September News for you!

September News

The school year is off to a great start and we are gearing up for a few exciting events! Please check out what’s happening at BBA!September News Image 2018

Upcoming Events


 

PICTURE DAY, 9/26 & 9/27!Picture Day

Dress your child in their best! Picture Day is September 26 & September 27. For class specific information please contact your child’s teacher or Annie Hernandez.

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WAGNER FARM FIELD TRIP, 10/11 9-1pm

Wagner Farm
Wagner Farm

Save-the-date to our All School Field Trip! Children will explore the farm and learn about animals. Contact your child’s teacher if you would like to be a chaperone!

For more information please contact Jennifer Snell

 

 

 

 

 


 
SATURDAY PARENTS, 10/13

Saturday Parents
Saturday Parents

10-12pm
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 13 for a filled morning with crafts, snacks and gym play!

To volunteer please contact Annie Hernandez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SPREAD THE WORD
BBA FALL OPEN HOUSE!

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Fall Open House!

 

Black Bear is hosting a Fall Open House for prospective families! Please share the event with family, friends and colleagues! This year prospective families can stop in with their child from 8:30-9:30am or 6-7pm!

Open House Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2018-2019 Morning & Elective Sign-up

2019 Summer Camp Enrollment Now Available!

Open House October 9 2018 at Black Bear Academy

Open House | Attention Prospective Parents!

Open House Registration > Tuesday, October 9, 2018

"Find out why we're just what you've been looking for!"

Prospective Parents please sign up for our upcoming Open House scheduled, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to learn more about our Academic, Pre Academic and Therapeutic Programs.

Note: All items identified with a red star "*" are required fields.

Black Bear Academy is a private institution.

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Open House Registration > November 8, 2017

RSVP by November 1, 2017

"Find out why we're just what you've been looking for!"

Prospective Parents please sign up for our upcoming Open House scheduled, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 6pm to 7pm, to learn more about our Academic, Pre Academic and Therapeutic Programs.

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Back To School Tips!!

September has arrived which means it’s back- to- school time for the kids!  There is so much to talk about with your children during this exciting time of change, including new classmates, new teachers, a new classroom and for some, a new school!   In short, there are a lot of experiences that your child will encounter as they settle in to the start of the school year.  However, engaging in conversations about your child’s school day can be a challenge!  Below is a list of strategies you may find helpful to use with your child to promote successful communication and productive conversations about their school day!

 

  1. Start your interaction with an enthusiastic hello!
  • Starting conversations with phrases such as: “It’s great to see you!” or “I missed you” or “I hope you had a good day” are good ways to initiate a conversation upon seeing your child! Try using these positive statements instead of starting with a question.

 

  1. Wait and Listen!
  • Give your child some ‘wait time’ before starting up a conversation. Provide them the opportunity to initiate a conversation or talk about their day all on their own! You may be surprised about what they choose to talk about.  Be sure to listen, and not interrupt.  This lets them know that they have your full and undivided attention during the conversation. 

 

  1. Avoid Open-ended questions!
  • You may find that you have more productive conversations with questions that are more focused. Here are some examples of ‘focused questions.” Here are some examples:
  • “What was your favorite part of the day?”
  • “What was your least favorite part of the day?”
  • “Who is your favorite person to sit next to?”
  • “Who is the funniest person in your class? Why are they funny?”
  • “Did you help someone today?” “Did someone help you today?”
  • “What is your favorite spot in the classroom?”
  • “When did you feel happy today?”
  • “What was something you did that was easy?” “What was something you did that was hard?”

 

Starting a new routine and tolerating the differences and changes can be challenging for many students.  We hope you found this information helpful.  We wish you all a great start to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Resources:

Talking Strategies.  Retrieved from: http//:www. Pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/talking-with-kids-about school/talking-strategies/ Pepper, J., Weitzman, E. (2004).  It Takes Two to Talk.

Did you Know? National School Backpack Awareness Day is September 20, 2017 – See more at: http://www.aota.org/backpack#sthash.FfMrVvsD.dpuf