Blog - Post List
  • PBSES Blog: Summer Resources

    Summer Resources The year is starting to come to a close and we wanted to leave you all with some resources for the summer. We will also leave our joint website up with all of our school closure resources included. Do a 7-day summer kindness challeng...
    • 17 Jun 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Racism and Discrimination

    Resources for Talking About Racism & Discrimination Here are some resources to help families start or continue to do the work and address racism at home. We urge you to please lean into this conversation and hard work with your families. We...
    • 16 Jun 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Gratitude

    Week #8: Gratitude ‚Äč This week we are going to share some ideas about the benefits of gratitude and some ways to practice it. In this time of heightened anxiety our brains are adapting to the trauma and stress around us. One great way to combat some ...
    • 16 Jun 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Problem Solving and Managing Conflict

    Even with the joy and closeness of family during the stay at home order, we all have moments when being cooped up takes its toll. Even if kids are cooperative and getting along most of the time, what sticks out sometimes is the fighting, the meanness...
    • 13 May 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Social Connections

    Staying Connected While Social Distancing This week we decided we wanted to revisit staying connected while school is closed and we work to maintain social distance. We know elementary aged children thrive on social connections and that it is a ...
    • 11 May 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Balancing Screen Time

    Balancing Screen Time Hopefully everyone is starting to get the hang of this new way to do school and settling into some routines. Please know we are all learning together and if there is anything we can do to support this transition, just reac...
    • 28 Apr 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Growth Mindset

    GROWTH MINDSET “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resi...
    • 20 Apr 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Kindness

    PBSES and Counseling Newsletter: Week of 4-6             Our world could use kindness now more than ever! Participate in Mrs. Chapman and Mrs. Fernstrom’s 7-day kindness challenge HERE!   Starting Monday...
    • 6 Apr 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Empathy and Behavior Change

    Dear Families, We hope you and your family are safe and healthy and are finding ways to make the most of this brand new experience. We are all in this together and we are here to help and support you and your family as much as we can during ...
    • 30 Mar 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Setting up a Routine or Schedule

    Setting up a routine or schedule can help with focus and consistency. It doesn't have to be followed minute by minute and can be helpful even if it is loose.  Just like expectations, involve your child's voice in creating a schedule, like lettin...
    • 23 Mar 2020
  • PBSES Blog: Setting up Expectations

    Expectations at Home Students can be set up for success with expectations for how to behave in different settings. At Grand Ridge, we have whole school expectations (see "School Wide Expectations page") as well as classroom expectations set up by ind...
    • 20 Mar 2020