Attention Oriole Park Families!

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for the Parent Council email list. We have about 2/3 of the school on the list so far! If you want to be included in Class lists and the Parent Council email list, you need to sign up using the following link: Class List & Communications Email Sign-up

If you have any further questions, please email me at cdewit@rocketmail.com.

Don't delay, sign up today!

Colleen

Parent Council Communications Director

 

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ATTENTION ORIOLE PARK FAMILIES!

Be a part of the solution! OPJPS is selling Purdy's chocolate to fundraise for the renovation of our Library Learning Commons. Easy gift solution + supporting improvement that will benefit students from Kindergarten to Grade 5. Just click on your student's class link or log in to the team portal to order and/or invite others.

Chocolate Fundraiser

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Your child is involved in learning activities designed to develop good character and help children make good choices. Our focus this month has been on EMPATHY.
 

Your child can show empathy by:

  • helping, and understanding how others in the family feel
  • using words to describe how others may be feeling
  • understanding, sensing, and sharing in the feelings and emotions of others
  • showing love, sympathy, compassion, and encouragement
  • speaking from “I” and owning his or her emotions

Questions to discuss with your child:

  • What is empathy? How can we show empathy?
  • What does it mean to be empathetic?

Projects to do together:

  • Engage your child in volunteer opportunities, such as helping at the food bank or other community organizations.
  • Develop a family project that is meant to help others.
  • When reading or watching the news, encourage a discussion about how those involved might feel.

Encouraging empathy in your child:

  • Talk with your child about the importance of showing empathy through helping others.
  • Share your own feelings with your child, providing him or her with the opportunity to be empathetic.
  • Allow your child to express his or her feelings, regardless of whether they are positive or negative.

 

Thank you for supporting our Character Development program.