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Parent Resources for Social Emotional Learning at Home

Welcome, Parents and Families

Are you a student? We have an entire series of self-care and wellness activities for you. Check them out.

School Climate/Social Emotional Learning

Snowline Roadmap

Social-emotional learning describes the mindsets, skills, attitudes, and feelings that help students succeed in school, career, and life. It focuses on how motivation, social connectedness, and self control enable every student to learn and thrive.

We owe it to students to provide them with not just academic knowledge, but with the skills they need to apply that knowledge in all settings, throughout their lives, with confidence and security. 

To learn more, watch this video from CASEL, a leading social-emotional learning organization supporting school districts: SEL 101: What Are the Core Competencies and Key Settings? 

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Building Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

The CASEL framework addresses five areas that are fundamental to SEL competence. These skills are important for collaboration and perspective-taking, and serve students well in school and in life. By building skills in these areas, students manage their emotions, handle challenges, and reach their goals.

5 Social-Emotional Learning Competencies:

  • Self-awareness: the ability to recognize one’s strengths and limitations with a sense of confidence and purpose
  • Self-management: the ability to manage one’s feelings and behavior, including handling stress 
  • Social awareness: the ability to understand the perspectives of others, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Relationship skills: the ability to communicate clearly, listen actively, and work collaboratively to problem solve
  • Responsible decision-making: the ability to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions
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Great Kindness Challenge Resources

Great Kindness Challenge

From February 14-17, 2023, our entire district will be celebrating the Great Kindness Challenge.


All kids deserve to learn in a safe, supportive and caring environment.
The Great Kindness Challenge provides a powerful tool that actively engages students,
teachers, administrators, families and communities in creating a culture
of compassion, acceptance, unity and respect. 


About: The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive SEL-focused
bullying prevention program that improves school climate and increases student
engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge - School Edition is one week devoted
to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus.


Want to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge at home? Download the Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition below image to follow along with your family.Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition

Download the Great Kindness Challenge Home Edition in English or Spanish


growth mindsetGrowth Mindset & Goal Setting Resources

Encourage your child to have a growth mindset by:
  1. Teaching your child about how the brain works. Every time you try something new or practice something (anything from homework to sports to a new hobby), your child's brain is making new connections that make that task easier they next time they do it. 
  2. Modeling a growth mindset for your student. Yep, kids learn from watching us. You can model your thoughts when you are working through something tough by saying, "This is hard, but I will keep trying" or "I am not sure I can do this yet, but I am learning and improving every time." 
  3. Sharing your mistakes. When you make a mistake, talk to your child about it. Show them that mistakes aren't failures, they are an opportunity for growth.
Learn more and practice instilling a growth mindset for your children by exploring the resources here
Creating goals is an important aspect of having a Growth Mindset.

Parent Toolbox

Have you attended one of our parent toolbox events in partnership with CA Help? Here's where you can access more of the resources from that presentation. 

Looking for information on Bullying, Harassment or Crisis Support?

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