Family Council Meeting | 1-11-22 @ 6:30 p.m. (Childcare Provided)
No School | 1-17-22 - Martin Luther King Jr Day
Count Day | 2-9-22 - We count on you being here!
½ Day | 2-18-22- 12:05 Dismissal
Mental Health Matters by Conor Dahlquist, School Psychologist
I hope everyone is staying safe and warm as we start the New Year off with some cold and snowy weather. This month the students at Zinser Elementary will be discussing the topic of Grit within their True Success Social-Emotional curriculum. True Success defines Grit as demonstrating perseverance and passion for long-term goals, while outlining four subcategories of Guts (willingness to take on risk), Resiliency (ability to bounce back and recover from challenges), Intention (understanding of who you want to be) and Tenacity (your determination to keep moving forward).
I want to take this opportunity to further highlight Resiliency, a characteristic that is very important for all of us. Everyone encounters difficult challenges in their life, but those who learn from failure and bounce back from setbacks tend to grow and achieve their goals. Just as individuals learn to read, write and do math, individuals can learn and develop their own resiliency through their parents, siblings, teachers and all the important people in their lives.
Being resilient does not mean that you can handle all the stress and challenges alone. We need to remember that failure and difficult challenges are a part of life. We can all help each other recover and grow (academically, emotionally, or socially), by supporting each other and inspiring optimism. Stay warm Zinser Families!
This Week’s Showcase
The name Zinser Elementary came from the Zinser family who donated the land for this elementary school. Betty Jane Zinser-Joslin (May 10, 1915 - June 9, 2005) was born in Grand Rapids in 1915 and grew up on Griggs Street. She attended South High School and married a star athlete from South, Leon Joslin. Both Betty and Leon were lifelong friends of Gerald Ford who attended South High during the same years.
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