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Family Resources

Would your student enjoy making a new friend through some good old-fashioned letter writing? Check out this great program where your student can use his/her writing skills as a pen pal to another student. 

Peaceful Pen Pals

Family Resources

As the weather improves, it is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities as a family. Research shows that family play can strengthen family connection and communication. Through play, families begin to talk and laugh and de-stress. Memories are built, inside jokes are shared, and family bonds are created. Check out the link below for some great game ideas: 

Family Games

Family Resources Available

Sound Discipline is providing FREE virtual parent support on a wide range of topics. Click on the link below to learn more about the valuable resources they provide. 

Sound Discipline Resources

Social Emotional Learning- Growth Mindset
Social Emotional Learning- Perseverance
What is PBSES?

PBSES stands for Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support. Please watch this short VIDEO for more information.

PBSES at Discovery Elementary

PBSES in Issaquah is a district initiative targeting students in elementary through middle school.  The link below takes you to the Issaquah PBSES site where you can learn more about this effort. 

PBSES in Issaquah School District

What Does a PBSES Coach Do?

The Student Support Coach trains, coaches, and consults with teachers and staff to recommend appropriate classroom interventions for students with behavior concerns, provides crisis intervention, and provides tools for adults to interact appropriately with social-emotional challenges.

  • leader in promoting understanding of PBSES
  • trainer and coach working directly with staff to implement interventions
  • providing whole school professional development in which they inform about evidence-based practices of PBIS, SEL, Positive relationships and Proactive Classroom Management.  
  • collector of data to monitor progress and aid in decision making
  • maintaining the PBSES team that creates/evaluates the school-wide behavior expectations, using data-based decision making, and problem solving process to work within the multiple tiers of support. 
What is Second Step?

Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments uniquely equipped to encourage children to thrive. More than just a classroom curriculum, Second Step’s holistic approach helps create a more empathetic society by providing education professionals, families, and the larger community with tools to enable them to take an active role in the social-emotional growth and safety of today’s children.

Watch this short Second Step video to learn more.

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