• As educators, we recognize that parents are a child’s first teachers. Here at J.H. Blackwell E.S., we encourage our parents and families to join the PTA and to get involved in our school. When parents are involved in their child’s education it is associated with the following outcomes:

    1. Higher grades and test scores
    2. Better attendance and more homework completed
    3. Fewer placements in special education
    4. More positive attitudes towards school and better behavior
    5. Passing the SOL tests

    These are resources that you can use to support the mental health and wellness of children and families:

    Mindfulness Classes

    CMS Mindfulness

    Calming Videos-Go Noodle

    Cosmic Yoga

    Brain Break Toolbox

    Glitter Bottle Instructions