TPES/PBES January 11, 2022 Meeting Notes
- Covid-19 At Home Test – ASAP – Test your child for Covid-19 that your child received at school this past Monday.
- Say Yes to the Test – Free Random testing that happens every Wednesday.
- Student Vaccine status – please share with the school.
- Wednesday, January 12 – Early release day
- Montgomery County Community Conversation
- TPES Town Hall with Dr Gadsden this Thurs 1/13 at 7pm and PBES Town Hall with Ms Oberdorf next Tues 1/18 at 7pm.
- Outdoor lunch form
- Margaret McDonnell comments – it’s been a difficult almost two years and tough start to 2022 for both parents/students and school administrations and teachers.
- Vaccine and booster opportunities around the county
- TPES Book Fair Feb 25-March 4
- PBES School Garden update
Presenter – Paige Trevor, Certified Parent Educator (Presentation Slides HERE)
- Things that make us angry: wake up, hygiene, food, screen, bedtime.
- Stalling at bedtime
- Generalize pandemic anger/anxiety
- Stress factors: pandemic, screens, jobs, etc, over/under caffeinated, house mess, hunger, use the bathroom
- Shame, blame, and pain and parenting episode
- Anger/power struggles – kids are looking for more positive power
o Talk to ourselves – they and I can handle this, we can handle this!
o This behavior is temporary and not directed at me.
o No one can learn during an anger episode, no access to higher thinking
o The child is not the problem
o Basic kid things – brush hair/teeth etc
- Problem solvers – if X, then Y.
- Frustration song, get kids’ attention
- Whispering at kid level
o What to do when kids are freaking out/burnout?
- If it’s a situation and they are reachable – bring them in. Do you need a hug/at kid level? Some kids just need to unravel.
o What happens, at kid level, met with crying/complaining?
- Preview if no brushing, then – you want to try that again?
- Family Leadership Center – Free classes
TPES – 100/150 kids in virtual after testing
Three things that parents can do to help:
- Don’t send kids Covid19 positive to school
- Any symptoms at all – keep them home
- Doing the best they can – want to keep kids at school!