The How of Happiness
Monday, February 1 at 7 PM
Monday, February 1 at 7 PM
Underwritten by the Monta Vista PTSA. 😀
We all want our kids to be happy. But can teenagers managing academic and social pressures, not to mention hormones, during a pandemic find happiness? And is it possible to build habits that will support long-term happiness?
Join us on Monday, February 1 at 7 PM when Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., an expert on happiness and the author of three books on the subject including, The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, will address this topic.
When: Monday, February 1 at 7 PM
Parent Ed ...
Stressed Teens and Parents
Recognizing, Understanding, and Managing It Well
Watch the recorded webinar here
Stress is part of life, but too much is dangerous for both our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, we often don’t recognize stress in our kids and in ourselves. Watch the Stressed Teens and Parents webinar, featuring Dr. Lynette Danylchuk, an expert on the subject, will discuss how to recognize and mitigate stress and associated behaviors. Dr. Danylchuk will be joined by Monta Vista Principal Ben Claunitzer and Monta Vista School-based Therapist Richard Prinz, who will discuss Monta Vista’s work in supporting students; and Monta Vista parent, Jaya Rupanagunta, who will share her family’s story.
Parent Ed ...
New Meditation Classes
Next Class Wednesday, January 26 from 5:30 to 6 PM
We're back and in collaboration with Monta Vista's student-led FBLA we're offering a new line-up of half-hour meditation classes to kick-off the year.
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Where and When: Meditation Classes via Zoom on Tuesdays 1/12 and 1/19, Wednesday 1/27, and Tuesday 2/2 from 5:30 to 6 PM. Join us for one session or all four—it’s your choice.
Register: Read and agree to the waiver below and a Zoom link for all four classes will be provided.
Background: Meditation reduces stress and promotes a greater sense of wellbeing and focus. So what better time to relieve the stress of distance learning and winter doldrums with meditation. For this series of classes, a different master instructor will be featured in each session.
Mental Health and Community Resources
Fremont Union High School District continues to build on our longstanding efforts to develop resources and partnerships that support the wellness of our students and school community. For the remainder of the school year, we will be partnering with Care Solace, an online resource meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services.
Care Solace is now available for use by district families and staff at no cost. All information entered on the Care Solace tool is completely confidential and securely stored. Please note, this service is an optional resource available by choice and is not mandatory in any way. Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely.
2. Please remember that we have a wonderful resource in Santa Clara County 211. 211 Connects Bay Area Residents to Current Health & Human Service Information. You may call them to find out what/if resources are available in multiple languages. Here is the link to 211, please click on this link to see what they have to offer:
A big thank you from MVPTSA to Monta Vista’s hard-working teachers, but also administrators, and staff! While we cannot welcome you back to school in person, please know that we appreciate everything you do for our kids.
Register here: Parenting in a Pandemic Is BACK! The FREE Speaker Series from the 6th District PTA runs January through March.
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