Video Games and Sleep

Do you ever wonder why your kids are tired and grumpy in the morning? Maybe they are spending too much time on a video game. More and more research is coming out about how detrimental screen time can be for your kids. Some interesting new research is coming out about how video games, especially violent video games can affect the way your child develops and thinks about social situations, compassion, and acceptance of others. Specifically, this article explains how video games can disrupt sleep and make your child grumpy, tired, and unable to cope with daily stressors life presents. I am not suggesting that kids entirely be banned from screen time, but you may want to place limitations and boundaries, including when and how much. A good indicator if your child has spent too much time on a screen is io you call him or her away and he or she comes happily and  willingly. If they refuse, get angry or upset - they've likely spent too much time on a screen.

School News

SOCK HOP! and FOOD DRIVE

Our school is supporting the 13th Annual Operation SOCK IT TO 'EM again this year by collecting new socks to make someone's Christmas a little warmer! We will be holding a SOCK HOP on Dec. 10 during noon hour recess (12:20-12:40) and having lots of fun with familiar tunes like The  Bunny Hop, The Chicken Dance, The Hokey Pokey - just to name a few. Admission is a pair of socks! (optional) Come and join in the fun!

We are also supporting the local Food Bank and are accepting non-perishable food items up to Dec. 17.

Thank you again for all your ongoing support!

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