March is such a great month at MAA. Our Garden is ready for planting and the weather is perfect for outdoor learning. Testing season has begun; please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest the day before tests. Teachers will be sending out testing information soon. Registration packets for next year will go home after Spring Break.
8th Grade Parents: Now is the time to register for High School. Many High Schools in the area give tours. Let the front desk know if your child is out due to a tour and they will not be counted as late. If you need help finding the right High School, please feel free to contact me.
We Respect Each Other
Being respectful is more than just using good manners—it means treating people the way you want to be treated. Keep these ideas in mind to help your whole family focus on respect.
Use peaceful tones—It’s a fact that shouting often leads to more shouting. Ask your child to speak in a normal tone to show respect for the person they are talking to, and for everyone around them.
Avoid making assumptions—Your youngster can respect others’ feelings by giving them the benefit of the doubt. For example, encourage your child to rephrase an accusation like, “Who took my water bottle?” Instead, they could ask, “Has anyone seen my water bottle?” That is more respectful because it won’t make anyone feel accused or defensive.
Accept different opinions—With your child, role-play ways to respect opinions that are different from their own. They might start a sentence with, “That’s one way to look at it, but I think—” or, “A lot of people would agree with you. In my opinion—” If a conversation is getting heated, your child could simply say, “Let’s agree to disagree and talk about something else.”
Have a fantastic March!