We learned today that yahoo.com email addresses are not receiving emails from dc.gov email addresses. Please know that if you have a yahoo.com email address, you might not have received communication from your child’s teacher or Janney staff members recently. If you have an alternative email address, please use that to communicate with Janney until we have this issue resolved. I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
I want to offer a gentle reminder that we are a nut-free campus. Please let all care givers know that this expectation includes our outdoor play spaces. Care givers that are picking up students after school should not bring products that contain nuts to these spaces.
Included in this week’s newsletter: our student support services column from our OT, Cathy Eliot and our Social Worker, Sara Solomon.
Finally, this week’s THT includes a flyer for the Politics and Prose Annual Janney Book Sale which will be held on September 29 and September 30.
Student Support Services Column
My name is Cathy Eliot and I am delighted to be the occupational therapist at Janney. I love my job because every day I get to work with students and teachers to figure out how everyone can participate and learn at Janney. As adults, we may have a sense if our learning style is primarily visual or auditory or even kinesthetic and that relates to how we use and integrate our senses. For our students, the elementary school years are a dynamic time of skill development in how we integrate and regulate our senses, how we organize our bodies and how we work with other people. As an OT, I get to witness and facilitate that growth and development. I am looking forward to November and April when I will be writing the weekly articles. I am planning on focusing on fine motor skills and activities in November and sensory integration and regulation in April. However, I am prone to getting very excited about something I am currently learning; hence these topics are subject to change.
Hi Janney Jaguars! I’m Sara Solomon, and I’m so excited for my second year as your School Social Worker (aka Worry Doctor). Although I get to do a lot here at Janney, my absolute favorite part of my job is helping our young friends understand connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and make sense of things that may be confusing in their relationships with others. The Elementary years are so important in the development of a child’s sense of self and their place in the world, and how they relate to others, and I get to play a part in helping them find their way. Later this year, I’ll write more about some of these ideas and how you can use them at home when it’s my month to write our Student Support Corner column. Type to you then!