San Elijo Middle School

Complexity, Collaboration, and Character

 Conversations With the Principal Schedule of Events and Resources
January 18, 2017
SEMS Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Theme- SEMS Mid-Year Review/Math Information
Other Resources:
An introductory video (28 minutes) about raising teens related to Growth Mindset:
An introductory article on grit and raising children:
Article from Time Magazine from August 3, 2015:  It's Time to Rethink What it Means to be Exceptional: 
 Growth Mindset websites:
Q.E.D. Foundation is an organization of adults and youth working together to create and sustain student-centered learning communities. Our work is based on relationships and practices that first and foremost support students’ growth and learning while simultaneously improving the health of our communities and our society. Young people are our most important resource for the future.
Mindset:  What is It?
Mindset Lessons:
April 21, 2017
9:30- 10:45am
Location- SEMS PAC
Theme- A Day in the Life of a 6th Grader
6th Grade students will share their struggles with the transition to middle school, and how they overcame those struggle and are now thriving. 
Dr. DeBora will address topics that include:
  • Communication with the school
  • Dates/Timelines of events
  • Grades/Homework
  • Lunches/supplies
  • social media in middle school
  • Resources for parents (regarding both the school and their children) 
1.  How to Raise an Adult- by:  Dr. Julie Lythcott-Haims
2.  From Education Nation and NBC's Parent Toolkit
(Apps spotlighted: kik, YikYak,, Whisper, Best Secret Folder)

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Potentially Dangerous Mobile Apps: via @TODAYshow & the Parent Toolkit

 3.  SEMS Parent Handbook