January 2019
MileStone Academy's monthly news & updates
We cannot think of a reason not to make a New Year's resolution that enriches the education of a MileStone student -- so we made a bunch! Over the next year our community and our students can look forward to more ways to learn, more mental health conversations, and healthier nourishment.
Remembering MLK
The federal government commemorates the birthday and honors the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21st. Consider participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by volunteering directly with a charitable organization in your community. For more information about the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, visit MLKDay.gov.

Anxiety & Depression: A Family Matter - (Save the Date)
The most well meaning parents can fall into a negative cycle and, not wanting a child to suffer, actually exacerbate their anxiety when we anticipate their fears and try to protect them. Get ready for a deep conversation about anxiety, depression, and your family with Dr. Michael Cassano, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Co-founder and Director of Dragonfly.

We have a new mascot!
Meet Miles Magnus, MileStone Academy's new mascot! Miles was hand-drawn by our super talented art teacher, Ms. Amanda Corrigan.

Nourish a MileStone Student this New Year
Super-foods for MileStone Students
NOURISH to FLOURISH will help us feed our students who are food insecure and teach our students and families how to eat healthier.
Our school is a safe haven for students who have not found success in other learning environments by fostering a nurturing and positive environment and building on a student’s strengths and teaching them strategies to overcome their challenges. Unfortunately, we cannot succeed if a child is hungry or worried about when they may eat next. 

A recent article published in the Philadelphia Inquirer states hunger in Philadelphia has increased by 22% while it has decreased in most of America. There are countless articles that show how important nutrition is to the brain development. We have seen firsthand the impact on our students, students who eat both breakfast and lunch are ready to learn and can stay focused on the work. 

The staff at MileStone has over the years have purchased breakfast and lunch items to give to our students who are in need, the demand has increased, and we want to upgrade what we give to students and educate our students and their families on the importance of healthy nutrition. 

The goals of Our Nourish to Flourish Campaign are 
  • Stock healthy options to give to our students when they are in need. 
  • Provide at least two meals a week to students from local vendors.
  • Workshops on healthy nutrition which would be open to the public. 
  • Hands on cooking demonstrations for our students. 

With your support our students will Flourish to reach their full potential.