Mental Health Corner, by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
Hello Zinser Parents! October has come and gone and now we find ourselves in November with the leaves finally changing, and Winter on the horizon. October included challenges and difficulties that our Zinser community was not expecting. It is important to communicate about and reflect on the difficult and challenging experiences in our lives, however we must not forget to also reflect on the positive things happening everyday.
The November theme for True Success, the student Social-Emotional learning curriculum, covers the concept of Gratitude. The staff at Zinser will also be focusing attention on Mindfulness. Gratitude is a concept that I am sure many of you are very familiar with, however you might not be aware of the psychological research and benefits giving thanks can have on an individual - Research Article. Mindfulness centers around the notion of maintaining moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment.
Our staff and students will be exploring these concepts in class throughout the month of November. Active participation in fostering Mindfulness and Gratitude in our students and yourselves can increase happiness as well as improve our general mental health.
K-5th Grade Youth Wrestling – 2021-22 Wrestling Signs-ups
November 16 & 18, 6-7:30 pm, KHHS Wrestling Room
Practices begin after Thanksgiving Break and are Tuesdays and Thursdays
$70 per season (extra charges may apply)
Beginners: 6-7:15 pm
Advanced (2+ years experience): 6-8:15 pm
Season begins November and runs through March. Tournaments for advanced wrestlers are typically Sundays in the region, with two out of region tournaments scheduled.
More info at sign-ups. Questions: Doug Reich, email@example.com
Kenowa Hills 5th & 6th Grade Girls Cheer Tryouts:
Parent meeting November 18 at 6pm in the middle school cafeteria.
Knights Basketball Academy
The Knights Basketball Academy and The Elk’s Lodge presents: The Hoop Shoot FREE-Throw Contest!
Visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot for more information. The Hoop Shoot Program promotes: integrity, hard work, family time in practicing and competing, and good sportsmanship through winning and losing. The Knights Basketball Academy has teamed up once again with the Elk’s Lodge to present this great opportunity for our students.
Who: Any 8-9, 10-11, or 12-13 year old from Kenowa Hills (age on April 1, 2021). There will be 24 competitions, with the top individual from each division and each school (Alpine, Central, Zinser, and the MS) advancing to the city competition at Kenowa Hills High School.
Divisions: Girls ages 8-9, Girls ages 10-11, Girls ages 12-13, Boys ages 8-9, Boys ages 10-11, Boys ages 12-13 (all from EACH school)
Where: Zinser Elementary Gym
When: Saturday, November 20, from 12-2 pm. *The city competition is December 11th from 1-3pm at Zinser (for those who qualify).
Why: To enjoy a healthy shooting competition and see how far you can go! The sky’s the limit! If you love basketball or want to improve, this is a great competition for you!
How: Just show up on the 20th, and sign up with a form, it’s FREE! Make sure you’re practicing your FREE throws!
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