COUGAR CLIPS NEWSLETTER
Volume 16, Issue 25 March 25, 2015
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I read an informative letter from Skyline School’s Principal, Lisa Denham, and wanted to pass it on to you.
Today’s children and teens are more connected with each other, and to the world, through digital technology than any previous generation before them. While today’s children may be more digitally savvy than their parents, their lack of maturity and life experience can quickly get them into trouble with these new social venues. For this reason, it is imperative that parents talk with their children of all ages about social media and monitor their online social media use to help them navigate this new online social world. How parents talk with their children will vary slightly by age depending on the topic being discussed. These tips will help you start that journey with your family.
- Learn about these technologies first hand. There is simply no better way than to have a profile yourself. It will allow you to “friend” your child and monitor them online.
- Let them know that their use of technology is something you want and need to know about.
- Agree with your child when they can join a social networking site (i.e., Instagram) and create their profile with them.
- Teach your child never to share any personal details. This includes their password, real name, address and their school.
- Explain that friends should be people they know. People they meet online may not be who they say they are. Talk to them about the risks involved with chatting to people they don’t know and sharing information with them.
- Set rules about what they should and shouldn’t post.
- Keep computers and mobile technology in the public part of your home, such as the family room or kitchen so you can check on what your child is doing online and how much time they are spending there.
- Talk with other parents about what their children of similar ages are using for social media.
- Emphasize that everything that is sent over the Internet or cell phone can be shared with the entire world, so it is important that they use good judgment in sending messages and pictures and set privacy settings on social media sites appropriately.
- Set time limits for Internet and cell phone use.
- Check your child’s chat logs, emails, and social networking profiles for inappropriate content, friends, messages and images periodically. Be transparent and let your child know what you are doing.
Social media is a part of our lives, so it is important that you stay current and connected to it as well. The following link provides parents with some of the most current and popular social media apps that children and teens are using today.
Sincerely, Terri Davis, Principal
On behalf of the Carmel Creek PTA, we’d like to thank the families, teachers and staff for making our first ever, Spring Fling event such a fun success! We appreciate all your efforts and participation! THANK YOU!!
Order a memorable yearbook to be delivered to your child’s classroom for $20. Prices will go up after March 27th.
*Order and pay at school website or write checks via order form at the front office to CC PTA*
Carmel Creek PTA invites you to CPR Training!
Sudden cardiac arrest affects 450,000 Americans annually. Learn the basic life-saving skills of CPR. Early recognition of the signs and symptoms saves lives.
Adult, child & infant CPR/First Aid/AED 2 year certification.
Wednesday, April 1st, 8:35am
Special price for Carmel Creek Parents: $15 per person (regular $100)
Reserve your spot today,
email: Beth Sullivan, email@example.com
Hope to see you there!
Share and Care Coat and Shoe Drive
We are doing a Coat and Shoe Drive for our sister school JOHN MARSHALL ELEMENTARY.
Did you know that Marshall Elementary School, our sister school, has many students that come from refugee camps? Many of the students do not have a jacket or shoes that fit properly.
We will be collecting gently used jackets, sweaters, hoodies, ski jackets, coats, sweatshirts, and shoes April 13 – 17th and all donations will go to the students at Marshall Elementary.
So, clean out those closets during Spring Break and bring all items to the office or send in a bag with your child. I know they will be so appreciative!
Thank you for your support,
Cyndi Pokal, VP Community Service
Cyndi Pokal, VP Community Service
HERITAGE DAY 2015 – April 30th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Save the date for Heritage Day 2015
April 30th from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Get your recipes together for the potluck!
Lots of opportunities for volunteering.
Immediate need for a co-chair to help with day of performances
Please contact Michele Carson for details (firstname.lastname@example.org)