|Posted on October 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM|
The West Jefferson Hills School District Council of PTAs will host an informational session for parents on student stress and anxiety. The panel will discuss how parents might recognize the signs and symptoms of stress or anxiety in their children, and will propose ideas to help both parents and students cope with these issues. The discussion will encompass all school age children from kindergartners who struggle with separation anxiety through high school juniors or seniors stressed out about Advanced Placement exams or choosing the right college or career path. Scheduled among the presenters will be Jeff Devinney, West Jefferson Hills School District Social Worker; Erin McManus, the Outpatient Supervisor at Mon Yough Community Services, and Rusty Hewitt from the Allegheny County Bureau of Mental Health Services. The panel will speak for approximately one hour and afterwards there will be a thirty minute question and answer session for the parents in attendance. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the LGI Room at Pleasant Hills Middle School. Parents from nearby communities are also welcome to attend.
|Posted on September 30, 2016 at 8:35 AM|
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|Posted on September 17, 2016 at 8:15 AM|
McClellan Elementary will continue the OLWEUS Bully Prevention program this year with our theme of “Be a hero, not a bully.” Teachers are instilling in our students the notion that they can be a hero and stand up for someone being bullied. We'll also be focusing on the topic of kindness, lead by Mrs. Thomas. We need your support in this endeavor, so please discuss the weekly topics with your child.
|Posted on September 16, 2016 at 9:25 PM|
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the PTA, McClellan Elementary now has a TV in our front lobby. This new equipment will allow the school to easily display important news and information in a high-traffic area. In addition to the TV, blinds were installed in the gymnasium that will be helpful during presentations and assemblies. The blinds will aid in keeping sunglare to a minimum and increase the visibility of multimedia and videos. The PTA has also secured the funds for a filtered water fountain. Soon to be installed, the new fountain is designed to better accommodate the filling of water bottles and cups.