Friday, April 15, 2016

Week of 4/11/16

Happy April Vacation!  I hope everyone has a wonderful and restful week.

Term 3 grades are available now in iStudent/iParent.  Unfortunately, our GPA window is not showing correctly once again.  I have reached out to our Student Information System and will let you know when it is available.

Host families are still needed for the Chinese students coming to join us at AHS from May 1-8.  If you are interested please contact Melissa Yuan at The Cambridge Institute directly at

Six Ways to Stop the Mental Illness Stigma
Stigma is one of the most challenging aspects of living with a mental health condition. It causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control and prevents many from seeking the help they need. Stigma is not something that will go away on its own, but if we work together as a community, we can change the way we perceive mental illness in our society.
  1. Talk openly about mental health.
  2. Educate yourself and others about mental health.
  3. Be conscious of your language. Try to not use word like psycho, lunatic or crazy when describing people.
  4. Encourage equality in how people perceive physical illness and mental illness. If someone is diagnosed with cancer, friends and neighbors bring meals and gifts. If someone is being treated for a mental illness, people tend to avoid them rather than support them.
  5. Push back against the way people who live with mental illness are portrayed in the media.
  6. See the person, not the illness. A person with depression, bipolar disorder, any mental illness, is much, much more than their diagnosis.

ASHPAC - Please join ASHPAC for our upcoming May events, each starting at 7pm in the AMS Activity Room.
Tuesday, May 3rd - Monthly meeting:  Learn what ASHPAC is doing in our community.
Tuesday, May 10th - Parent Relaxation Tips and Techniques with Mary-Ellen Kramer
ASHPAC board member Mary-Ellen Kramer will be giving a free workshop about using gentle yoga postures, the Ayurvedic healing system and breathing techniques to help reduce stress. You will learn techniques that you can use while in meetings or during a stressful day, and the importance of taking care of yourself first. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing for this workshop. Mary-Ellen is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and a Reiki II Healer.

Finally, please be sure to check out the information in the Parent Flyers link!

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