Family Center students in the Blue Room on the Clayton High School campus participated in several fun activities on Tuesday, April 9, including puzzles, drawing with markers and playing a picture matching game. Click on the headline to view photos.
The Family Center students, parents and teachers on the campus of Clayton High School participated in a Play Yard Beautification Day on Saturday, April 13, to prepare the Family Center’s green space for the warmer weather. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
Family Center students in the Dogwood Room and the Yellow Room enjoyed small group time on Tuesday, April 30, with activities such as painting, drawing with markers, playing a board game and building with blocks. Click on the headline to view photos.
Students in the Family Center’s Red Room and Green Room who meet two mornings each week spent time outside soaking up the warm springtime weather on April 30. The students took a walk on the nature trail and enjoyed their time at the school’s lower playground. Click on the headline to view photos.
The Family Center’s Orange Room hosted a gallery walk of the students’ work with clay and natural materials on Wednesday, May 8. Each Orange Room student was proud to share a piece of their artwork with their family and friends. The gallery walk also included several pieces of clay created by students in the Blue Room. Click on the headline to read more and view photos.
The School District of Clayton will save an estimated $651,000 over the next 20 years while reducing its impact on the environment with the installation of eight arrays of solar panels on six buildings across the District, including the Family Center. The Board of Education approved a 20-year lease proposal from Microgrid Solar, which includes Microgrid’s donation of an array of solar panels at Wydown Middle School. Click on the headline to read the article.
The Family Center is studying the impact of gender on learning and the school environment this school year. As an outgrowth of this work, the Family Center staff has invited the male family members of the two- and three-year-old Red Room students to volunteer alongside the teachers during the morning classes held three days per week. Click the headline to read the article and view photos.
We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this tragedy. The physical, mental and social wellbeing of our students is always the top priority in our District, and our staff is fully prepared to support the needs of our students, especially during difficult times. Click on the headline to read a list of tips from the National Association of School Psychologists for helping your child cope.
The Family Center promotes the belief that a positive parent-child relationship is the core of any healthy, productive family. Its Parenting Education Program provides parents with a wide range of opportunities to develop their parenting skills and spend valuable time with their children. Click on the headline to learn more.
Family Center students and staff wore red on Friday, Feb. 1, to commemorate the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. Students learned about heart health, participated in heart healthy activities, and Chartwells, the District’s food service provider, served red food items. Click the headline to view photos.
Early childhood students recently learned about the nutritional benefits of eating kiwifruit from Chartwells Food Service Director Bridget Jordan. Jordan’s weekly visits to the Family Center at CHS and at its Gay Avenue location introduce students to a variety of fruits and vegetables they may not have previously known about or eaten. Click on the headline to read the article and view photos.
We believe that information and support can strengthen parents' skills,competence, and sense of self-worth. This combination of skill and confidence promotes children's growth and development and fosters healthy families, which in turn enhances the community as a whole.