I.40 Developmental Assets:  Developmental Assest are important things you need in your life and in yourself.  Together they are used as building blocks to healthy development that will carry on into adulthood. They consist of external assets and internal assets.  These include but are not limited to Support, Empowerment, Boundaries and Expectations, Constructive Use of Time, Commitment to Learning, Positive Values, Social Competence, and Positive Identity. 

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A. Support: Family Support: Family life provides high levels of love and support.

Caring School Cllimate: School lprovides a caring, encouraging environments.

B. Enpowerment:  community Values Youth: Young people see that they are valued by the adults in the community. 

C. Boundaries and Expectations:  Family has clear rules and sonsequences and monitors the young person's whereabouts.

II. Reasons Why Parent Involvement Is A Plus;

Students whose parents are involved in their school are:

1. less likely to have learning problems

2. less likely to have behavioral problems

3. less likely to repeat a grade

4. more likely to get higher grades and test scores

5. more likely to resist negative peer pressure

6. more likely to participate in extracurricular activities at school and organized youthe activities outside of school.

7. more likely to graduate

8. more likely to go on to college.


Targets and Bullying:  Bullying is an aggressive behavior that is intentional, hurtful, cruel, and often repeated.  The BEST THING a student can do it to report the "bullying" whether it is directed at one'self or someone else.


Fun Things to know:

1. Which insect makes its nest from chewed-up mud or wood?

2.  Did you know:Repel away== If you spray rubbing alcohol on your arms and legs you will deter mosquitoes from biting you.  The same will work with a mixture of water and PURE vanilla.

Cayenne Pepper and Paprika are affected by light and heat.  They need to be stored in the refrigeratorl


 Help your Child with Technology:

Educate yourself about the technology that our young students are using today.

Talk with your child about technology.

Be aware of how and why your child is using technology.

Know who your child is communicationg with when online.

Set limits and guidelines.

Technology terms: 

Blog: an online journal that is written so that others can read it.

Chat Room: a place onte the Internet where children and adults can go to discuss specific topics.

Phishing: a scam that uses phone calls, emails, and text messages to trick people into giving up person information.


Understanding Technology:

Piracy:  downloading copyrighted material (this includes music)

Sexting:  Teens using their phone to send suxually suggestive or nude pictures of themselves to others.

Virtual World:  computer-based simulated environment that is used to interact withothers using virtual versions of themselves called avatars.







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