SEL Team Time at Crosspointe Elementary Afterschool Program

New OST practitioners participate in a virtual SEL onboarding session this week, where they learned about the PSELI Initiative and created a plan to practice adult SEL and incrementally introduce SEL tools and practices to youth with Prime Time support. They shared how they have already been practicing self-care to manage work and school responsibilities…

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Youth Learn About Resiliency in Afternoon Meeting

2nd to 4th graders at Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program spent time sharing their emotion colors of the day, reviewing the meaning of resiliency, and talking about what they would do to deal with a situation that wasn’t going their way in a recent Afternoon Meeting. Youth also reflected on their favorite parts of the meeting and…

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Pahokee Elementary Creates Designated Space for Adult SEL

Pahokee Elementary announces the grand opening of Pahokee’s “New You” Adult SEL Lounge!!  Taking adult SEL to the next level, this space will allow staff – ALL STAFF – to have a space to practice self-care, refresh, and focus on themselves.  Pahkoee is leading the way for adults to apply their own SEL while at work.  Check out the…

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Diamond View Elementary Implements Schoolwide KINDNESS Mission

Diamond View Elementary Guidance Team is implementing a schoolwide. kindness mission with cards purchased from the Oriental Trading Company with generous funding provided by The Wallace Foundation. Students and staff are given instructions (below) to complete secret mission to help in spreading kindness around the school while making it fun and exciting.

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Crosspointe Elementary: Connecting to Families Through School Day and Out-of-School Time Leads to Youth Benefits

Written by: Pam Newsome and Stefania Giannella Building relationships between school-day and out-of-school time (OST) staff benefits not only school climate and culture, but also youth. When that relationship-building is paired with family engagement, the possibility of success dramatically increases. Crosspointe Elementary Principal Dr. Ann Marie Dilbert, Parent Liaison Courtney Roper, and OST Director Abeer…

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Egret Lake Elementary Showcases SEL Morning to Night

Egret Lake Elementary staff showcase how they strengthen SEL competencies and school day and out-of-school time alignment through SEL practices from morning to night. While we were there, we captured the amazing work that Egret Lake Elementary Afterschool Program is doing to promote mindfulness and kindness in their activities after school. Kudos to Egret Lake…

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2018-2019 RAND Formative Feedback Sneak Peek

A sneak preview of the RAND 2018-2019 formative feedback reports was recently released, and we wanted to share some of the glows before your site receives its full report. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to making Palm Beach County a model community for social, emotional and academic learning where, through collaboration, equity…

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Kudos to Diamond View

December 2018 A special shout out to Diamond View Elementary for touching base as an SEL team while incorporating SEL practices such as the welcoming ritual and optimistic closure. Diamond View staff who attended the Scottsdale PSELI convening created a presentation to debrief other members of their team. This is a great tool not only…

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Year Two Highlights

The School District of Palm Beach County and Prime Time envision Palm Beach County as a model community for social, emotional and academic learning where, through collaboration, equity and inclusivity, all children, youth and adults have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential to succeed in school, work and life. Take a look back at…

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PSELI Year 1 Accomplishments

The District and Prime Time recently reflected on Palm Beach County’s many accomplishments in Year 1. The PSELI family should be very proud! Highlights include: Morning and Afternoon meeting are in place at all seven PSELI sites for school-day and OST, as well as prosocial SEL strategies such as Calm Corners. PSELI sites strengthened staff…

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