Monday, April 30, 2018

MAY 
FAMILY NEWSLETTER
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Newsletter

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2017-18 Dragon Television Crew
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Leadership Roles at Home

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Newsletter


March is National Read Aloud Month
Mrs. Collins is in the center of all CVMS students and teachers
reading her favorite book, The BFG, by Roald Dahl

Raising a Lifelong Learner

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ORGANIZATION FOR ALL

NEW YEAR, NEW HABITS
CVMS LEAD
Notes for Parents

Getting Organized with the 7 Habits
Habits 1-3


Imagine a school morning where everyone knows what to do and is ready on time. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s possible! Organization is a skill learned over time. By teaching organization at home, your child will learn this very important skill. Use the first three habits as a framework for you and your child.

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 1 is about initiative and responsibility. Help your child determine what he/she will need for the next day. In the beginning, writing a list may help. Have your child gather the non-perishable items and put them in his/her school bag.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 2 is about visualizing how you would like something to turn out before it happens. If a smooth morning is the goal, brainstorm with your child what it will look and feel like. Your child may actually have time to do something extra in the morning if he/she is organized and you will all have a happy start to the day.

Habit 3: Put First Things
Habit 3 means focusing on the task when there's something else you would rather be doing — the hardest part of all! Helping your child learn how to avoid distractions by reminding them that, if they stick to it, all the fun things can come right after—with no guilt or nagging!

Once children know these habits — and how to apply them — they can start tackling more difficult tasks independently. They will begin to feel self-confident and proud when they're able to complete homework, chores, and other tasks by themselves. They're also sure to be pleased when they find they have some extra free time to do what they'd like to do.

Remember, it may take time to teach your child these skills. Sometimes, it will seem simpler just to do it for them. But remember, your child won't learn how to be independent and successful if you always do it for them. Using Habits 1-3 is a life skill that will benefit them their entire lives.

new year greetings

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December 


Click on the poster above to find some great ways to examine and possibly change the way we connect with our children. As our students are learning the 7 Habits, so are we, even in our own homes. We hope you will find these ideas useful.


Monday, December 4, 2017

Home Connection



HOME CONNECTION

As we begin implementing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens in our building, we as a staff are learning and beginning to live the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Many of us have found this to be, in many ways, a life altering and ongoing process.
We know that many of you would like to help reinforce and support your child as he or she learns these life skills. Each month a Parent Connection Newsletter will be added to this blog. 






Monday, November 13, 2017

New Ideas, New Outlooks



Cameron Veterans Middle School is excited to be named a LEAD school. 


We are developing the leader in all of us, and we are -
Learning for Life, 
Every Student,
Every Teacher
Every Day!