February 16 through 18th- NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day Break
Thursday, February 26th- K12 Visioning & More Meeting 4-6pm
We'll be talking about the growth of K-12, the Red Group, the Middle/High School vision, the potential for land and building expansion, and more. K12 Students are welcome to come!
Thursday, February 26th- 7-9pm Nutrition Workshop with Joy Pieper
Feeding your kids: How to develop healthy eating habits for all ages.
Struggling with feeding your child? Is your child a “picky” eater? Wondering how you can help your child learn healthy eating habits in a world filled with endless sugary, salty, fatty options? This workshop will provide an introduction to developing healthy eating habits for all ages. Find out what children really “need” to eat, what is “normal” eating behavior, and what role parents play in helping children eat! Joy Pieper is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a PhD in Nutritional Biology and an MS in Food Science from the University of California at Davis. As a mother of two young children herself, she has seen many parents struggle with “mealtime battles.” It doesn’t have to be this way! Joy utilizes her research background in early childhood eating behaviors as well as her practical experience as a mother to help parents develop healthy eating behaviors in their children.
Julie Pelaez from The Conscious Cleanse will also be in attendance to give some expertise and anecdotes on exposing children to real food/new tastes and experimenting with new recipes.
March 6th- Last Day of the Trimester- Payment due and last day to make schedule changes
March 22nd-27th- NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
Part Two- February 21st
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The workshop combines information about
The workshop puts many tools together so that all members of a child's community (teachers, parents, etc.) can be consistent in their efforts. It also offers a chance to role play and practice new skills. In between workshop sessions, participants are encouraged to go more deeply into each concept and experiment during the week with children on applying lessons learned, and then following up with the group.at the next session.
The workshop includes remarkable findings in interpersonal neurobiology that can powerfully help us shift out of our frustrations with our relationships to ourselves and others toward finding compassion. The science behind the communication tools is a driving force that motivates participants to make the extra effort up front to be firm but fair with the children in our lives, which results in positive outcomes that last beyond adolescence.
Next trimester the workshop will be offered as an 8-week series with dates and times to be determined.
Families who have enrolled their children at the Patchwork School have already paid a Parent Education Fee, which covers the workshop. The cost is only $50 for others in the community. All are welcome, and participants may repeat the workshop (space permitted).
Parent input shows that we actually all share many of the same universal loving concerns and challenges, and that fact can be both jarring and comforting.
Past workshop participants have enjoyed the opportunity to share experiences about childcare, child development, and problem solving. Taking the time to focus on respectful communication that builds relationship is enriching and inspiring.
RSVP to Patchwork's parent educator, Brenda, to register or with any questions. (Brenda@thepatchworkschool.com
The Patchwork School has inspired a wonderful extended community where all members are a resource to one another, and we invite you to join us.