Dear parents and guardians,
Congratulations to our middle school students who worked hard to make it on the 3rd quarter honor roll. View the honor roll HERE
It’s possible for us to drift along through life simply looking up to people in whom we see goodness, beauty and love, because we do not see these qualities in ourselves. As a result, we begin to lean on others without realizing that we have everything we need to stand on our own. Scott Peek, psychologist, suggests that, “we are incapable of loving another unless we love ourselves, just as we are incapable of teaching our children self-discipline unless we are self-disciplined.” Your children are going to act how you act, and look at life and the world how you look at life and the world. What vision are you teaching them?
Holding a strong respectful image of ourselves is essential to establishing positive characteristics we would like our students and children to emulate. “There is no mirror that shows your reflection quite as accurately as your children”. Whatever our past has been, it is possible,(gradually and with discipline – a growth mindset), to learn to appreciate ourselves as a loving and loved person, a source of confidence for others, and our children.
- Be kind to your mind. Gently change your thoughts if they are negative. Treat yourself as you would treat someone you really loved and care for. Stand up to and confront the internal voice of negativity.
- Praise yourself. Consciously generate positive thoughts and feelings in place of old thoughts of inadequacy.
- Be cognitive of what you are thinking; avoid self put-downs. Cease to be critical of yourself and others.
- Be your own best friend – Stand up for yourself – (I think that makes sense)
Our last Casual for Charity raised $2,034.42 for the local teen shelter, The House. Thank you so much for your support. Our last Casual for Charity this Friday, 3/19, will be in support of Hilltop's Latimer House. The Latimer House helps victims of domestic violence. Read more about this organization HERE.