Parent University Presents: Mindful Self-Compassion with Dr. Becky Sherman

Dear Methow Valley Students and Parents,

Dr. Becky ShermanYou are invited to join psychologist Dr. Becky Sherman on January 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. for a virtual introduction to the foundation and practices of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Parenting is likely the hardest job any of us will ever have, and it is normal to feel frustrated, angry or upset with yourself, your partner or your children. MSC teaches us how to be kinder to ourselves throughout the parenting journey. If we can learn these skills, we can pass them on to our children, and what a legacy that would be!

This interactive presentation should leave you feeling lighter, brighter, and more loving towards your family.

All virtual Parent University events are free to the greater Seattle and Methow communities, but please be sure to register in advance!

Feel free to contact Kelly Cundiff with questions.

Sincerely,
Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

Parent University Series

Parent University, sponsored by The Bush School, is an annual parent education series for the Seattle and Methow communities. This year, Parent University will offer 3 virtual seminars, and will culminate in a half-day, in-person conference on Saturday, April 30, 2022 (pending current COVID-19 Protocols). Each Parent University lecture features a relevant topic about raising children in today’s society. This year’s events are themed to help parents navigate and support their children’s mental health. For more information and to see recordings of past events, visit bush.edu/parentu

The Bush School - Parent University

The Liberty Bell Drama Company presents Middletown

The Liberty Bell Drama Company presents Middletown, a play by Will Eno. Middletown is a deeply moving and funny play exploring the universe of a small American town.

As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.

WHERE – Merc Playhouse in Twisp, WA

WHEN – December 8th, 9th, 11th @ 7 p.m. • December 12th @ 2 p.m.

TICKETS – Adults $15, Youth 18 and under $5. Tickets sold at the door. Doors open 30-minutes before the show.

Audience members must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines the day of the event.

 

Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation. Glimmers from start to finish.
~ The New York Times

Liberty Bell High School Drama Company Presents Middletown


 
Presented with support from The Merc Playhouse and Methow Arts.

Happy Thanksgiving…

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

In advance of Thanksgiving Break, a period of time often associated with displays of gratitude and kind words of appreciation for others, we recently asked students in Mrs. Dufresne’s 2nd grade class, as well as students in Mr. Stratman’s 4th grade class who or what they are grateful for and why…

So impressed by their kind and thoughtful words, we thought we’d share a couple of “letters of gratitude” each day leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Coming from the heart, they serve as a clear reflection of how deeply we care about and for one another. When we mentioned that we may be publishing some of their letters, one 4th grade student stated, “I hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.”

On behalf of our entire school board, administrative team, and staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sincerely,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

Happy Thanksgiving - Kristi Paul baking bread in school cafeteria

Kristi Paul

I’m grateful for the lunch ladies because their food is so delicious!
~ Dylan White, MVE 2nd Grade Student

Happy Thanksgiving - Mr. Stratman and Leona Naumann

Mr. Stratman & Leona Indigo Naumann

I’m grateful to Mr. Stratman. It’s hard to notice, but the small things he says to me, like, “Good job,” that is powerful. Those things make my day light and make me smile under my mask.
~ Leona Indigo Naumann

A heart-felt thank you…

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

In advance of Thanksgiving Break, a period of time often associated with displays of gratitude and kind words of appreciation for others, we recently asked students in Mrs. Dufresne’s 2nd grade class, as well as students in Mr. Stratman’s 4th grade class who or what they are grateful for and why…

So impressed by their kind and thoughtful words, we thought we’d share a couple of “letters of gratitude” each day leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Coming from the heart, they serve as a clear reflection of how deeply we care about and for one another. When we mentioned that we may be publishing some of their letters, one 4th grade student stated, “I hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.”

On behalf of our entire school board, administrative team, and staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sincerely,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

A Heartfelt Thank You - Dovey Allgood drawing of classroom and teacher

~ Dovey Allgood, MVE 2nd Grade Student

I am grateful for Mrs. D because every time I am sad Ms. D helps me. She is one of my favorite teachers.

A Heartfelt  Thank You - Henry Pepper

~ Henry Pepper, MVE 4th Grade Student

I am grateful for schools because without schools, I wouldn’t be able to read, do math, type, and have friends. That is why I am grateful for schools and how important they are to everyone.

Forever grateful…

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

In advance of Thanksgiving Break, a period of time often associated with displays of gratitude and kind words of appreciation for others, we recently asked students in Mrs. Dufresne’s 2nd grade class, as well as students in Mr. Stratman’s 4th grade class who or what they are grateful for and why…

So impressed by their kind and thoughtful words, we thought we’d share a couple of “letters of gratitude” each day leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Coming from the heart, they serve as a clear reflection of how deeply we care about and for one another. When we mentioned that we may be publishing some of their letters, one 4th grade student stated, “I hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.”

On behalf of our entire school board, administrative team, and staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sincerely,
Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

Forever Grateful - Colm Godwin drawing of a playground slide

~ Colm Godwin, MVE 2nd Grade Student

I am grateful for Ms. Kelli. She is my friend and is nice to talk with.

Forever Grateful - Chance Reece on the playground rock wall

~ Chance Reece, MVE 4th Grade Student

I am grateful for construction people because they built the playground. What I like about the playground are the slides, swings, the rock wall, and the zipline!

Sincerely…

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

In advance of Thanksgiving Break, a period of time often associated with displays of gratitude and kind words of appreciation for others, we recently asked students in Mrs. Dufresne’s 2nd grade class, as well as students in Mr. Stratman’s 4th grade class who or what they are grateful for and why…

So impressed by their kind and thoughtful words, we thought we’d share a couple of “letters of gratitude” each day leading up to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Coming from the heart, they serve as a clear reflection of how deeply we care about and for one another. When we mentioned that we may be publishing some of their letters, one 4th grade student stated, “I hope they enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.”

On behalf of our entire school board, administrative team, and staff, we wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sincerely,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, MVSD

Sincerely - Anna Avery Drawing

~ Anna Avery, MVE 2nd Grade Student

I am grateful for Mrs. Wells because she is sweet. In reading groups, she is nice because when I get a word wrong she helps me.

Sincerely - Declan Acosta Smith and Librarian Mrs. Barber

~ Declan Acosta-Smith, MVE 4th Grade Student

I am grateful for Mrs. Barber because otherwise I wouldn’t get to have the opportunity to read as many books or get the experience to read books I’ve never read. Every time I go, she reads a good book aloud, and sometimes, she even has fun activities. She is a great librarian and that is why I’m grateful for Mrs. Barber.

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Winter Break: Monday, December 20th - Friday, December 31st • All Schools and the District Office will be Closed During Winter Break.