The Family Connection
February 2019 South Vienna Elementary
Hello South Vienna families! We are pleased to release the February issue of The Family Connection , South Vienna’s first monthly newsletter with helpful hints, hacks, and tricks for families with elementary age students at home.
In this months letter you will find:
Fun ways to celebrate the Love month
Taking good care of our hearts
February is always known as the “Love month” because the celebration of Valentine’s day. Children love this sweet and simple holiday and what’s not to love?!
Below you will find a few ideas to help make this time of year special:
Pop popcorn and add in specialty Valentine MNM’s for a festive treat
Make cards for someone like a grandparent, church member, teacher or friend telling them how much you love them
Make Pink hot chocolate….recipe follows
Hide cut out hearts around your house with sweet messages and let people find them to brighten their day
Hang cut out hearts on a string for a simple Valentine garland.
Cupids Pink Hot Chocolate :
6 cups milk
1 bag of white chocolate chips
1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
1 can sweetend condensed milk
5 drops red food coloring
Whipped cream for topping
On a low setting in a large pot on the stove slowly stir and melt ingridients together. Serve with Whip cream and sprinkles.
*This is a treat and very rich. Serve in small amounts
It is so important to take care of our hearts both physically and emotionally.
In an age where kids tend to go for that video game remember that the key to anything is moderation. Set a 30 min time limit for your child's games and after that encourage outdoor play, a fun exercise video or working out as a family, yoga for kids, hide and go seek, or an all out dance party!
Stock your kitchen with lots of fruits and veggies (they will eat them if they are there!) and keep treats to a minimum.
Children and Teens need about 10 hours of sleep a night. Make sure screens are off a half an hour before bed and think about diffusing Lavender oil in their rooms for added relaxation. Did you know enough sleep is important for your heart!?
For emotional well being really think about the way you speak to your child and around them. Are you displaying positive behavior? Remember they are looking at you and will follow in your footsteps. Doing our best to look at the bright side,staying calm, and keeping your home sweet will help the emotional state of your child’s heart far more than you realize.
For more resources on this please contact the school!
Reminder...no school February 18 for Presidents day!
Whatever you are, be a good one.