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A teacher in the West Bend School District (WBSD) sent out the following email today, Wednesday, July 8, in her regular “Summer Check In” communication email with WBSD parents. Take a moment to click the links to the “free resource” being offered in the email below. Here are a few sample statements from the video:

“That’s what our emotions are…they’re the voice of our inner child that has been sitting there and asking for attention.”

“When we take the time to align our mind with our physical body we actually bring ourselves into presence.”

“Mindfulness is being in the present moment… bringing your awareness into the present moment with no judgement, with acceptance and with a willingness to be with what is.”

“There’s a lot of racial injustice going on right now and…it’s something where sometimes our own biases can be passed on to our children, and we definitely want to raise this next generation to be all inclusive, and all accepting, as best we possibly can.”

“This is 400 years of work built up in the black community, this is the work that’s built up in us watching this.” “Have I ever felt racist in any way? Have I ever thought things like “Oh, I don’t want to go near that person or have I seen a black person passing by and have I moved away…”

” We can apologize, we can be vulnerable…”

—–Original Message—–
To:
Sent: Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:57 am
Subject: Summer Check In

This email is regarding:
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Hello Fabulous Fair Park Families,

I hope this message finds you happy and healthy- can’t believe the 4th of July has come and gone already!  I wanted to share with you a free resource I have found helpful- a series of interviews on The Power of Purposeful parenting.  Here is an intro:  I am honored to present Roma Khetarpal, author of The “Perfect” Parent and CEO of Tools of Growth. Roma’s mission is to help parents raise kids to “Be Happy, Think Positive, and Do Good.” Roma provides parents with simple, easy-to-remember, and effective communication tools to help them build a strong foundation and relationship with their children.  Roma and I discuss:

  •  How to manage our emotions and help our children manage their emotions during these unprecedented times in the world right now
  •  The STOP method for mindfulness and how to implement this
  •  How to initiate conversations about sensitive subjects, such as racial injustice
  •  Helping children deal with changes to their summer plans and unknown factors of what the school year will look like in the fall
Roma beautifully addresses the challenges we are dealing with in the world right now with COVID-19 as well as racial injustice. She discusses how we can use mindfulness to address our own needs, thus allowing us to have the bandwidth to respond to our children’s needs during these times.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE INTERVIEW!!!  This is Day 3 of resources so here is the link to others:  https://thepowerofpurposefulparenting.com/speakers/?ml_subscriber=1460849398584972443&ml_subscriber_hash=a6n3

As you go through the month of July please feel free to stay in touch about how things are with your family, any major changes; I think of everyone so often.  Email continues to be the best way to initiate the conversation:  ebiertzer@wbsd-schools.org
Hope you are well and that I see you soon!
Take care,
Mrs. Biertzer

District: West Bend School District
District Web Site: http://west-bend.k12.wi.us
State: WI
District Code: 6307

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