Hello Pirates and Happy Friday!
It's been a great week and start to our 2nd semester as it has been awesome seeing the excitement from students who are starting some new classes at Pathfinder and the high school and although this wet weather is getting a little old, it's been nice to have our elementary students continue to have the opportunity to go outside for recess as much as possible without having to deal with all that snow gear!
A couple of months ago, I shared a great FREE resource that we are able to offer all parents throughout Livingston County as we are partnering with ParentGuidance.org to provide free, confidential coaching to parents (https://parentguidance.org/). As we all know, being a parent can be tough and many of us as parents worry about our children struggling and often we are not sure how to help them. The coaches at ParentGuidance.org provide tools and personalized support to help parents address challenges they may be facing.
Parent coaches help parents establish expectations for their child, navigate issues resulting from divorce or the loss of a loved one, provide tools to help deal with defiance or setting boundaries and establish routines for things like homework or screen time. Throughout this next year, parents can meet with their own individual coach from the privacy of their own home for up to thirty minutes each week.
We have had many parents throughout Livingston County take advantage of this free service and we encourage anyone who is needing some extra support to please consider taking advantage of this opportunity.
This past week, 12 of our Student Government leaders, along with their amazing Adviser Mrs. Maurer and Mrs. McBride (HS Principal) attended the MI Student Leadership Regional SUPER Connect Conference which brings together students from across the state to learn and grow from presentations that are completely student driven. Bella O’Keefe and Alexie Hawker did us proud by leading a session putting the spotlight on our annual StuGo-coordinated Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner. Great job to our Pirate Leaders!!
For those who may think that an Intro to Stats class sounds pretty boring, never had the privilege of having the infamous Mr. Tom Hermann as their teacher as his students work to answer the question
“Is a side saddle or traditional putter better?”
through the collection of data that involves putting. Not only do activities like this make learning stats fun, it can also improve your putting game. Sign me up!!
We so appreciate all of our local first responders who help to keep our community and district safe and recently, our Navigator Elementary students had the opportunity to spend the day with many of them as they shared important safety tips, including teaching students how to perform CPR! Thank you to our Pirate heros!
Lastly, we have always been extremely proud of the diversity of activities we are able to provide our students as we know how important it is for our students to be connected with positive experiences outside of the school day. Two such activities that we offer include our Pirate Archery Program (Grades 5th - 12th) and competitive Bass Fishing Team (Grades 9th - 12th). Information is provided below for any parent who may want to learn more about these great programs.
Thank you to our Pirate families for all you do to support our teachers and our students as we appreciate you! Have a great weekend and GO PIRATES!!