Check out this short video for your elementary kiddos around what a digital footprint really means. We already K-5 students posting and interacting online, so let's start some good habits early! http://bit.ly/OlyDFV2
As soon as you share the first photo of your kid, you're establishing their digital footprint. As kids get older and start creating their own content or engaging with others online, it's important for them to understand the tracks they're leaving behind and what those tracks might reveal. Parents can help guide kids toward creating the kind of footprint they can be proud of. https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-digital-footprint-and-identity
Student-designed yearbooks have been an Oly North tradition for many years. The contest is optional and open to all Olympia North students. We look forward to seeing all of the entries!
The Mclean County Health Department will be here tomorrow for the COVID vaccine clinic. Please make sure that your student brings their consent form if you wish to have them get the vaccine. NO vaccines will be given without the consent. Parents are welcome to come with their student. Please let me Katie know if you have any questions.
Many kids are already posting and sharing information about themselves. But in a world where oversharing might seem like the norm, it’s important for kids to think about their digital footprints. Listen to what these teens have to say about sharing on social media. Are you making the right sharing decisions?
In a time of 24/7 connectivity, do the benefits of online sharing outweigh the risks? In Nov. our digital citizenship focus will be on the topic of Digital Footprint & Identity. Look for posts throughout the month to use as discussion points with your family!
Q&A: My kid seems addicted to her phone. What do I do?
It may seem like your kid is addicted (and may even "feel" addicted) to the phone, but it's more likely normal teen behavior. Read more: bit.ly/Oly_QA1
Come out for the Halloween Fest at OHS on October 31st!
2nd graders at ONE are creating their own large scale number lines and justifying their number placement. Math is so fun!
October is National Anti-Bullying month and Olympia North students are learning about saying “Boo to Bullying” by learning strategies to help identify and respond appropriately when placed in an unkind situation. Great work on saying #BooToBullying, Oly North!
Help keep media/tech use in check by following a few simple practices: 1. Create screen-free times and zones 2. Try parental controls 3. Establish clear family rules 4. Watch and play together 5. Help kids identify healthy behaviors Read more: bit.ly/OlyMBTipsE
Screen time; the reality is that there really is no magic number that's "just right." What's more important is the quality of kids' media, how it fits into your family's lifestyle, and how you engage your kids with it. Read more: http://bit.ly/OlyScreenTime
It's easy to get distracted from homework (and life) when the phone never stops pinging and the next episode plays automatically. Let's set some common sense guidelines by signing this Family Media Agreement within your family: bit.ly/OlyAgree