DAILY MESSAGE

CHARACTERIZE PEOPLE BY THEIR ACTIONS

AND

YOU WILL NEVER BE FOOLED BY THEIR WORDS

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL

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    POSITIVE ACTION CLUB 

       AT THE CLUB SIGN UP

    OCTOBER 10TH

    FROM 12:15 PM - 1 PM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN & HAITIAN CULTURE CLUB HEADED TO WASHINGTON, DC

    THE AFRICAN AMERICAN AND HAITIAN CULTURE CLUB ARE HEADED TO 

    WASHINGTON, DC TO VISIT THE 

    SMITHSONIAN AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH

     

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS Social Justice Club meets every other Thursday, Room 203, @ 10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS African American & Haitian Culture Club meets every other Tuesday, Room 203 @10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • Girls PLUS meets every other Wednesday, Room 203 @10:30AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention
  • HS Interact Club meets every other Monday, Room 201 @ 10:30 AM

    Student Support Services and Prevention

CONTACT:

Dornzella Milligan

Student Support Services

(845) 353-7134

dmilligan@nyackschools.org

 

Contact Information for D. Milligan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREVENTION CORNER

KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE FROM VAPING

Four suggestions  to support you in keeping your children safe: 

Age -  Be aware, it is illegal in Rockland County to purchase tobacco products unless the consumer is  21 years of age.  In addition legislation is being created to ban flavored  products widely used in vape/e-cigarette devices.

Conversations- Sneak in a teachable moment whenever you can.  Make sure you have created a safe atmosphere for an open conversation. Be calm and direct while sharing your concerns and try not to be defensive.  Express your expectations.  Be a good listener and comment when you hear positive feedback.

Monitor Spending - We have to pay close attention to what  on and how youth are spending their money.  Many vape products can be purchased online.  Be very  careful some of the products are sold on very common and widely used sites.  

Partner - Don't point fingers at where vaporing takes place. Parents, schools, community organizations, afterschool programs, sport teams, childcare  or other  guardians, anyone who cares about children wants to make sure that all children are safe.  Ask about ways to partner  to keep children safe.

 

 

 

 

CBS This Morning Show - Teen Vaping Epidemic

EIGHT DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS- "Wellness is not merely the absence of disease, ...."

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires awareness of/ and making choices for a more satisfying lifestyle.  Wellness is not merely the absence of disease, illness and stress, but the presence of:

         1)  Purpose in life, 2) Active involvement in satisfying work, 3) Joyful relationships, 4) A healthy body and living environment  and 5) Happiness.

 Each dimension is connected The Emotional Dimension refers to the ability to develop skills and strategies to cope with stress.  Here are a few suggestions:

Listen to your feelings- practice being aware and paying attention to your feelings

Express your feelings to people you trust

Practice mindfulness- stay focused on what’s going on right here, right now, in the present moment

 

Separate yourself  - focus on your strengths, values, goals, and actions.