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Jul
07

Join the Virtual Fit Flo Community Fitness Classes

Tune in to JeddaLaRue’s live Fit Flo Community Fitness class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00 AM. It will be an exploration of movement through Tai Chi postures which connect to animals and nature; while incorporating breathing techniques, visualization, stretching, calisthenics and guided meditation leading us towards an inner mindfulness of fitness that encourages self […]

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Jul
06

Summer Enrichment & the Superintendent’s Reading Challenge

Summer Enrichment Opportunities Who: K-8 students What: Enrichment opportunities to help K-8 students continue to have fun learning and growing over the summer, including supports in reading, writing, math, and the arts Why: To provide opportunities for our K-8 students and families to engage and participate in continued learning over the summer. When: July 6th-August [...]
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Jul
06

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to focus attention on the value of mental health, and disparities in both care and treatment. The issue of mental health has grown more critical in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation caused by school closures and the need to social distance. According to the […]

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Jul
06

Register for UConn’s STEM Camps for Middle and High School Youth

Announcing SPARK, a ‘female only’ engineering camp for rising 7-10th graders and Explore Engineering (E2), a co-ed camp for rising 11-12th graders.  Both camps are hosted by the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering Diversity and Outreach Center and are designed to teach students about STEM subjects (more specifically engineering) in a hands-on and fun way. […]

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Jun
24

Social-Emotional Resources

Coping with the challenges of life during the COVID-19 crisis can be difficult. Hartford Public Schools would like to share some of our favorite Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) resources from trusted organizations to help support students, families, and teachers. We also want to connect you with resources to support children’s emotional well-being amid Anti-Black Racism, racial […]

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Jun
24

Read to a Child’s Remote Read-Aloud Program and Interactive Zoom Session

Aerospace Systems Engineer Tracy Drain reads “Hidden Figures” and has lively interaction via Zoom with 4th Grade Class at Esperanza Elementary School in Los Angeles National literacy and mentoring non-profit Read to a Child® announced its Remote Read Aloud Program. As part of the new program, Tracy Drain, a Systems Engineer working at NASA’s Jet […]

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Jun
23

Children’s Emotional Well-Being Amid Anti-Black Racism, Racial Violence & Trauma

Most Black children in the United States encounter racism in their daily lives. Ongoing individual and collective psychological or physical injuries due to exposure and re-exposure to race-based adversity, discrimination, and stress, referred to as racial trauma, is harmful to children’s development and well-being. Events that may cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, […]

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Jun
22

CT After School Network’s Summer Activity Guides

Are you a parent, child, or youth provider looking for summer activities? The Connecticut After School Network Summer Activity Guides for ages 5 – 9 are here. The Connecticut After School Network has published a suite of fun and engaging activities and challenges designed specifically to accommodate a COVID-19 summer.  They are hoping that this makes your […]

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