Winter Break Wishes: 12.17.22

December 16, 2022

Good afternoon! As a reminder, today is the final day to your responses to the Virginia Department of Education’s 2022 Parent Involvement Survey (VDOE).

The team at your Parent Resource Center wanted to share our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday break with each of you. The Parent Resource Center will be closed for the entirety of the APS winter break from December 17 through January 2. We look forward to connecting with you upon our return on January 3, 2023. (While school breaks and holidays can be happy and joyful, we know there are sometimes stressors that arise, as well, so we’ve added some resource links for you below.)

When we return, we are looking forward to the following sessions – watch the PRC Events page for dates, times, details and registration links!

  • Social Emotional Learning Survey Responses Lunch and Learn
    • Elementary: January 19
    • Secondary: Date TBA
  • PreK to Kindergarten Transition
    • Evening Session: January 25
    • Morning session: January 26
  • Ask the Autism Specialist
    • February 16: Noon to 1pm
  • Substance Use Prevention and Students with Disabilities – Date TBA
  • Behavior Session – Date TBA

Check out these new resources graphic





This month’s Virginia Special Education Family Connection’s Family Flyer has some helpful seasonal resources:
Children and the Holidays
Child Mind Institute
Find various articles about Children and the Holidays

Emotional Wellness Toolkit
National Institute of Health (NIH)

How you feel can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. How you react to your experiences and feelings can change over time. Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times.
Check out the Emotional Wellness Toolkit

View the entire December 2022 Family Flyer at this link. 

We hope this year’s winter break provides opportunities to enjoy time relaxing and making joyful memories with your family. We look forward to connecting with you in 2023, and send our very best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful winter break.

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