SEL Newsletter - May/June
Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:15 AM


Armatage SEL Parent Connection

May/June 2020

 

 

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We are writing this with heavy hearts as a Minneapolis man was killed during a police encounter earlier this week.  The recent events in our city that have resulted in an African American man named George Floyd being killed.  This has rocked our community and is making national news.

 

Being an elementary school, we are cognizant that you may or may not want to share this information with your children.  For older elementary age students, consider sharing some information with them, as they may hear about this news from friends and/or social media and the news.  It’s important for adults to discuss this with children and to help them process this news.

 

Here are a few resources you can consider sharing with your child to process this very difficult news.

 

Thanks for all that you do to support your child!

 

Mrs. Franks & Ms. Seeley

 

Something Happened in Our Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOhOFGcWm8&feature=youtu.be 

Animation Series: Something Happened In Our Town (#AtlantisBuild)

To promote literacy and literature, Story Time is a Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center program and Atlantis School For Gifted Youngsters prod...

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https://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/advice/social-awareness/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-race-and-racism

 

PARENT'S GUIDE to Preventing and Responding to Prejudice

A TEACHING TOLERANCE PUBLICATION

 Teaching tolerance must begin with the Golden Rule, but it certainly does not end there. Too often, simply advising a child to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is insufficient. There are times when we as parents must explain things that are painful and unfair — racism, sexism, stereotypes, hate.

www.tolerance.org