Dear Parents, We use Bloomz to communicate with our enrolled families. Bloomz is a secure communication app/website that you can access after accepting invitations to the groups that are relevant to you and your child. After you are invited, and accept you can see photos, get class updates, access the calendar, sign up to volunteer, message a teacher, sign up for field trips and generally stay 'in the loop' at Options. You set your notifications to your liking. You choose if you prefer the website or an app.

5 Points of Balance

I have a group of homeschooling middle schoolers who I meet with a couple of times a month. This month we've been discussing balance.  The fact that as a teenager,  or even just a human, you  bring something  small into your life from each of these points, you won't fall over when  something goes wrong. Think of a round table with 5 legs.   Even if you pull one out, the table will  continue to stand. So can we as people if one "leg"  in our lives falls apart, the others will keep us up and strong until things get better.  

Something Academic- Learn something

Something Athletic- Move more. Find something you like. 

Something Social - Be a part of something bigger and connect with another person.   (even for the introverts)

Something Spiritual - Regardless of your beliefs, each person can find that still small voice. 

Something for Service without pay. 

What would you add?