SOCIAL & Emotional Learning

In collaboration with Administrators and Faculty, the PTA is working to support social and emotional learning at NMS. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. At NMS, SEL events and activities promote a safe school climate by fostering social-emotional skills in our students and reinforcing the District’s norms: Be Here, Be Safe, Be Honest, Care for Self and Others, Let Go and Move On.


Open Arts Alliance Partnership

Many of you know Open Arts through the many plays they direct and produce in the community.  Did you also know that Open Arts Alliance, is a 501c3 non-profit social service organization that uses therapeutic arts programs to educate students and senior citizens in our community. The PTA has brought Open Arts into North Mianus to use arts and theatre to integrate the PBIS and social emotional learning curriculum.  Through interactive workshops and performances, Open Arts is bringing our school norms to life as well as other challenging topics that can be difficult for students to manage (such as building friendships, bullying, resolving conflict appropriately, appreciating differences and expressing emotions). 


Executive Functioning: The brain's ceo

School counselor, Allison Tables, and former special education administrator, Susan Chandler recently presented to GPS parents on Executive Functioning.  It was a wonderful presentation with lots of tips for parents.  If you missed the presentation or would like to review the slides, please find them here.


Parenting With Social Media in This Digital Age - Monday, Sept. 20th at 7pm

The Social & Emotional Learning Committee (SEL) is pleased to offer parents an opportunity to learn about social media and its impact on children. GHS senior and honors student Mikaela Browning will be providing a presentation on what parents need to know about social media in this digital age. The presentation is geared towards 5th grade parents, but all are welcome, and it will be done through Google Meets. Google Meets has a 100 person limit, so first come first serve.


Ms. Browning will discuss how social media works and how it gets you hooked. She will share some statistics with us about what is actually happening in Greenwich and present on her own experience of not having social media herself.


If you would like to join the presentation or have any questions, please reach out our SEL Coordinator Karyn Perchard.


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