowns of this virus.

And, if you are in need of support with meals please reach out to People Helping People, if you live in the Burlington, Ma area!

Finally, please reach out to any of us via email, if you or your child need any support right now!

Aaron, Kim and Jess

 

 

Resources, Learning Opportunities and More, While at Home!

Dear Fox Hill Community,

We hope everyone is doing alright during this unprecedented situation. Below is some important information about resources available through the school and the community. There are also ideas of things to do while at home to keep yourself and your family connected, while apart. If you need anything during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out!

People Helping People is providing lunches for anyone that participates in the free and reduced lunch program at school.

If, during this time, you are in need of a device please fill out this form.  Burlington Public Schools will work to get your child/children access to a device. Burlington has also been posting many options for your child/children to check-out to continue their learning while home. Please look here as they are continuing to update and share information. (And, if you need access to internet Comcast  is offering two months free and have increased the internet speed available.)

And, as I’m sure you’ve seen through Social Media, there are many alternative learning options available while at home! Here are just a few….

Broadway plays 

Tour Museums, Monuments, Listen to the Symphony, etc…

Other Immersive Museum Visits

Listen to a Podcast

Take an Art Class

Practice Mindfulness 

Watch something funny! (Penguins explore the Shedd Aquarium)

Write, draw, listen to a story online!

And, again, if you need ANYTHING, please reach out!!

 

 

English at Large Conversation Groups

To Parents/Guardians: Please open the attached document below if you are looking for English lessons.

માતાપિતા / વાલીઓને: જો તમે અંગ્રેજી પાઠ શોધી રહ્યા છો, તો કૃપા કરીને નીચે જોડાયેલ દસ્તાવેજ ખોલો.

Aux parents / tuteurs: veuillez ouvrir le document ci-dessous si vous recherchez des cours d’anglais.

Para padres / tutores: abra el documento adjunto a continuación si está buscando clases de inglés.

Para pais / responsáveis: abra o documento em anexo abaixo se estiver procurando aulas de inglês.

Gửi phụ huynh / người giám hộ: Vui lòng mở tài liệu đính kèm bên dưới nếu bạn đang tìm kiếm các bài học tiếng Anh.

학부모 / 보호자에게 : 영어 수업을 찾고 있다면 아래 첨부 문서를여십시오.

Aux parents / tuteurs: veuillez ouvrir le document ci-dessous si vous recherchez des cours d’anglais.
English at Large Conversation Groups

*Note: The above message was translated by google translate.

Wait Until 8th…

I certainly understand the desire to know where our children are and to help keep them safe. With today’s technology, many parents opt to get their child a cell phone to be able to reach them in case of an emergency. What I often wonder is why those cell phones are expensive and full of state of the art features? Technology is great but it is also extremely powerful and not something young brains can fully understand how to use properly, without adult supervision. I suggest considering the option of keeping your child as low tech as possible for as long as possible. And, if you feel as though your child needs a cell phone, then I strongly suggest one that works as just that; a phone. If we were all able to call and text by clicking abc, abc, to type a word, then certainly the next generation can do it, as well. And, if you are looking for support and other parents who think similarly, check out this site!

Wait Until 8th

 

Save the Date – October 17, 2018

The BEF announces our 2018 Fall Education In Action community presentation, sponsored by Lahey Health and partnered with the Marshall Simonds Middle School PTO.

We are excited to bring, Keeping Children Safe & Secure Online: A Project Safe Childhood Presentation for Parents by the United States Attorney’s Office.

The presentation will include Being Safe and Secure Online, Social Media 101, Digital Footprint, Gaming, Sexting and Cyberbullying, Sextortion and Internet Predators.

The presentation will take place in the auditorium at the Marshall Simonds Middle School from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday, October 17th. This presentation is intended for parents and guardians of children of all ages and is free to the public.

 

Keep Your Kids Safe Online!