Greetings Lunch Pals!
We are very excited about all the great things happening in the world of Lunch Pals. New Partnerships are being formed daily. We are witnessing the impact you are making in the lives of our youth. We are grateful for all that you do.
A Friendly Reminder: All Pinellas County Schools will be closed December 24
- January 7
. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 8, 2018. There will be testing throughout the school district before and after winter break. Please contact your schools Family & Community Liaison for district-wide/school-based testing. Be sure to let your Lunch Pal know when they can expect to see you again.
December Mentor Tip: Listening Actively
Listening actively is the most basic skill you will use throughout your relationship with your Lunch Pal. Active listening not only establishes rapport but creates a positive, accepting environment that permits open communication. By listening actively, you will ascertain your Lunch Pals interests and needs.
• Show interest in what he or she is saying, and reflect back important aspects of what he or she has said to show that you’ve understood.
• Use body language (such as making eye contact) that shows you are paying attention to what he or she is saying.
We would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season!