Bill E Young Jr. Middle School

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Social Emotional Learning

Social-emotional learning (SEL) helps students succeed both in the classroom and in life. Schools across the nation are implementing SEL in classrooms. BYMS will begin to implement several programs this school year to address this necessary skill set that will help students succeed.
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Project LEAD for 5th graders

Imperial County District Attorney's Office sponsors a 13 week curriculum provided to all 5th graders on decision making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and legal consequences of actions.
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New guidelines about kids and screen time

According to Common Sense Media, tweens log 4 1/2 hours of screen time a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. For teens, it's even higher: nearly seven hours a day. And that doesn't include time spent using devices for school or in school.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/01/06/461920593/kids-and-screen-time-a-peek-at-upcoming-guidance

American Academy of Pediatrics recently provided guidance:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/10/21/pediatrics-screen-time-media-guidelines/92462766/
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Parent Portal - Sign up now!

Parents: if already done so, please sign up for Parent Portal. Instructions and access codes were handed out at Back to School Night (your child was given form if you did not attend). Parents can check attendance, grades, assignments, etc.
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Dress Up Days Dec. 17-21

Dress Up Days

Dec. 17: “Candy Cane” – Wear Red and White
Dec. 18: “Holiday Decorations” – Wear Hats, Antlers, Bells, etc.
Dec. 19: “Holiday Accessories”-Holiday Scarves or Socks
Dec. 20: “Oh Christmas Tree” – Dress in green
Dec. 21: “Ugly Sweater Day”
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Parent Conferences Nov 1-2

All students should have received a parent conference notice from their child's home room teacher regarding parent conferences. If you have not, please contact your child's teacher. Quarter 1 report cards will be distributed at conference.
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OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH

October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Kindness is one of the most significant contributors to positive school climate.
United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion:
Make a commitment to support those who have been hurt or harmed, treat others with kindness, be more accepting of people’s difference, and help include those who are left out.
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