2015 New Year’s Resolution…

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Health and Welfare

2015 New Year’s Resolution: I will stay more connected to my children and to their school We love the clean slate of a brand new year. The holidays are behind us, the kids are back in school – the New Year brings an opportunity to recommit to staying more connected to your children and to […]

Smart Snacks in School

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Health and Welfare

What is Smart Snacks? As part of theHealthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) included guidelines for “competitive foods” known as Smart Snacks for all foods and beverages sold to students throughout the school day. The new Smart Snacks guidelines apply to “competitive foods” that are not a part of […]

How to Calm Start-of-School Jitters

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Health and Welfare

California State PTA offers guidance for parents and students as they head back to school  (Para leer este en español, haga clic aqui.) SACRAMENTO – The back-to-school season is an exciting time, but it can also cause anxiety for some children – and parents too! Preparing in advance can help your child feel more confident and […]

Shifting the Burden of Mental Health Care: Helping Families

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Health and Welfare

by Ramya Chari, December 21, 2012   In the coming weeks and months, we will hear numerous calls for better mental health programs and policies as a way to prevent tragedies such as the Newtown, Conn., shooting. As news and details trickle out, we may or may not emerge with a complete picture of what led […]

Letter from LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy

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Health and Welfare

Dear Parents/Guardians: On behalf of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) we are deeply saddened by today’s horrifying event this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. We want to assure all parents and members of our school community that the LAUSD’s number one priority is the safety of our students and […]

HELPING CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A TRAGEDY

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Health and Welfare

California State PTA and Tenth District PTSA offer our condolences and deepest sympathy to the families and school community for the tragic loss today in Newtown, Connecticut. Our hearts go out to all for this terrible loss. At this time of tragedy, children throughout our country may be struggling with their thoughts and feelings about […]

National Health Education Week

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Health and Welfare

On Sept 5, 2012 Scott Folsom, Vice President for Health and Parent Education moved and the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Tenth District of the California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students, Inc. (PTA) voted to support and promote National Health Education Week.