What is a perfect week at BES? A perfect week is one where children are engaged in school. This week was a perfect week. Allow me to share some observations, I’ll limit myself to ten:
Thank-you for sending your children to school, they made the week! Be sure to send them next week, all rested from the possibly busy weekend. Speaking of rest, sleep is so important and many people tend to forget how important it is. So, I attached sleep information. It is a lot, but please look at it and reflect on what you read.
I am excited to share that Pickup Patrol is working very well from our perspective. We are able to see the changes in children’s plans easily, the bus drivers receive printed lists of changes, Bow Youth Center staff quickly see who is not attending their program, etc., all without notes! It is much faster and reliable than the note system. Please share your experience with me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of you may know, but seniors at BHS engage in Senior Projects. The general theme of these projects is to improve the world. I have met with several seniors about their projects and am impressed every time. The first one I’m writing about is the Toiletry Drive. Please read below for details.
Do you remember what I wrote at the top of this letter? All about a perfect week? Well, you too can be here for perfect weeks. We need good people to help us when staff members are out. The hours are PERFECT for adults that care for children, we need you when the children are in school. Read below for details.
This is the weekend to turn your clocks back at 2:00 AM Sunday morning. We will return to Standard Time.
Keep in touch,
“Bow Goes Purple” Toiletry Drive
Collection Drive Ends December 4th, 2015
Hello! My name is Mia Forrest and I am a senior at Bow High School. Each year, in our "Senior Seminar" class, we are asked to complete a project that provides education and assistance to our community. For my project I have chosen to work closely with a non-profit organization named The Herren Project. My project will support their efforts by organizing a toiletry drive for recovering addicts being treated in local halfway and sober living houses.
As part of my senior project, I will be coordinating events throughout the community. These events are designed to support The Herren Project and their “Project Purple” initiative. Project Purple’s main mission is to assist individuals and families struggling with the disease of addiction by breaking the stigma of addiction, bringing awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and encouraging young adults to make positive decision making.
My goal is to collect three or more boxes filled by the Bow community with new toiletries to donate to The Herren Project. They will then deliver these toiletries to facilities they work closely with. There are purple donation boxes at the community building in Bow, Bow High School and the Bow Elementary School.
Former NBA Boston Celtics player Chris Herren founded The Herren Project in 2011. He was raised in Fall River, Massachusetts and played basketball collegiately at Boston College and professionally for the Boston Celtics. Chris has suffered from substance abuse and the disease of addiction but he has since established his own organization, The Herren Project. The Herren Project provides a variety of services that can help those fighting the disease of addiction to receive the help they need. To find out more about The Herren Project visit: http://www.theherrenproject.org/.
Here is a list of items that wish to be collected:
Socks (men and women)
Alcohol free mouthwash
Soap (body soap)
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at email@example.com.
How Much Sleep Is Enough for My Child?
The National Sleep Foundation set new sleep recommendations in early 2015:
Preschoolers & Kindergarteners: 10-13 hours
6-13 year olds: 9-11 hours
There has been a great deal of research on the impact of sleep loss on children in the past 20 years and these studies are showing that the costs of not enough sleep for children are enormous. The following is a summary of the findings:
National Sleep Foundations latest recommendations:
Review of sleep research from: Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (2009).
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