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Wellness

Welcome to Wellness

Thank you for visiting the Wellness page. Here you will find resources to support Millikin students, families, and staff.

 

Wellness services for the Millikin community include outreach, school-based counseling, mindfulness group yoga, social skills group, parenting workshops, staff consultation, and linkage to community resources. 

 

For more information on Wellness services, please see FAQ in the Wellness Locker or contact Yvonne Hirsch, Wellness Coordinator, via email yhirsch@scusd.net or phone 408-878-4371.

This Month's ABC Book

                              

In this month’s ABC book: “Sebastian’s Roller Skates” by Joan de Déu Prats, Sebastian gains confidence while practicing a new physical activity: roller-skating! His newly developed confidence empowers him to speak up and participate more fully in other areas of his life as well. This book shows how physical activity, perseverance, and hard work can bring about great leaps of confidence and skill.

 

Lesson Goals:

  • Help students explore and discover their sparks (interests, dreams, passions, etc.).
  • Reflect upon and identify the support students receive from their peers, family, and community.
  • Learn to change mud thoughts into clear thoughts.
  • Empower students to provide support to their peers, family, and community.

Parents may reinforce this lesson at home by asking your child:

  • What dreams do you have for your future?
  • Which mentors or role models who have a strong purpose in life do you admire? Why?
  • If you could do one thing with your life, what would it be? Why?

Here are some tips that might help your child find a sense of purpose:

  • Cut down on television, computer, and telephone time to give your child time to develop her or his interests.
  • Model having a sense of purpose. Do the things that matter to you.
  • Compare passion lists. Have family members each write down five things they're passionate about and then talk about them.
  • Model using positive self-talk and turn mud thoughts into clear thoughts.

- “I hate spelling. I never will be able to spell.” - mud thought

- “Spelling is hard for me, but I can practice and work hard to do better.” - clear thought

 

When you “catch” kids modeling positive behaviors... Notice, Name it, and Celebrate it!

Classroom to Playground

Project Cornerstone

What is the Project Cornerstone ABC Program?

 

Project Cornerstone is a community initiative of the YMCA of Silicon Valley and works with more than 400 schools and community partners to change the personal behavior of adults, strengthen programs that serve youth, and impact public policy. The Asset Building Champions (ABC) Program is a literature-based program addressing important issues like respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors, inclusion and refusing to participate in gossip. Volunteers read specially selected books then lead discussions and activities that help teach valuable lessons related to these issues.  

 

Seven books will be read for the 2017 - 2018 school year in each classroom.  Book titles include Giraffes Can't Dance, Through My Eyes, Sebastian's Roller Skates, and Thank You, Mr. Falker.

 

Get Involved – Join our Asset Building Champions Team at Millikin!

 

For more information on the program or to become a volunteer: please contact Yvonne Hirsch, Wellness Coordinator, at yhirsch@scusd.net.

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